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Old 04-25-2002, 01:58 PM
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Question weak left hand


i usually don't have trouble with barring, but i am having a problem barring this, especially at the first fret. any advice?
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Old 04-25-2002, 02:24 PM
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If 3^1 signifies a pull-off, then I think that your first (barre) finger is reacting to your third finger, perhaps pulling out of position just enough to make for a difficult first position barre. That's my guess. You may have to perform some walking exercises with your other fingers while holding a first position barre down, really concentrating on keeping your first finger in position while your other fingers fret freely. Tough to do, but it might solve your problem.
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