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

E-------------1------------------|-------1-----3^1--------
B----------1----3^1--------------|-----1---3^1----3^1--------
G-------1-----------3^1--3^1--3^1|---1----------------3^1-----
D----3---------------------------|-3----------------------
A--------------------------------|------------------------
D--------------------------------|-------------------------------

E-----------3-------------------|--------3-----5^3--------------0-
B--------3----5^3---------------|------3---5^3----5^3-----------0-
G-----3------------5^3--5^3--5^3|---3-----------------5^3-------0--
D--5----------------------------|-5-----------------------------2
A-------------------------------|-------------------------------2--
D-------------------------------|-------------------------------
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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Default Advice from a novice

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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