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Old 04-19-2019, 08:39 PM
Barriosman Barriosman is offline
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I'm having such difficulty getting a clean barre on 7th fret with
Romanza. NONE of the tips on YouTube have helped.
I've tried everything. I can play a clean barre by itself, but
NOT in an actual piece. HELP-ANYONE!
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:10 PM
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Are you rolling the index finger back so the side of the finger is barring and the knuckle is facing more towards the nut?
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:13 AM
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I'm having such difficulty getting a clean barre on 7th fret with
Romanza. NONE of the tips on YouTube have helped.
I've tried everything. I can play a clean barre by itself, but
NOT in an actual piece. HELP-ANYONE!
Thanks
Jeff
Give yourself some time. I often start a piece and hit a spot where I think I will never get it. But over time, it falls into place. Practice barre chords for short periods of time - if you try to practice them for longer periods, you may cramp or tire and you're not doing yourself any good.

1. Make sure the joint of your finger is not right over the string... position your finger so you get the best coverage/pressure on the strings.

2. And yes, try rolling your finger slightly, so you are using more of the side. This can help avoid the problem in #1.

3. Use the weight of your arm to help hold the barre position.

You may find this page helpful:
https://douglasniedt.com/Tech_Tip_Little_Jennifer.html

If you are playing a barre chord... you really only need to barre the strings that are not covered by other fingers - so if you are doing an F chord, for example, the 1st, 2nd and 6th strings need to be clearly barred, but the 3rd, 4th and 5th strings are covered by other fingers.

Hope that helps.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:39 PM
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I'm having such difficulty getting a clean barre on 7th fret with
Romanza. NONE of the tips on YouTube have helped.
I've tried everything. I can play a clean barre by itself, but
NOT in an actual piece. HELP-ANYONE!
Thanks
Jeff
Any one in particular? Or both? There are two sections in this piece, and each has a barre at the 7th fret.
I play this piece. I can perhaps help you or explain/show you how I do it.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:46 PM
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Probably just the speed needed to reach the chord from the prior chord is leading to inaccuracy.

As far as this barre you really just need the index finger to barre the first, second and sixth strings
cleanly. The index finger can be slightly ached to accomplish that much. Perhaps that will help.

Also it may help to look right at the seventh fret just before leaving the prior chord to help you land
your index finger in the best place.
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