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2nd fret b chord shape?

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casano  
14 Nov 2006 16:23 | Quote
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im having trouble playing this chord with ease it seems my tecneque is not improving because on the upstroke sometimes i dont get it clean sound, i feel im catching my third finger while pressing down on the b,g,d notes on the fourth fret on the high e string any1 got any tips?
paerdeveygh  
15 Nov 2006 09:01 | Quote
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Yeah, many people have problems with that B chord, I sometimes play it with the indexfinger fretted over the seccond fret, and then I use only two fingers, ring- and littlefinger for the remaining notes, like this:

----[---1--[----[--------
----[---1--[----[--4-----
----[---1--[----[--3/4---}only two fingers
----[---1--[----[--3-----
----[---1--[----[--------
----[---1--[----[--------

I must admit that my fingers are kinda big :)

I also saw people doing it with the indexfinger fretted over the seccond fret, and playing the rest of the notes with only one the ringfinger; They had it fretted over the fourth bar, without touching the high E-string. I still can't do that after all those years,

If you really keep having problems with that B chord, you could of course just avoid it by playing:

[----[----[----[--1--[----[----[--4-
[----[----[----[--1--[----[----[----
[----[----[----[--1--[----[----[----
[----[----[----[--1--[----[----[----
X[----[----[----[-----[----[----[----
X[----[----[----[-----[----[----[----

only now you miss the bass-strings,
I think you have to keep on practicing on that B-chord though, it will come in time,
casano  
15 Nov 2006 12:44 | Quote
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sorry if i didnt explain right i do play it by freting the forth fret with just the ringfinger ,and thats when i get the buzz,i know i could use the other variations on the 7th and 4th fret but im just trying hard to learn to play all chords in all positions and this is on of the hardest ive come across. thank for the help and encouragement though.
paerdeveygh  
15 Nov 2006 13:14 | Quote
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That's kind of an interesting topic; how to play a B-chord. I donīt think itīs a big deal when you play it with all the fingers:

--1--[----[----
--1--[----[--4- }pinky
--1--[----[--3- }ringfinger
--1--[----[--2- }middlefinger
--1--[----[----
--1--[----[----

instead of only the ringfinger fretted, without touching the high E-string,

Others might strongly disagree with me, but Iīd like to here the opinions on this,
luckyhubbie  
9 May 2007 11:37 | Quote
United States
Posts: 69
I play the chord with just my index finger and my pinky. Dunno if this will work for you but I bar the second fret then just mash down the second third and fourth strings on the fourth fret with my pinky finger. Since your fourth finger is smaller it might help the buzz
zmazz  
12 May 2007 14:02 | Quote
United States
Posts: 94
I use my Index and ring finger.. maybe your fingers arent that strong enough? it will defintely buzz or it will sound dirty if thats the case. just keep on practicing and it will come to you. i have that same problem before. i was trying to do power chords with my index and pinky but my pinky was just too weak. so i kept on doing so many power chords all over the neck and few weeks after, i got my pinky buffed up! lol! and now i can use it with ease. one more thing, you could always try different voicings of B chord. try the hendrix style of fretting major chords, its pretty cool! but you'll have to use your thumb in fretting down the bass string.. just the low e string though.


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