I'm having a really hard time getting my fingers to play the F chord. Is there another way of doing this? if u answer can you simplify it as to which finger on which string in which fret... thanks in advance to any possible answers.
In addition to the "small F" that others have talked about, you can make what I call a wraparound F. It's easier than a full barre, but a bit more difficult than the small F. The good thing about it is that tonally, it's identical to a full barre.
It involves holding the neck across the palm of your hand and using your thumb on the low E. It helps if you have big hands.
From high to low:
e and B = barre on fret 1 with index finger
G = fret 2 with middle finger
D = fret 3 with little finger
A = fret 3 with ring finger
E = fret 1 with side of thumb
So what you end up doing is using fingers 2, 3 and 4 on the G, D and A strings, just as you would for a full barre. You then use your thumb as the "barre" for the low E instead of your index finger. Like everything else it takes practice. It works all the way up the neck and can be modified for minor chords (barre the bottom 3 with your index and raise your middle finger), but it doesn't adapt very well to 7ths or sus's.
Last edited by Astronomikal (2011-07-19 17:19:10)