(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I don't read or write music nor do I understand the process.  However, I have a book of Beatles songs that includes supposedly authentic transcriptions with their notations/instructions to follow when playing each peice.  coupled with some rather difficult chords and changes, the notations, at least to me, render these songs extremely challenging to handle.

Except for the F Chord.  In virtually every instance, they opt for the easiest open version played on the first four strings and this certainly makes changes from C (and others) easier.  Having said that, I use both open and barred versions to suit the peice I'm playing.

Postscript: My mistake.  After going back and reviewing the above mentioned book, I realized they use the fully barred F just as often as they use variations.  Selective perception is alive and well in my pointy head.  Sorry.