Topic: The dreaded barrè chords
I've been strumming my guitar for about 6-7 months now; and I'm making some progress i can only assume! I've even managed to learn the open, but yet difficult version of C-major, and now also the other open chords seems quite easy to get by. That's what encouraged me to learn the dreaded barre chords. They seemed so difficult, and because of that I've always tried avoiding them - which meant I couldn't play many of the nice tunes here on chordie.
Noweven the big F-Chord doesn't scare me any longer. I've got the basic shapes down, and it sounds quite nice most of the time I think. I now get by with a little strength from my thumb and it's not that difficult any more. What I am struggeling with and can't get right, is the more advanced barre shapes. Like those of: GM, FM, GM7, F7, CM#7.
It's very frustrating because I can't seem to get all the strings to ring out clearly as i strum/pick those chord shapes, and sometimes one or two strings are fully muted.., regardless of how much i practise i put into making it right. And besides, I really want to get those chord shapes down, because i want to make use of them in one of my favorite songs " MY WAY," by Frank Sinatra.
So here comes the point i guess; any players out there presumably having a good barre grip that could perhaps give me sone tricks or hint i could try to make it sound better? Thank you! I am by the way thankful for any advice
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