henryb wrote: Zurf wrote:
It isn't possible for mere mortals. That chord is for mutants only. I always substitute B7 and call it an arrangement.
Thats called cheating , and not allowed. Sit on the naughty step .
I'll take my time on the naughty step, but I'm still going to 'arrange.' Russell Harding (our own original Chordian Mutant) taught me the trick he mentioned here in an e-mail. It's nifty, but still doesn't work for me. Another fellow tried to get me to bridge all three strings with my ring finger in a 'double barre.' I punched him straightaway. He had it coming, don't you think?
It's Russell's song "A Few To Many" that I started using the B7 on and found that it works pretty well in most circumstances. Still love that song Russell! And I use the open fingering for B7, none of this switching a barre chord for another barre chord garbage. If I can't go to an open chord, it's just not worth playing. Except F and F#m shaped chords. I'm finally getting those. The A shape barre chords are unfair, unwise, unnatural, and wholly unlikely. They are, flat-out, evil.
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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