I learned to form a full bar on the second fret with my index finger and a partial bar on the forth fret on the G,D and A strings with my ring finger to make the B chord. The high E is included in the full bar. Is this correct or have i been doing it wrong? Either way it always sounds good to me.
That's the way I've been doing it, but my ring finger just doesn't bend enough to get over the high e, so the high e is muted by my ring finger. My index does a full barre across all six strings. I've got the full barre down OK, though I need more finger strength to really make it ring. It's the barre on G,D,A that mutes the high e for me.
With amnesty from Russell and validation from both sides of the pond that muting is not only acceptable but preferred, I'm feeling pretty good with my relationship with the B chord. I can't get to it fast yet, but that's only a matter of practice. One of these days I will mutate. And then I'll need to work on scales and play those killer lead licks like Detman101. I worked on them a bunch with bass and you'd think that would have helped. You've have thought so...
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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