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How to build up to playing an F chord? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I best learn to play barre chords? I recently just got back into trying to learn to play guitar. I'm going through and learning all of the major chords in the book I'...
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Any tips on learning bar chords for guitar-playing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I best learn to play barre chords? I am trying to practice songs with bar chords every now and then, but was wondering if anyone had any tips to learn to play bar ...
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Why is dropped D tuning used so often?

Many metal/rock songs use dropped D tuning. What reasons are there for it?
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Why does my thumb hurt when I play bar chords?

Certain chords cause my thumb to be sore. How can I play in a way to prevent this?
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How can I build my finger strength when I am not practicing?

I am a beginner for guitar. And I am having a hard time playing the F barre chord. It is said that only through practice can one make a difference. But I have limited time playing guitar. Are there ...
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7answers
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Getting consistent tone from barre chords

Perhaps it's just that I have small hands (e.g. index finger is barely longer than the 12th fret), but I seem to have issues with barring; no matter what I do it seems there is a string that's right ...
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Barre chords, how to avoid or simplify?

Any way to avoid them or at least a way to make them a little easier?
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3answers
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How to play a G-chord?

Does anybody have tips on how to play a G-chord on the guitar? My band director taught us, but for some reason I just find it very difficult. Help!
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3answers
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How do you play a barre chord (or a chord with 4+ strings)

I need to play a chord that goes: $1.5.$2.7.$3.7.$4.7.$5.5 I can play a barre chord with my index finger and hold down all the strings on the fifth fret, but I cant hold down the three sevens. Any ...
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Playing certain chords sounds wrong

Teaching myself how to play guitar. unfortunately, that means I don't have hands on to help. When I play chords that have all the strings fretted (like F major) it doesn't make a note, but more like ...
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What are the correct mechanics for a guitar F barre chord

I have been having trouble with the F barre chord and have a question about mechanics. As an experiment I've tried moving the body very far to the right so that my eyes are somewhere over the seventh ...