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#1 rkl312

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:21 AM

I am currently trying to learn the song Imagine with the help of Marty Schwartz on YouTube.  He plays the F chord in this song barring the first two strings.  I am having difficulty making this chord.  I can play the full barre chord fairly easily because I've practiced it so much.  My question is is it worth trying to get this mini F chord form down or should I just play the full six string barre chord F?



#2 DianeB

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:03 AM

The fingering for the 4-string F chord (xx3211) is just a whisker away from the open Dm7 (xx0211) and Fmaj7 (xx3210), both of which are used very often. Personally, I almost always play F with the full barre, but the "best" chord voicing depends on the context.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:28 PM

I'd say form the full Barre F and only play the frost few strings if needed.

Otherwise play the full Barre F
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#4 CapM

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:07 PM

Um, I just watched his video of Imagine, and there's no F chord.  Are you talking about the Fmaj7 that comes after the Cmaj7?  He's not barring the first two strings on the Fmaj7.  The E string is open.  It's played x-x-3-2-1-0



#5 rkl312

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:36 PM

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https://www.youtube....h?v=5aUpajjl7ZA

 

F Chord at 1:30 is the one I was trying to play.  After practice I can now get it.  Its not as hard as it seemed.  But that goes for most of my learning!






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