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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Slippery Jack, Jul 1, 2018.
I played that F chord last week.
i can play the F barre chord!
I remember struggling to play an open F. When I finally got it, I felt that I had really accomplished something.
Open F? What would that be?
G strings are more fun
Just use a capo.
Good enough for Jimmie Vaughan, good enough for me (and you maybe).
You think the barred 'F' is hard to learn?......that open 'F' has actually killed people!
The classic cowboy 'open F'.....I'll bet Willie knows it.
I didn't think we could mention the "F" chord here....moderators will get all apoplectic.
But seriously, I can kinda remember WAY BACK when I first could do a barred F (or any barred chord) and the sense of accomplishment it brought. Opened up the fretboard beyond just first three frets. Sometimes I yearn for that time of innocence and simplicity.....and learn everything all over again.
I am sometimes dumb as a box of rocks, but my favorite F lately has been XX321X. I can play a barred F if I want. I don't want.
The open F is the do or die first hurdle for all steel string players...conquering it opens up the fretboard and full barre chords. Absolutely crucial.
Kids today have it easy! I started on a Harmony acoustic with strings way off the fretboard. You had to squeeze that barre like you were trying to strangle someone.
You guys make an "F" chord sound so difficult and complex that there should be an entire university dedicated to it's mastery. You know...FU?
Got the college T-shirt
good job man. I remember when playing an F chord (no barre, no bottom) was a pretty big deal. I remember when my son mastered it and how he said, "pop, that opens up a ton of stuff for me".... it is an achievement and a new beginning... good job!
As a key to play in, F is a ***** without a capo.
If you do it that way, you can add the low note with your thumb and get those great rockabilly slides up the neck like Joe Maphis and Larry Collins. I think Jimi Hendrix used his thumb too.