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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Slippery Jack, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Slippery Jack

    Slippery Jack Tele-Meister

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    I played that F chord last week.
     
  2. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    i can play the F barre chord!
     
  3. Slippery Jack

    Slippery Jack Tele-Meister

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    Hmmm...
     
  4. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I remember struggling to play an open F. When I finally got it, I felt that I had really accomplished something.
     
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  5. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Open F? What would that be?
     
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  6. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    G strings are more fun
     
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  7. schnulli

    schnulli Tele-Meister

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    Just use a capo.

    Good enough for Jimmie Vaughan, good enough for me (and you maybe).

    :rolleyes:

    :)
     
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  8. BigDaddyLH

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    FMaj13#11: 100000
     
  9. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

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    You think the barred 'F' is hard to learn?......that open 'F' has actually killed people!
     
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    The classic cowboy 'open F'.....I'll bet Willie knows it.
     
  11. nojazzhere

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    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.
     
  12. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    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.
     
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  13. Jakeboy

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    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.
     
  14. BigDaddyLH

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    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.
     
  15. Chick-N-Picker

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    F it!
     
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    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    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?
     
  17. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Got the college T-shirt ;)


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  18. getbent

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    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!
     
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    As a key to play in, F is a ***** without a capo.
     
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    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.
     
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