Playing the B Chord is one of the most frustrating obstacles for any guitarist, but once you’ve mastered it you’ll never look back.
For a series of pictures and tutorial check out: b chord guitar.
What I want to discuss here, and get your opinion on is the underlying problem that holds people back trying to learn this seemingly impossible b chord for so long.
One of my first thoughts was finger strength, the ability to press down hard enough on the strings to make sure each note sounds cleanly. This is true to some extent but it’s not the complete picture. I think something else is at play.
Finger stretching, anyone? I can remember I had a lot of trouble trying to stretch my fingers to make any kind of barre shape, this was a real sticking point for me, but after a few weeks of putting it into my practice schedule I had it nailed.
I think the main thing to remember is to make sure you’re including all of the fundamental exercises in your practice sessions, even if its not on the same day, so long as they’re spread out over the week then you will see some extroadinary results.
I’m talking about doing finger strength training exercises on Monday, Finger stretching on Tuesday, maybe Ear training on Wednesday …
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