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Trouble with c chord
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I am needing help with the making of the c chord. I have fatty hands especially in the callus pad area and every time I try to make the c chord I end up deadening the e string. I have my arch right…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Hols Apr 29.

Bridge Pin Puller
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As a beginner I don't know much. But when I change my strings the cheap winder tool just doesn't do it to pull the bridge pins. I have looked on Ebay and found two- one like a crow bar and one like…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael medex Sep 11, 2013.

How to Play F
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I am haveing all kinds of problems with F can someone help me with any tips?Thanks DaveContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Apr 4, 2013.

Key of C,G,F,D,A,E.
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I am wanting to know if I have the "families" of chords correct for these keys. This is what I have:Key of C  has  C, F, G7Key of G  has  G, C, D7Key of F   has  F, Bb, C7Key of D  has D, G, A7Key of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Newbie Dean Apr 13, 2013.

 

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Kyle Hols replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"Try to make sure you get your wrist down away from the neck of the guitar. This will give you a better angle for your fingers and you'll be less likely to hit the strings you don't intend to."
Apr 29
Wesley C Wilkins replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"Thanks Tony, I practiced today for 2 hours maybe more. Some pain but not a lot. I got a new pick and a better understanding of how to place my fingers. Not so bad tonight where I cant practice again this afternoon. Thanks for the information. I will…"
Jan 21
Daryl Kosinski replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"In the beginning everyone has trouble with chords. Also later in life. Age along with all it's joint issues take their toll. More often than not I will use the "big band rhythm" chord form for C. Second finger third fret 6th string,…"
Jan 20
Tony K. replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"It was probably suggested before, but I'll suggest/ask it again just in case....have you had the guitar set up?  I mean, ya, you do get calluses a bit from playing steel string acoustics, but by now, you should be able to play much more…"
Jan 20
Wesley C Wilkins replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"Am I doing this to help with with the pain from practicing, because its not that bad for me. I can take that. I just wait 24 hours and Im good for another 30 minutes or hour if I get lucky. If you mean it will help me quit biting them, then that…"
Jan 19
Dell Krauchi replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"Hello, I have had many students who have been compulsive nail bitters and have introduced them to "virgin olive oil". Seriously now!! Get yourself some, heat it up to just above room temperature, say 90-100 degrees, just enough to feel the…"
Jan 19
Wesley C Wilkins replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"I wish I could "trim" my fingernails, but I have bitten mine since childhood and they are perpetually bitten to the quick. Sad but true I am afraid to admit. "
Jan 19
Dell Krauchi replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"Hello, As has been already mentioned, you should obtain a guitar with a 1-3/4"/43mm nut and then capo to the second fret. That increases the neck width 4-5mm - which is an added bonus. This is what I have to do, as I too have chubby…"
Jan 19
Wesley C Wilkins replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"I am having the same problem. I can do the A, G, E, D F but when I try the C chord I always deaden a string. And to actually transition from any other chord to C is a huge obstacle. I know that practice makes perfect, I just wish it were just a bit…"
Jan 19
Terry Angelli replied to David's discussion Question about calluses
"Dell, I've been playing for over 40 years and you post about NOT having calluses is the first I've ever heard! As other posters noted here lower action, heavier gauge strings tuned down, good setup, etc. can help but NO calluses? Sorry to…"
Dec 29, 2015
Tony K. replied to David's discussion Question about calluses
"My guitars are set up so low that any lower they'd have major fret buzz.  They have a "little" as it is now, but only to a slight degree that I actually like. I play as light as I can but I still get calluses.  Doesn't…"
Dec 11, 2015
Newbie Dean replied to David's discussion Question about calluses
"I started this git thing about 6 years ago at age 60.  I was having issues with callouses myself.  When I started to pose YOUR question on a number of sites,  one older player told me to "lighten up" and make sure my git was…"
Dec 10, 2015
Gary J. Toth replied to David's discussion Question about calluses
"You may want to look into Gorilla Tips, Dave.  http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Tips-Fingertip-Protectors-Medium/dp/B0091C03YG   After I chopped of the fingertips of my ring finger and middle finger on my fretting hand, I didn't think…"
Jul 30, 2015
Tony K. replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"I'll second, third or whatever the wider nut guitar. Always a good choice when you have big, fat or super long hands/fingers.  8-D   Have you also made sure that your finger nails on your fretting hand are as short as possible?…"
Jul 12, 2015
Dell Krauchi replied to David's discussion Trouble with c chord
"Hello, I would suggest a wide nut guitar. I would also "assume" that since you refer to having "fatty hands: - that you might also have "fatty fingers"? Would this be correct? What type of guitar are you playing? Steel?…"
Jul 11, 2015
Dell Krauchi replied to David's discussion Question about calluses
"Hello,Regardless, but I do not think that you are really listening to what it is that I am saying? As a young guitarist back in the 60's and 70's, I use to play guitar 6-12 hours per day, 6-7 days per week. I never went anywhere without a…"
Jul 1, 2015

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Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Less than 1 year
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Epiphone DR 100
What type of music do you like to play?
Gospel
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