How to play F chord, tips


This article is for those who …

・don’t know how to play the F chord

・can’t play F chord clearly

This article will explain how to play the F chord, which is one of the most difficult guitar chords. In this blog, I’ve been putting off playing some difficult chords, but once you learn how to play them, you can put them to good use, so it’s better to be able to play them. I don’t think it will produce a beautiful sound, but let’s give it a try. This is a solution, but if you can do this, you will definitely get sound! I don’t think there is a point. It’s like having a few points that when combined produce a beautiful sound. I have listed as many points as I can think of, so please check to see if you have covered each one one by one.

 (1) Elbow position

First, the position of the elbow. I’ve thought about it a lot, and this may be surprisingly important.Try to tighten your arms as much as possible. (Bring your elbows closer to your body. It’s okay if they touch your body. If the sides are open (elbows are far apart), the sound will be less likely to be heard.

(2) Thumb position

Try placing your thumb near the middle of the back of the neck. Also, it’s best to press the back side between the 1st and 2nd frets. Try different positions for your thumb, focusing on this area. (I think it varies depending on the size of your hands, etc.)

(3) Index finger

The difficult part of the F chord is pressing multiple strings with your index finger. However, the only strings you press with your index finger are the 1st, 2nd, and 6th strings. I think 6 strings are relatively easy to use. I think it will be easier to press the 1st and 2nd strings with the hard part of the second joint of your index finger. Also, if you press it with the side of your index finger, the sound will come out more easily. I think it would be a good idea to consider the above points and try out different things. However, I think it’s okay to have strings that don’t make you nervous. In fact, there are only three types of notes in the F chord (F, C, and A), and the same sound can be heard even if some notes are not played. I think it’s a good idea to practice with the mindset that if you keep playing the guitar, you’ll eventually be able to play it naturally. If you really can’t play it, you can just use the abbreviated form instead.

How to easily play the F chord in abbreviated form

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