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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmo_S View Post
    I practise familiar chord sequences as a brain teaser and to get to know many keys, from 4b to 4# keys. So I encounter it in E and related C#minor key.
    Like a minor sequence
    C#m: 1104
    F#m: 2120
    G#7: 1323 (this is G7 shape moved up one fret). I myself don't find it difficult at all because little finger has an easy reach, but everyones fingers are different

    What I find difficult is G#: 1343
    So difficult I usually play the weaker 5343. Weaker because G# is played on 4th fret instead 1st.
    This same chord is used also in Eb and Ab flat keys as Ab.
    I play G# with 5343 too.
    Doing 1343 is trying to do what my fingers are not meant to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhwen View Post
    I play G# with 5343 too.
    Doing 1343 is trying to do what my fingers are not meant to do.
    have you guys ever considered avoiding the problem by not playing the G string. Instead of 5343 or 1343, just play 343. All you have to do is play the G chord we all know and love, but play it up one fret and with the finger that is fretting the C string...move that finger a little bit so that it barely touches the G string and mutes it.

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    I started to play G with my middle finger on the C string, and pointer on A. It is easier for me for almost all transitions.
    But I never saw anybody to do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swap View Post
    I started to play G with my middle finger on the C string, and pointer on A. It is easier for me for almost all transitions.
    But I never saw anybody to do the same.
    I used to do this too. I play it both ways now, depending on context. Usually, I find myself using the other way, but in some cases (notably G <-> G7 and G <-> E7) I still do it your way.

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