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MrsMeyerMusic
08-31-2009, 12:15 PM
Is there an easier way to play B7? I am working on MusicTeacher20's "You've Got a Friend" and I just can't get B7!!!!!

ukeshale
08-31-2009, 12:18 PM
how are you playing it? you can bar the second fret with your pointer and use your middle finger to play 3rd fret on the C string :)

MrsMeyerMusic
08-31-2009, 12:20 PM
how are you playing it? you can bar the second fret with your pointer and use your middle finger to play 3rd fret on the C string :)

That's what I can't do! :(

Zakulele
08-31-2009, 12:27 PM
A---0
e---2
c---3
g---4

MrsMeyerMusic
08-31-2009, 01:10 PM
Rock on! I can do that! Is that an inversion?

bongofury
08-31-2009, 01:14 PM
Here's a great resource that gives you multiple ways to play chords up the neck:

http://www.ezfolk.com/uke/chords/

seeso
08-31-2009, 01:20 PM
Rock on! I can do that! Is that an inversion?

Yes, it's an inversion (on a high G uke), but those are the same exact notes that are contained in the barre version of 2322.

GrumpyCoyote
08-31-2009, 01:28 PM
Honestly though, I'd keep at the 2322 version. That form is mobile and very useful in the long run. Learn them both!

MrsMeyerMusic
08-31-2009, 01:49 PM
Honestly though, I'd keep at the 2322 version. That form is mobile and very useful in the long run. Learn them both!

If only you could convince my fingers of that, Grump! ;)

franulele
08-31-2009, 04:19 PM
It's good to know different inversions/voicings of the same chord.

The easier B7:
G-4,
C-3,
E-2,
A-0

works especially well when coming from or going to an Em 0432 (each finger hops over one string) or Dm 2210 (slide into place),

sukie
08-31-2009, 04:31 PM
Come on, MrsMeyer. Practice, practice, practice. Isn't that what you would tell your students?:D

fossil
08-31-2009, 05:04 PM
Another form that doesn't involve barring all 4 strings with the index finger (although you can bar across the first and second strings as if you were playing the major chord) is:

A-2
E-5
C-3
g-4

The other advantage of this form is that it is also moveable. I tend to use this one myself as I find the barred form a little cramped on a soprano.

If you do the bar across the first two strings this form is easily changed back to the major by lifting your little finger.

keithy351
08-31-2009, 09:27 PM
hey guys thanks for that link, i too have dificulty playing 1 or 2 odd chords and with there being a simpler version its a great thing to know, makes playing just that little more easier and twice as more funner :shaka:

buddhuu
08-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Honestly though, I'd keep at the 2322 version. That form is mobile and very useful in the long run. Learn them both!

Good advice. Practice will make both shapes (and more) available to you - even the ones you find hard to start with.

MrsMeyerMusic
09-01-2009, 09:19 AM
Come on, MrsMeyer. Practice, practice, practice. Isn't that what you would tell your students?:D

But it's so easy to just tell them that! :p