For most guitarists, their journey begins with some basic open chords. E, A, D, G, C, maybe some minor chords. But then the day of reckoning finally comes as you flip through songs and see it – F major. Up to this point, everything’s been more about co-ordination and training your fingers to go to the right place but suddenly it’s all for naught. The F barre chord breaks your fingers and crushes your spirits.. it’s too powerful!
If you find yourself in this position, you need to realize that you’re not alone. In fact, guitarists have figured out a work-around that allows you to play the F chord without barring the strings. In this video we go over the “little F” chord, which is FAR easier to play than the F barre chord, although it doesn’t sound as rich as the full chord so it’s a bit of a compromise. Either way, it works and will allow you to play all those songs you’ve haven’t been able to.