Hey all! I’m working on a tune with two E Shape Minor barre chords:
A minor on the 5th fret
F Minor on the 1st fret
I know Justin recommends trying not to change your position of your index fingering between different barres. For my case, though, I’m having to do a little bit of a finger bend as well as moving my index finger further along towards the low E string to get the Ab to come out.
I don’t feel like I’m squeezing too hard to make it work, just repositioning helps get the full sound out.
My question: is that appropriate technique? Will I regret building this habit later?
The distance between the strings is slightly different so if you can’t find a happy medium you’ll need to adjust. Try playing the Fm then slide it up to the Am without adjusting and vice versa. you may find middle ground. If not you’ll need to learn to adjust while doing the change.