I know that I have asked this before (but can’t find the response) but how do I find sings with the F barre chord at https://www.justinguitar.com/songs? I have picked Grade 2 and then F and G which should show ‘Dreams’ but doesn’t. So added C and D which shows 4 songs none of which have the F barre chord in them.
Any ideas how to get this to work to find songs with the F barre chord in them?
The filter is not the most refined and brilliant part of the website.
It can involve trying several parameters due to this:
And the fact that the attaching of chords to each and every one of the 700+ song lessons is an on going task, not fully completed.
C, F, G
Go with the tip from @jjw1 to that lesson then follow through to that lesson’s discussion in the community.
Also, try combining some of your practical guitar skill learned to date with some of your musical theory and knowledge learned to date.
For any song you know using simple chords A, D and E, they can be transposed to the key of C and replaced with C, F and G.
In the key of A you have: A, Bm, C#m, D, E, F#m
in the key of C you have: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am
A, D and E are the I, IV and V chords.
C, F and G which are the I, IV and V chords in the key of C.
Selecting A, D, E on the filter gives 48 songs.
All of these can be played using direct swaps of C instead of A, F instead of D and G instead of E.
None of this negates any fair criticism of the weaknesses in the filter system. Its drawbacks are known about but other things are keeping any work on it being top of the agenda just now.
Why? I had set the difficulty level to Grade 2 and then picked the F chord. At that point it should have listed out all songs for Grade 2 with an F chord in. I shouldn’t need to tick other chords. Listing out songs above my grade is not helpful.
I have looked at the songs listed for that module and the discussion as you say has some more but I don’t think that many of these have lessons by Justin.
Really. So I can I can play C, F and G instead of A, D and E! How knew!
Hi Stuart, I can’t help with the search function of the website, but at least suggest some songs you maybe could try, as they all are having an F Chord and are playable at Grade 2 level, at least in a basic version. I don’t remember, if you are using the App, but you can find them there:
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the Rain (Am,F,C,G)
John Denver - Take me home Country Roads (C,D,Em,F)
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train (Am,C,Em7,F,G)
Johnny Cash - Hurt (Am,C,D,F,G)
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Am,C,E,F,G 6:8!)
Apart from Country Roads, they are quite slow, so maybe useful for F Chord training.