Hi IGT's. I ve been playing guitar for about 6 months. Dont have a teacher, learned evrything from this site only. Like every beginner i've been facing quite a few problems.
1. My first problem is playing BARRE chords only minors like Fm, Gm.
The 3rd string always sounds dead as soon as i took off my 3 finger that makes it a major chord. I dont have big fingers can that be a problem?? But they cover all the six strings comfortably but i have small hands as compared to others i've seen. My finger position is as told by some guys here which is as close to fret but not on it. When it apply the maximum pressure that my arm can produce it sometimes sounds ok but then that makes difficult to change a chord. And as mentioned in some of the reviews pressure is not that important than finding the correct positions. All the strings are on my fingers, i mean to say that dont lie on the DIVIDING LINES on our fingers that may cause this problem.
So is their any wrist position or elbow position that might be causing problem?? i keep my elbow close to my waist. Please help
2. I want to know about practice schedule. There are lots of exercises here like chromatics, running chromatics, scales etc etc...I want to know how much time i must give to them per day (minimum)?? Should i be taking any breaks if fingers starts getting tired (which is very obvious) or should i continue??
Any help will be appreciated!!!