Michael, First, thanks so much for putting Autumn Leaves up as a chord practicing song. My question is : how do I mute that dern A string?? Especially when playing the Em chord at the 12th fret, since that's also a harmonic fret. I'm trying to play it with 3 fingers instead of as a bar chord, but it seems that no matter what, I hit that string and now there's a suspension in the chord (not to mention a dissonance)! I'm assuming its really just a matter of three things - 1) practice, 2) practice and 3) practice, but I'd like to practice correctly so if you have a tip or technique you could share I'd appreciate it. thanks in advance, ________________________ If You're Really Hip, the Passin' Years Will Show!!