Thanks so much!
Yes, the rasgueado advice makes sense.
I did watch, rather listen to, the video. I listen a lot while at my engraving bench at work. That was a hugely helpful video, and I am correcting my death grip tendencies.
Your explanation of how the arm moves, and pulling inward with the arm really makes sense. I have heard classical and other guitarists advise that you should “let the weight of your arm” help with barre chords. I figured I was missing something, because it never helped. But with your explanation so can begin to play chords not using my thumb behind the neck. Never would have thought that possible.
I will go back and actually watch it.🙂
For me the trouble with the F chord is getting the fingers to go where they should without taking too long. Just not a familiar shape for me yet. But I am seeing progress so I am not worried. Just giving a sense of where my current level is.