Guitar Lessons

Guitar 101

Barre Chords

Barre chords involve your 1st finger to act as the anchor in playing this type of chord. Think of it like a capo. Different from the open chord, because every note played will be pressed down. There will be no open strings.

Practicing a barre chord – To prep yourself for this chord, take your 1st finger and lay it across the 1st fret. Lift up. You don’t want to put too much pressure on that 1st fret. You’ll just tire your fingers out, if you do. So try it again. Put your 1st finger down on the 1st fret. Your thumb should be anchored in the back, behind your 1st finger for support.
The advantage to playing this chord, is being able to slide it up or down the fret board.

Six string barre chords – These barre chords use all 6 strings to make a chord.

Some examples of barre chords

G Barre Chord                                     A Barre Chord

B Barre Chord

 

Five string barre chords – These barre chords use just 5 strings to make a chord.

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January 12, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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