Barre Chords

C Shape Barre Chord

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While the C major in open position should be no sweat to you by now, the barred version is a little more challenging.

It’s hard to get at first, but don’t you dare skip it. It’s important know this shape.Read More »C Shape Barre Chord

G Shape Barre Chord

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This can be the trickiest barre chord shape to play. To play it, you may want to just omit playing the high E string. This is how I play it. It makes it much more practical to use.

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Barre Chords

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  You cannot play every chord in the guitar’s open position.

What if you wanted to play an F or B chord? How about an F# or Gb chord for that matter? You can’t do it without using a barred chord. There are 12 possible major chords and without barre chords you can only play 5 of them. It’s the same thing with minor chords. A barre chord is where we take a basic chord pattern and “move” it up the neck of the guitar to create different chords.

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