Category Archives: Barre Chord Advice/Tips

Barre Chords – The Importance of Properly Training Muscle Memory

Hey all So when you’re playing barre chords – or anything on guitar(or any other musical instrument) for that matter – you’re developing something known as muscle memory. I learned about this through sports, as a competitive swimmer, but it … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – Buzzing Analysis

So I’ve been really busy with school but here’s a quick post on how to spot annoying fingering mistakes when strumming barre chords! The most common problem beginners get when learning barre chords is an unpleasant, chunky, buzzing sound when … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – Cheap Guitars Make Them Harder

So I’ve spent quite a few posts giving you guys all sorts of tips on nailing these annoying barre chords – often the bane of a newbie guitarist’s journey to rockstardom. I’ve talked about elbow position, wrist position, how to … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – When to Use Them

So let’s assume that, from reading my other posts, you’ve got a handle on barre chords (if not then you need to look at the Categories section to read all my beginner advice posts ), the next step is to … Continue reading

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Barre Chord Tips – Posture and Elbow Position

So I’ve been super-busy with schoolwork and band practice but I have a little time now to write a few more tips I’ve discovered that have made barre chords even easier Yes, they DO get easier! I’ll prove it with … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – Abusing your fingertips…-ish…

So I mentioned at the end of my last post that I would talk about one other common beginner’s mistake – one that usually only happens when playing barre chords – and that can REALLY hurt your fingers after a … Continue reading

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Barre Chord Buzzing – Another Common Mistake

As I mentioned in one of my first posts, the string that REALLY annoys people learning barre chords is the high-E string (the thinnest string) – particularly if the first barre chord you try to learn is B minor (Bm). … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – A Dangerous Beginner's Mistake to Avoid

You know what I hate more than barre chords? The incredible pain in my left index finger caused by typing a post right after playing…which I’m doing now…but I love you guys that much! P.S. I really don’t but I’m … Continue reading

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A Barre Chord Progression to Practice (with a video demo by me! :D)

Well I’m a bit late with this post but here’s what I have for you guys! (You might want to read my earlier posts first if you’re just learning!) It’s a simple exercise that I’ve been struggling with myself but … Continue reading

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Using a metronome to help with chord switching

Wow…somehow I’m still managing to find time to update every night even though it’s after midnight and I have a class test at 8…you guys better subscribe and make it worthwhile….-.- Anyways! One of the best ways to master chord … Continue reading

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