Category Archives: Basic Barre Chord Advice for Beginners

Basic advice on getting those barre chords to sound right – a must-read before my more advanced recent posts!

Why Do Barre Chords Hurt Wrist So Much?

Barre chords can be a pain – literally and figuratively. Still, they’re a necessary evil of becoming a guitarist of any caliber so it’s all about dealing with whatever pain you can’t avoid and fixing what you can. One example of pain … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – Acoustic vs. Electric Comparison

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering whether barre chords are easier (or harder) on  acoustic guitar versus their electric counterparts. The short answer is yes – it makes difference. Acoustic barre chords are considerably harder – especially if you’re … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take To Learn Barre Chords

A very common question among beginning guitarists is how long it takes to learn barre chords. The tricky thing is that there are two possible interpretations to this question – both of which have very individual- specific answers. This is … Continue reading

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Easy Barre Chords – Cheat Sheet to Avoid Them Temporarily

Barre chords can be a pain where it hurts most. That being said, they’re well worth the time to learn all about and don’t take as much effort as you might think to get the hang of. If you want … Continue reading

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Power Chords Chart – Quick Reference Guide For All Power Chords

Power chords are an interesting set of chords that have found favor with rock guitarists – as well as many players in other genres (such as blues). There are lots of reasons for this popularity and the aim of this … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – A Complete Guide (hopefully!)

Okay, so it’s been just five months since I started this project yet I feel like I’ve learned so much in that time. Barre chords used to be the bane of my existence as a guitarist but, thanks to the … Continue reading

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Barre Chords Chart – A Quick Reference for All Barre Chords

The cool thing about barre chords is that you can move them up and down the guitar neck to create new chords of the same type, e.g. you can play any major chord, using only one chord form, by simply … Continue reading

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Introduction to Barre Chords for Beginners – The B Minor Chord

First, let me acknowledge that barre chords are the single most frustrating part of learning to play the guitar for 90 % of people – including me. They can seem impossible to get right, at first, and have caused many … Continue reading

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5 Barre Chord Tips Every Guitarist Should Know

Barre chords can be a pain in the *** – but they hurt our fingers, wrists, thumbs, and even our forearms more than anything else. The weird thing is that most of the discomfort and stress isn’t necessary at all. … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – How Practicing Scales Can Help

Soooo, I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I did upload a cover of “The Only Exception” by Paramore to YouTube on Christmas Eve (it’s embedded in the post below this one and makes for excellent barre chord practice!). If … Continue reading

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