Category Archives: Beginner Tips

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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Smooth Guitar Chord Transition – Making It Easier

Beginners often have trouble making transitions between chords and these difficulties get many times more discouraging when they start playing barre chords. There are, however, ways to make the learning curve a whole lot easier and reduce the time it … Continue reading

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Proper Guitar Thumb Position – Quick Guide

For a finger that – usually – doesn’t fret any notes, your fretting hand thumb does a lot. It supports the guitar neck and controls the range of motion of your fretting hand – and consequently how easy – or … 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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Guitar Chord Finger Positioning – Tweaks That Improve Sound

Whether you’re playing barre chords, simple open chords – or blazing fast riffs as you race through a lead solo in front of your adoring (and maybe even topless ) fans – perfecting your finger positioning is key to getting … 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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