Monthly Archives: November 2010

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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Easy Cover of Jason Mraz – I'm Yours

Sooo….I was bored and decided to use my webcam to make a video for you guys! Not the best for audio quality but it makes for a decent tutorial. The chords you use in the progression are G, D, Em, … 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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Switching Frets When Playing Barre Chords

Hi again Once you’ve got the hang of playing basic barre chords, and switching between them and open chords (if you haven’t go check out my earlier posts for useful tips!), you can move into more advanced territory! Switching between … Continue reading

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Just a couple more tips to help nail those pesky barre chords…:)

Yup….so I was exchanging emails with a fellow blogger and he gave me a couple helpful tips I missed before so here’s  what I extracted for this post… One of the best realizations I had about barre chords was that … Continue reading

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