Monthly Archives: February 2011

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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Why Do Barre Chords Hurt So much?

They might just be the most irritating learning roadblock for new guitarists – and probably the reason why many simple give up the guitar or resign themselves to being limited by open chords (although a capo can help with some … Continue reading

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How to Play 7th Barre Chords – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

7th barre chords refer – as the name suggests – to the same 7th chord variations (major 7th, minor 7th, and dominant 7th) chords that you might already be familiar with – except that you play them using barre chords … Continue reading

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Barre Chords – Switching Frets/Positions Accurately and Minimizing Buzz

First of all, I want to apologize for the long delay since my last post! Schoolwork and band obligations have been so time-consuming Anyways, today I’m gonna talk about how to master the “position switch” – moving barre chords up … Continue reading

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