Beyond Open Chords: Barre Chords Mini Course

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Beyond Open Chords

Open chords are great, but all chords can’t be played in the open position. You’ll notice that there are chords that seem to be missing such as F chords and B chords as well as chords with sharps or flats. Well, these chords don’t have their own shapes on the fretboard. To play them (and all the other major and minor chords for that matter) you have to use a barre chord. Barre chords are movable chord shapes.

Major Chords Barred

Learn how to carry open chord patterns up the neck of the guitar to create new major chords.

E Shape Barre Chord Exercises

In this lesson, you’ll get a set of exercises to practice the chords that you’ve learned.

A Shape Barre Chord Exercises

In these exercises, you are to figure out the barre chord that needs to be played, and apply them to strumming basic quarter notes. For the first few pages of exercises, I’ve include red lettering that indicates the fret at which the barre chord is played