Barre Chord Workout
Unlock hundreds of new shapes with the power of a few simple barre chords. TG shows you how…
Open chords are a great way to get started on the guitar and cover some basics of playing. However, these simple shapes can be limiting if you want higher pitched sounds or if you need to play in lots of different keys. Barre chords are movable shapes that let you play anywhere on the neck and in any key. These chords are used in virtually every style of music, so it’s worth getting them nailed.
Play E, but don’t use your first finger Play an open E chord using this fingering that leaves your first finger free. Notice that three strings are open.
Slide the shape up one fret We want to turn this E into an F chord. F is one note higher than E, so move this shape one fret higher.
Turning E into an F ba rre chord Strumming the chord will tell you something’s not right – the three open strings stayed at the same pitch when you moved the rest of the chord. Simply place your first finger across all six strings at the 1st fret to move the open strings up a fret.
Feel the fret.... and
doitanyway Open up the fretboard by learning barre