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2 Aug 2020

Barre chords for guitar

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Do you want to play chords on the guitar, but don't know exactly what terms like 'open', barre and powerchords mean? Check out this article for a introduction into different types and kinds of guitar chords!

There is going to be talk about degrees and intervals. Read this article to find out what they are!

After you have read through the introductions, you will be familiar with terms like major, minor, open, barre chords and the different kinds of degrees.

Barre chords

Where we talk about playing string that have no fret pressed in, we talk about having all of the strings fretted. We use our index finger a lot to press in 1 fret across all the 6 strings. This makes playing barre chords a bit more challanging compared to open chords, because you have to build up stamina in your hand and fingers to do this. The positions of the fingers really look similar to those of open chords, only we use our index finger in stead of the nut or capo.

Examples

The positioning of the fingers determine on what string the root is going to be. This, combined with the other notes, deteremines in what key the key is played. We also provide examples of open chords 'played as a barre chord'. This way you can recognise the chords if you were to convert chords to each of the types.

E string

Positions with the root on the E string:

Major 'open'

Major 'barre'

Minor 'open'

Minor 'barre'

Dominant 'open'

Dominant 'barre'

A string

Positions with the root on the A string:

Major 'open'

Major 'barre'

Minor 'open'

Minor 'barre'

Dominant 'open'

Dominant 'barre'


D string

Positions with the root on the D string:

Major 'open'

Major 'barre'

Minor 'open'

Minor 'barre'

Dominant 'open'

Dominant 'barre'

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Check out the sequel post about barre chords here!


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