7 Simple Tips That Will Improve Your Barre Chords!
Barre chords are tough but you will start improving your barre chords within minutes of starting this course! – Free Course
What you’ll learn
- Learn the fundamentals of great barre chord technique
- Be able to play basic guitar
This free mini course will help you improve your barre chords faster than ever!
If you have ever thought:
I can`t play barre chords!
Barre chords hurt my wrist/finger/arm, etc!
My barre chords sound buzzy and weak!
I can`t change between barre chords!
I don`t know which barre chords to use!
I don`t understand why I need them!
Barre chords are just too darn tough!
Then, you have come to the right place.
This course is the solution
Barre chords are extremely tough when learned in the typical way
Most guitarists try barre chords at some point in their playing and find them very difficult. This often leads to a guitarist giving up on barre chords. They throw their arms up in the air in dismay and say
Barre chords are simply not for me, they aretoo hard
This point hits many guitarists, and it did for me a long time ago.
Its a real shame, as barre chords are essential to your playing.
Without them, you can be a good guitarist but you will never fulfil your potential.
Many songs you will want to play will be out of your reach and even the ones you can play often wont quite sound right without the correct barre chord being used.
A lot of classic songs from the 60`s and 70`s use barre chords.More so than modern songs. (New music tends to be simpler and far less interesting.)
Without barre chords, you simply can NOT play these classic songs (and many more):
David Bowie Space Oddity
Eric Clapton/Derek and The Dominoes Layla
Eagles Hotel California
Sinead O` Connor/Prince Nothing Compares 2 U
The Who Pinball Wizard
Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven
Echo and the Bunnymen The Killing Moon
Classics IV/Dusty Springfield Spooky
The Beatles Something, Daytripper, Twist and Shout (the cool version with the bass riff)
The Cure Boys Don`t Cry
The Commodores Easy
Pearl Jam Black
Milos Spanish Romance
Amy Winehouse Love Is A Losing Game
And 1000`s more
Barre chords taught the conventional way are downright dangerous!
Im not being dramatic when I say barre chords can be dangerous.
Barre chords are often taught and learned the wrong way.
That is, the guitarist uses bad technique and far too much force to try to play them. This causes pain in the fingers, wrist, and forearm and will tire the muscles out quickly at best and cause pain and possibly injury at worst.
If you keep doing something with bad technique and lots of pressure it will eventually take its toll.
This can be a strain in the muscles or tendons whichcan put you out of action with your guitar playing for weeks or even months.
It can cause you to spend a fortune on medical bills or rehabilitation and can affect your work and ultimately your income if you rely on your hands in any way.
If you do practice barre chords or plan on it, be very, very careful about how you learn them as doing so the wrong way can cause injury and possibly long-term arthritis.
Barre chords can be brutal, but they dont have to be as you will see
If you have tried and failed with barre chords your belief as a guitarist will often be damaged.
The more effort you put in the worse this gets. You may even have ended up feeling like the infamous World`s Angriest Guitarist.
Dont give up on barre chords if you have struggled before, instead try them like this
Giving up on barre chords can destroy your confidence and belief in your guitar playing and doing so will stop you from learning the songs you want to and your long-term development as a guitarist will suffer.
It feels so good to be able to do master barre chords. You know there is no brick wall in your way to learning ANY song and your progress is not limited by anything.
Many guitarists learning later on in life lack the confidence to really learn barre chords
I teach and specialise in teaching the over 40`s how to play the guitar in the most enjoyable way possible. The truth is, older guitarists tend to learn a bit differently to younger students. They don`t necessarily learn slower, but they often lack a little more confidence.
Therefore, I make sure my methods of teaching are suitable for those learning later on in life.
I explain things clearly, in a step by step method, assuming nothing.
I also make sure the examples, songs and techniques are suitable to the songs and styles these students want to learn.
You will find the materials in this course are suitable for you and what you want to learn. There`s no Justin Beiber, heavy metal or complex jazz in this course.
This course features fingerpicked examples with audio and tab suitable for fingerstyle players but can be played with a pick – my methods are aimed at those looking to learn the classic songs from the 60`s and 70`s.
Remember, stop trying to play barre chords in the old school way of using brute force and power.
Instead, try this simple guide
Author(s): Dan Thorpe (Guitar Domination)