Thursday, April 23, 2009

PDF of Guitar Barre Chords on the 5th String

"Barre chords (also known as barré chords and bar chords, but more commonly spelled as "barre") are a type of guitar chord where one or more fingers are used to press down multiple strings across the guitar fingerboard (like a bar pressing down the strings). Barring the strings enables the guitarist to play a chord not restricted by the tones of the guitar's open strings. Barre chords are often referred to as "moveable" chords, as they can be moved up and down the neck as needed. They are commonly used in most popular and classical music and are frequently used in combination with "open" or standard guitar chords. They are typically used for more complex chord voicings and playing in keys not suitable for the more basic open chords of the first position of a standard-tuned guitar." Wikipedia

As you move along the path of learning guitar you will need to learn Barre Chords. They open up your music and let you play many different variations of a great many chords. You will be able to add different voicings and effects to your playing. You will learn to play a full barre or partials like triads and such. They also allow you to move up the neck so you can look cool. They are essential to fuller more richer playing. We have two Barre Chord charts, this one is for chords based on the root notes on the 5th string, and we will shortly put a chart for root notes on the 6th string.

Be sure to check out our sampler charts, just sign up in the upper right hand corner of the site.

Another good book for beginners, Teach Yourself To Play Guitar, pick up a copy at Amazon, (affiliate link)
Teach Yourself to Play Guitar (Book & Enhanced CD)

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