Originally posted by cap
Hi my name is Cap and i need some help i started playin guitar bout 6 months ago and i need soem help on barre chords[8D]...if anyone can help me i would appreicate it much kindly......i like oldies songs so if you have the names of any good old songs i would like to see em sometimes.....GOd bless you all and i hope to hear from you soon [8D]
Styles nailed it, in that you need some good finger strength, and a lot of practice. Your barre chords are built on the E and the A chords, with your index finger acting like the nut. Just learn to play the E chord with your 2, 3 & 4 fingers, lay the index across the neck on the 1st fret, and you have an F chord. One more fret and you have an F#, yeat another fret and you have a G. The same is true with the A chord, but you'll find that most folks just lay the 3rd finger across and not play the high E string.
All variations on those chords follow suit on the barre chords too. You 7th chords, minors, etc... do the same thing on your barre chord.
Practice, practice, practice... and HAVE FUN!!! Start with some 12 bar blues!
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
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