#1
Hey everyone,

Well the title says it all... I NEED HELP WITH BARRE CHORDS
I'm an 11 year old boy and ive been playing guitar for 4 years now. I want to make this short so no one will skip it. I can get my finger over the strings and form a chord. E.g For a Bm chord, I can form the shape but the sound just mumble. Is there a short cut. Im trying to learn a song called Saving Grace by Pete Murray.

Thanks, guitars4jacob
#2
all i can say is to practice
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#4
just practice by putting your fingers right(using any barre chord) and picking each string until each string vibrates without any buzz.
#5
Make sure you're pressing down on the strings enough, and that your fingers aren't accidentally muting any neighbourning strings. Your index finger may hurt slightly after doing barre chords for a while, but that will stop in a bit. Just keep practicing really.
#6
It took me a while to get barre chords down. It really is just practice. I would just learn a progression with a barre chord in it and play it every now and again just taking the time to finger the chord correctly however long it took. Eventually it just became second nature. I doubt very much that there is a short-cut.
#7
there are no shortcuts (at least if you dont sell your soul to lucifer hehe).
so i`d say,focus on the particular stuff you`re having trouble with,
and practice it non-stop,until you`ll get it down.
#8
Just practice. Make sure you are keeping your finger straight, as close to the fre as possible. Rolling it a bit on the side might help pressing the strings down. Just remember it's not about the amount of pressure but how you position your finger.
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#9
Barre chords are a pig when you start doing them - and I think that applies to everyone. Stick your thumb in the middle of the back of the neck and experiment with your barring finger at different angles - then its just practice to get them clean. As 7even said, its about finding the right position rather than putting loads of pressure on.
#10
Thanks VERY much everyone for writing. I am getting a sound now but I will keep on practicing every minute.


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