#1
I am looking to improve on playing barre chords, any good songs to get my fingers moving better?

thanks

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#2
Santa Monica- Theory of a deadman
Kryptonite-3 Doors Down
Behind Blue Eyes-PT/The Who/Limp Bizkit

all of these songs have Bm...all I could think of off the top of my head
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#3
Neutral Milk Hotel's King Of Carrot Flowers parts 1 and 2.
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#4
Sultans of swing rhythm
Magic carpet ride
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#5
Harvest by Opeth.
Beautiful song, and it works as an exercise on chords and rythms extremely well.
#6
Jack Johnson- Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Banana Pancakes
Flake
Bubble Toes
Breakdown

You don't necessarily have to play those specific songs, but Jack Johnson songs are what I used as barre chord practice when I was first starting on them. There are a lot of them in every song, usually all barres for an extended period of time, which is great for building hand strength and endurance
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#7
Carvel is quite challenging in a good way for barre chords. (By John Frusciante) oops.



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#9
You could try playing songs you already know with barre chords.
It's a good way to practice.

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Jack Johnson- Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Banana Pancakes
Flake
Bubble Toes
Breakdown

You don't necessarily have to play those specific songs, but Jack Johnson songs are what I used as barre chord practice when I was first starting on them. There are a lot of them in every song, usually all barres for an extended period of time, which is great for building hand strength and endurance


This guy has got it, jack Johnson is the way to go.
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#11
Dock of the Bay. Not sure of the exact chords off the top of my head, but it's all barre chords in the E shape.
#12
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Jack Johnson- Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Banana Pancakes
Flake
Bubble Toes
Breakdown




This. Banana Pancakes is the hardest

Jason Mraz too, Im Yours and Love for A child,
ummm
Ben Lee- Catch my desiase

cant think of any atm
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#13
Try some John Frusciante, songs like Time Tonight and Dying Song started me off on Barre Chords I guess.

Jack Johnson is good and fun to play for that sort of thing, too.
#14
Room on the Third Floor - Mcfly
Found a Way - Drake Bell

Crap songs but good for barre chords
#15
Holiday by Green Day is a great way to learn barre chords.
An annoying, but extremely catchy song.
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#16
I think it's a good idea to try and find songs with both open chords and barre chords in them.

This way you can practice switching between the two without a pause.

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#17
Check out my website. www.saskstrum.com Any of the Level 2 Songs are all suitable for beginners getting into barre' chords. I have also posted some lessons on barre' chords on my beginners page.
#18
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I think it's a good idea to try and find songs with both open chords and barre chords in them.

This way you can practice switching between the two without a pause.

But if you can't play them in the first place, then doing that is redundant. The way I see it, get it to where you can play barre chords with ease and switch between said barre chords, and then switching between open and barres will be much, MUCH easier than if you did that at first.

Playing a lot of barre chords increases your hand strength. Having greater hand strength will make chord switching easier. Plain and simple as that.
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#19
are you looking for songs with just barre chords or are you trying to practice switching from open chords to barre chords and back?