guitarplayer15
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can any1 explain these to me is this 1
e5 x
b 5 3
g 6 3
d 7 3
a 7 1
e 5 or 1 and ive been playin for 4 months should i start playin em?
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yes, barre chords are very good to learn
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YYYEEESSSS learn them, barre chords(next to scales) are the best thing on guitar u can learn
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A barre is using one finger to fret two or more strings. A barre chord is just a chord with a barre in it.

A full 6 string barre chord will be pretty tricky at first, so take your time and don't hurt yourself. Once you learn them, they'll be a big part of your chord vocabulary.

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Barre chords are very very very very important to learn if you can play barre chords you can play lots of great songs that sound really good. Good Luck!
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Originally posted by Spl!nTeRgu!tAr
YYYEEESSSS learn them, barre chords(next to scales) are the best thing on guitar u can learn


your having a laugh arnt you?

there note that special, there just an inversion of a normal chord! Take the C chord for example, uses the C E and G notes. The Barrechord form uses the same notes but just different pitchs.

And snowball said what they are, where you "barre" a group of frets with a finger.
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when u lay ur pointer finger across the top of the note like that, it acts as a "movable nut, " none of the notes ring out above the flat or barred finger. therefore ur playing no open notes and can use more of the fretboard.

sliding this movable chord up and down board, lets u go from chord to chord without having to change the chords form much at all. ur expanding the amount of chords u know, and gaining the ability to switch from chord to chord quickly.

edit: oh and i no movable nut is going to get me into trouble, but couldnt avoid it
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I might be wrong, but I play a "barre chord" as basically an E major with a barre above it-so a power chord with an extra three strings, like

111111
000200
033000

Is that right?
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^ That would be an F, and there are various basic Barre chord shapes, and they can be moved anywhere on the fretboard.
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Barre chords aren't really that special but they sound good once you have the finger strength to barre all 6 strings.
It takes a while to build up your finger strength. I remember when I first tried barre chords, sounded awful lol. Half the notes come out dead and dampened. Also when ya start to develop your callouses it doesn't hurt anymore.
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Barre chords are very important to learn. HERE'S a lesson on them.

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#13
barre chords are great to learn, they help alot.
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Also some thrash uses barre chords. A few of my riffs involve barreing various frets whilst sweep picking the notes in between chugs, you can do a lot more with barre chords besides strum them.
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barre chords are generally (but not always) when your index finger acts as a capo, and you use the other fingers to fret a chord (typically A or E shape)
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#16
^ Your finger does act as a "capo", but you dont go making the other chords, A barrechord is a triad. it only has 3 notes in its entire form.

A Major barre chord takes this form (root on the Low E string)

e|--3--
B|--3--
G|--4--
D|--5--
A|--5--
E|--3--


and a minor barrechord usually takes this shape:


e|--3--
B|--3--
G|--3--
D|--5--
A|--5--
E|--3--


Although the "shape" does change if you base the root on other strings.
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yeah bar chords are great you can play many more chords like a G minor bar chord is really easy to play when not using bar chords it is more difficult the same with C minor or any other chord
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barre chords are great to learn and the theory behind them is relatively simple and will double if not triple your chord vocabulary. i highly reccomend learning the 6th and 5th string root barre chords.
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a barre chord is a F major chord except further down the fretting board, kinda like how power chords are but with a F major
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^So the F-Major shape (in other words your open E) is the only barre chord shape you know? Riiiiight....
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#22
Yeah definetely worth learning. Good for jamming with too.

@GGGGAAA: Errr, a standard F-major shape in the open position is this:

xx
000011
000200
003000


Which is nothing like a barre chord.
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^ Not really, in my opinion F doesn't have an open position unless you play it with the A string open. The most common form of F seems to be

e|--1--
B|--1--
G|--2--
D|--3--
A|--3--
E|--1--


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#24
UMMMM your stupid... GGGAAA. The barre chord your talking about is an E not an F further down the fretting board. Oh and there's more than one kind of barre chord
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#25
carson^this is the second time today where someone has had to tell u to relax.
if u want to correct someone then do it, leave the additional comments out.
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Originally posted by SilentDeftone
^ Not really, in my opinion F doesn't have an open position unless you play it with the A string open. The most common form of F seems to be CmV8LS0xLS0KQnwtLTEtLQpHfC0tMi0tCkR8LS0zLS0KQXwtLTMtLQpFfC0tMS0t

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That is how an open F is played though, I'm pretty sure. I usually use the open position chord version if I'm playing open chords but otherwaie I'll use the barre chord one. They both sound EXACTLY the same anyways.