#1
Hi everyone,

Okay, thanks to SteveHouse, I pretty much got this down:

Fret: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
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Chord: E F Gb G Ab A Bb B C Db D Eb E

Now my question is, let's say instead of playing E Barre Chords, I play Am Barre Chords, would the 1st Fret be Fm if I play it like that?

I hope I'm making sense. I'm a total n00b when it comes to barre chords

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#2
If you play E formation (including Em) barred, you go off the E string. If you play A formation (including Am), you go off the A string, so first fret would be A#/Bb.
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#3
yeah, so that would be a Bb minor. if i understand waht you're talking about

here are the chord charts:

Bb minor F minor

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did that make sense?
#4
Okay well here's a misconception.

You said "Instead of playing E barre chords, I play A barre chords"

What you should have said was: "Instead of playing barre chords with the root on the E string, I play them with the root on the A string". The string has no real influence on what note the chord will be (except of course for the position, etc.)

On the A string, your notes go like this (starting with an open string) 1-12 frets:

A Bb B C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A

So if you used the exact same shape, but moved everything up a string (every finger) and just muted/forgot about the low E string, you'd be playing a Bb chord.

But here's another different. When you play the major shape on the E string and move the exact formation up a string, you'll be playing a minor chord (this does not work the same way if you play a minor and move it up obviously, or a major and move it down.

Look up all of the different types of barre chords and study the differences between them and patterns.
#5
Ok, so if I play Em Barred, the first fret would be what? Fm?
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#6
hmmm.. i need practice..
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#7
Fm in the barred A shape has the barred fret at the 8th fret; i.e. - X-8-10-10-9-8. There is no half step between E and F, whether its notes or barred chords.
#8
Thanks for the help everyone!
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#9


E|---5---5---5---5---
B|---6---7---5---5---
G|---7---7---6---5---
D|---7---7---7---7---
A|---5---5---7---7---
E|-----------5---5---


First shape is an A MINOR barre form (The one showed is D minor).

Second shape is an A MAJOR barre form (One showed is D major)

Third shape is an E MAJOR barre form (One showed is A major)

Last shape is an E MINOR barre form (One showed is A minor)


If that's what you're getting at?
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