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Learn to Play Barre Chords on the Guitar

One thing that seems pretty straightforward but many times burns out a lot of beginner guitarists is playing barre chords. Since the barre chord shape doesn't ever change as you move up and down the neck, it seems like an easy alternative to playing standard chord shapes. In fact, it is an easy alternative and once you train your fingers to hold this position, you can easily slide up and down the neck to produce different chords.

This video will show you how to set the barre chord shape on your guitar fretboard and then use it to play different chords. The key is to learn the shape and then put in lots of practice time so that your index finger is strengthened enough to barre over all six strings.

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