Tag Archives | Bar Chords

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“I HATE Bar Chords :(“

Every now and then I hang out on various forums online, just to get a feel for what people are talking about in the guitar world. Well, this past week, one post I watched with interest was titled “I HATE bar chords 🙁” That was it – there wasn’t really anything more than the title, […]

Shortcut to Playing The Blues

Shortcut to Playing The Blues

Here’s another lesson from Colin Daniel (from RiffNinja.com), this one is a shortcut to playing the blues. Basically, you’ll learn two bar chord shapes which are used particularly frequently in the blues. Those are the “7” chords. The two shapes are based on an E7, and an A7. If you want to learn more about […]

Learn how to play bar chords

Bar Chords Made Simple

Bar chords is one subject that stumps quite a few guitar players, mostly because initially they are harder to play than open chords. A bar chord (sometimes also spelled barre chord) is called that because you essentially create a ‘bar’ with your index finger, fretting all six strings at once. Then, you create the chord […]

What IS Guitar Theory?

What IS Guitar Theory?

If you’ve been on my email newsletter for any amount of time, or if you’ve been hanging around Guitar Tips Weekly very much, you’ve probably heard me talking about guitar theory at some point or other. So what IS guitar theory, and how in the world is it going to help us become better guitar […]