Practicing Barre Chords


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The Goal: Practicing barre chords effectively

Finding a great practice routine is always a challenge. That’s why when it comes to barre chords, keeping it simple is the best technique.

A simple but effective practice routine:

  • 1. Play E-Type barre chords moving from fret 1 to fret 8 and come back down the neck.
  • 2. Play A-Type barre chords moving from fret 1 to fret 8 and come back down the neck.
  • 3. Repeat with each variation of the barre chord shape. (minor, minor 7th and 7th forms)
  • 4. Practice slowly and makes sure all notes ring clearly.
  • 5. Mix and match different variations allowing your fingers to develop dexterity and speed when switching chords.