12 April, 2009

HOW TO play barre chords - Part 2

In part 1, we saw how barre chords are played. Specifically, I was referring to the 6th string. Now, we can also play barre chords on the 5th string. What do I mean by this? Well, this is what playing a barre chord on the 5th string looks like:

Notice the difference between the last post (part 1) and this. It is essentially the same pattern, except everything is moved down a string. Also, notice, while using this barre chord pattern on the 5th string, it becomes a minor chord. So, the next question you should ask is, "How do I play major chords using the barre chord pattern on the 5th string then?" You can do so like this:

which translates to this on a chord sheet:

As you can see, the only difference between a Bbm and a Bb chord is just by moving your 2nd string to the 3rd fret. So, by using this pattern now, you can play more chords.

I hope this has been easy to understand, but if you have any doubts or need clarification, feel free to comment and I will try my best to explain. I will also update this post accordingly to make it more comprehensive.

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