Guitar Lesson

Barre 1

Difficulty: beginner

By: Nate Dean

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Beginner guitar players love to complain about barre chords, because they are hard, and they hurt, but they are necessary to learn and master. Sometimes you need a big full sound for a chord and open strings aren't available for it, so you've got to muscle your first finger down all the way across the neck. Let's take a look at some simple (but not easy) barre chord shapes.

Because barre chords are moveable up and down the neck, they are very powerful.

F Major