Beginner Barre Chord Identification
Barre chord shapes can be moved around the neck by moving the 1st finger, or the "barre." For the below shapes, the lowest note, the root note, will name the chord. For example, if the root note is F, and we use a Major shape, we will have an F Major chord. If the root note is G, and we use a Major shape, we will have G Major chord.
First let's look at Major and Minor barre chord shapes with root notes starting on the 1st fret, and then the same shapes on the 3rd fret.
Let's explore the magic of moving a Major barre chord shape up and down the neck. Click through the diagrams below to see how a single barre chord shape can slide up and down the neck.