How to Play Guitar Bar Chords

The no pain, only GAIN, way to master bar chords on guitar
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Develop strength and ability to play and use great sounding bar chords in the most effective way
Follow a course that, with practice, will develop barring technique to play chords anywhere on the guitar neck


  • Be comfortable playing basic non-bar guitar chords
  • Have some basic fingerstyle, picking or strumming experience
  • Possess a guitar to practice on
  • Be able to read TAB notation
  • Be willing to put aside some regular time to practice the exercises


Do you have basic chord knowledge but haven't yet tried or mastered playing bar chords? Well now you can reach to a new level in your guitar playing by mastering barring techniques with this FREE course.  Take this step-by-step no-pain approach to learn the techniques that will elevate your guitar playing more than any other skill.  These techniques allow you to hold down more than one string with a single finger and are a milestone skill for any guitarist.

However, many become frustrated while trying to develop this skill.  If that's you, then don't give up! Take this course now and simply follow the program to gradually but surely become a bar chord master!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to master playing bar chords in managable steps
  • Anyone who has struggled playing bar chords who wants to take a practical approach that actually works

Course content

7 sections21 lectures43m total length
  • Course Introduction
  • Physical & Mental Preparation for the Exercises


Guitar Instructor, author of "Guitar in Real Time" books
John Chamley
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 112 Reviews
  • 5,284 Students
  • 6 Courses

Back in 2000 I started to teach guitar to my kids.  That sparked a renewed interest in playing music again for me. I worked hard to regain my roots in classical guitar and started playing in bands again.  This time it was church bands.

Since 2000 I've taught at private music studios, given group classes and in-home lessons.  I've also played regularly in church bands. Although my Bachelor's is in Engineering I've taken private lessons with various top music professionals. I also have a Music Theory Certificate from Berklee College's Online Campus.

As well as playing and teaching guitar, I wrote the 3-book series that has all of the essentials to take a well rounded approach to learning guitar.

"Guitar in Real Time" books cover multiple genres, music reading and essential theory, as well as basic music composition.  Until these books were released, this kind of broad content was unavailable in a such a convenient form.

"Learn Fingerstyle Guitar & Music Reading"  on Udemy is based on my Level 1 book. Other courses that I've created on Udemy use some of the content from those books and expand on it.

Music is my passion and I especially enjoy teaching young people, who I try to have a positive influence on. This Udemy format is excellent because it forces me to work at presenting things in the best possible way for others to understand.

I'm happy to share what I have to offer with others who are as passionate as I am about this instrument.