Guitar Lesson - Five Steps to Learn Barre Chords

How to turn eight common chord shapes into almost 100 chords on your guitar Plus free bonus lesson on Root Notes!
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Be able to play the songs you like on your guitar! By combining video instructions, on-screen demonstrations, diagrams and notes along with complete printable documentation for each chapter, all the information and tools you need are available. A complete step by step strategy is provided for you to learn what to do, along with describing the practice routines you'll need to not only play barre chords, but also to transition from one to another. Bonus Lesson on Root Notes is included at no charge.

What are the requirements?

  • Students must have at least a basic knowledge of the major open chords, how to hold a pick, strum and read chord diagrams.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • play about 100 barre chords with just eight basic chord shapes
  • learn how to build your muscle strength in your fingers, increase your stamina and develop the muscle memory needed
  • know the Root Notes you need, if you haven't learned them already
  • learn the basic techniques necessary to learn new skills faster!

Who is the target audience?

  • Have you ever had to pass on learning a song you like because you couldn't play it with only basic open chords? If so, it's likely that not knowing how to play Barre Chords was the problem, right? If you already know how to play basic open chords in the keys of E and A, this course will teach you everything you need to know to play barre chords.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Five Steps to Learn Barre Chords plus Root Notes

Learn how barre chords will make you a more versatile guitar player and make it possible to play just about any song!


In this lesson, we'll go over the necessary basics to learn barre chords, including fretting hand finger numbering, the eight basic chord shapes, when to use an E or A chord shape, how to read barre chord diagrams, and more.


In this lesson you will learn how to form your barre, build up the finger strength, muscle memory and stamina needed to play barre chords properly.With step by step instructions and my "See It, Say It, Play It" method, you will be able to easily add this exercise to your regular practice routine.


In this lesson, you will learn the root notes, on the 5th and 6th strings, that you need to play almost 100 barre chords with just eight chord shapes. These root notes will also prepare you to play scales as well as other movable other movable chord forms like 9 chords and C Blues chords.


In this lesson, you will learn when, how, and why to use the E and A chord shapes by using an easy to learn script. You will work one E and one A chord shape at a time and write out your scripts for all eight chord shapes.


In this lesson, you will learn how to play each of the chord shapes from BC2 from the 9th fret to the 1st fret.. You will also increase your barre chord stamina over two weeks.


In this lesson, you will learn to transition smoothly between an E and A chord shapes on the same fret, from the 9th fret to the 1st fret.


In this lesson, you will learn to transition smoothly between an E and A chord shapes on the alternating frets, from the 9th fret to the 1st fret.


Summary of what you have learned and how to progress through all the chord shapes PLUS a bonus song to play in the workbook!

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Instructor Biography

Steve Falter, Guitar Instructor, Entertainer & Songwriter

I am a full time professional musician with my time split between teaching guitar and performing as a solo entertainer (guitar and vocals). I was self-taught, from the age of thirteen, playing folk and rock from the 60's and 70's. In my early thirty's I joined a Praise Band and quickly discovered that I was lacking in a lot of necessary skills on the guitar. At that point, I found a terrific teacher, and spent several years working with him to refine my skills while adding the ones I lacked.

Knowing what it feels like to learn those desperately needed skills, I have a passion for seeing my students learn and truly enjoy watching them succeed, even at skills that I mastered long ago.

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