Barre Chords

Okay …. you can play lots of open chords and know a few songs. How do we take your playing to the next level? Well … one answer is "barre" chords. Add 66 chords to your repertoire in 15 minutes! Let's get started!

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2bike December 27, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Jackson, this is a good one for the basics on barre chords.  Nice to have one lesson that brings this all together.
Hope you had a great Xmas and I wish you all the best for the new year.

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admin December 28, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Thanks Micheal … glad it was helpful!

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Gil Puccia January 3, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Loving the information on this website, you have done great job on the content.

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admin January 3, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Thanks Gil …. appreciated!

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rob February 18, 2012 at 2:01 AM

Hi Jackson
you have been showing some good kiddie,s
singalong songs could you show me how to do Singing in the rain
surely its more than just two chords  ROB
 

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rob February 18, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Hi Jackson  You have been showing some really good Kiddie,s
singalong songs can you show me how to play Singing in the rain
with the famous doo be doo doo intro  surely there are more than just two
chords the way I have worked it out thanks 
ROB

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Bob Houlston March 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Thank you for your efforts Jackson.
Good work, well done.
Best wishes,
Bob #==(o )

 

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admin March 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Many thanks Bob!

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Clifton May 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

My hands hurt a bit and after a year trying  barre cords on a acoustic ( I felt like giving up ) I just said no and bought an Telecaster and amp and it's so easy I now look for songs with barre cords in them. Your a great help.

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sam June 6, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Hi Jackson, you being a great help in my guitar learning. You show it very clearly and explain with very good information! Thank you so much!

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admin June 7, 2012 at 6:33 AM

No worries Sam …. keep up the great learning!

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Oilee July 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Great site!  I've been banging away on guitars for forty years, and never really sat down to figure out exactly what it was I was doing.  Always meant to take formal lessons, just never had the time.  Now I live so far from any city that has a music shop it makes finally going, nearly impossible.  Thanks for putting this up, and keep up the good work.

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admin July 25, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Glad you are finding it helpful Oilee!

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Alan August 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Great start to playing. Takes a lot of the mystery away and replaces it with straightforward instruction.

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admin August 8, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Thanks Alan … appreciated!

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joey ysla August 12, 2012 at 9:42 PM

very nice lesson!

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erdogan August 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM

thanks for the lesson i am learning and still learning,slowly.

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admin August 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM

No problem … that’s how the best learning occurs!

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paul September 4, 2012 at 2:42 AM

great lesson.like your style,looking forward to many more in the future

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admin September 4, 2012 at 6:32 AM

Thanks Paul and welcome!

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anthony brittle September 6, 2012 at 4:25 AM

you make so easy, great website thanks Jackson

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Joey O' Toole September 20, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Thanks Jackson,
This is a great site. Thank you for your guidance and instruction…..I've been getting away with it for years…self trained..with all its drawbacks….I'm beginning to teach my two daughters and don't want to miss a thing….I'm looking forward to each new lesson
Thanks in advance….
Joey.

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admin September 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

You bet Jpey …. enjoy!

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dodgem September 25, 2012 at 1:54 AM

hi therejackson, what a great site you run,wish you were doing it all them years ago when i first started to play guitar & am still learning ,what i like best is that you show us both  ends of the guitar and how to play it, the differant strumming is very inportant to me as i have got into a bit if a rut there, & your right a em popped in here and there makes all the differance. who thought i would be playing beatles songs & loving it, as all i ever want to play is, buddy holly, eddy cochrane, r. stones, c.c. w.r,  & of course chuck berry etc, so thanks again for all you do & keep it coming.. if any of your other logoners want to just have a jam now and again,as i have moved to live in cyprus & realy do miss playing in a band, let me know, im, 26 going on 64, but still rocking, by 4 now, bryan
 

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admin September 25, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Thanks Bryan … glad you;re back at it. If you get a chance …. have a look at songmentor.com

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javier segura November 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM

thank you Mr. Jackson for be a grate mentor

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Peter Mcwilliams January 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

What a great site .
Ive been a bass player for about 50 years and never touched a guitar until a few months ago.
Your a doing a great service to novices like me and I wish you well.

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admin January 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Thanks Peter … play a bit of bass myself.

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tom keefe January 7, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Jackson, thank you for a great lesson, I've been playing guitar 44 yrs. and I never stop learning about this instrument. I'm a good teacher also but,you're a very good teacher. Keep up the good work.

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admin January 7, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Thanks Tom ….. and welcome!

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lesley January 11, 2013 at 6:44 AM

 
Hi ,Jackson.Thanks for the chords ,very useful
Regards Lesley

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admin January 11, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Thanks Lesley!

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leslie clive williams January 24, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Thank you Mr mace .very   very good and i ham learning the chords leslie clive

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Jim Sinclair May 22, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Hi jackson,
I have just received your lesson on the barre cords and can see this will take alot of hard work.But it's like anything else.if you want to get better you work hard to obtain your goals.
Thanks so much for this Jackson
Jim.

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admin May 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM

You are most welcome Jim!

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Jim Sinclair May 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Hi Jackson,
I am enjoying the Barre Chord lesson that you sent.  I am working hard at this.
I have a jackson Dinky guitar, and would like to put a Floyd Rose speedloader on this guitar. Is it possible or not? Thanks Jackson I will look forward to hearing from you.
Jim

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Jim C July 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I am currently taking both a beginners DVD course and a theory course and this video  is by far the best explanations of the barre chords relative to the root notes that I have ever seen. So concise….the capo demo and replacement with the finger is just a brilliant lead in.

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admin July 17, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Thanks Jim ….. Very appreciated!

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Brian October 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

 I just  want to thank you  for this lesson on barre chords   as i am a newbie  and this lesson has taught  me  i can do  an F may  barre chord  pretty well  jur have to pick up  speed   thank you  thank you  YOU  ARE  THE  BEST  

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admin May 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Thanks so much Brian!

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MoMan May 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Jackson,  you provide a great service to those of us who are beyond the 5 decade mark. I had always wanted to play guitar as a kid.  At the age of 17, I joined the Navy and when I retired 25 years later playing guitar was an item on the top of my bucket list.  I took lessons for 4.5 years and got the basic drills down, but wanted to play "campfire songs", songs friends and family knew.  
With your tutilage and direct teaching approach, I have made so much progress I feel I am making up for lost time. Further, I am enjoying the time with my guitar and when my wife comes near the room, she chimes in for a brief sing along.
 Thanks, you have made a significant contribution to my quality of life. 
All the best, Mo Man  

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admin May 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Thanks MoMan …. You are the man! Keep up the good work and enjoy your music!

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Wanda May 9, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Jackson, I'm so glad I found you! I've been playing open chords for years but never as well… until I found this site. Barre chords are going to be a challenge but it almost seems attainable now. Thanks!

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admin May 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Thanks Wanda and welcome!

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Nemanja May 30, 2014 at 6:11 AM

this is one awesome site. but…I have a question. HOW do I know a difference on which barre chord do I have to play from which formation? Is there a difference if I play a (for example) B7 barre chord from E or A formation? Forx further example, in your tutorial for a song from the Proclaimers, 500 miles, you used three barre chords that are made from E formation. Is it because a song starts with an Emaj chord or…?
I do hope I wasn't rude or asked a stupid question. Just bare in mind that I am a beginner. :) Keep up the good work! :)

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admin May 31, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Trust your ears and your hands Nemanja … whatever sounds and feels comfortable! The other thing I often do is watch a vid of the artist playing live to see how they form the chords. Cheers!

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