Bar Chords

Playing Bar Chords

I have found in over 30 years of teaching that when learning the chords to a song it is just as easy to introduce the idea of Chord Theory as it is to teach the chord itself. By introducing "Chord Shapes" the student can grasp the idea of by just adding or removing a finger they can produce different Bar Chords. My guitar bar chord method uses guitar chord shapes to form all the major, minor, seventh and minor seventh chords up and down the guitar neck. Learn the basic chord shape and then depending on what finger you remove you will have made another chord.