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The 5th Root Major Chord



his bar chord is a real "pain" for many players, even if they can do it! To be able to do it, AND keep the rest of the arm and body relaxed is the key. The way to get this ability is to make sure you observe the 3 details below. 

 

If you are trying and trying, and still can't get it, your hand simply needs further development (are you doing The Foundation Exercises from "The Principles", hmmm?) IMPORTANT! Your entire arm WILL tend to tense up as you begin to apply pressure with 3. You must have the heavy arm, and let it's weight come through the 3rd finger, pushing in the distal joint as shown. The middle knuckle being up DIRECTS the weight properly through the finger. NOT having this knuckle up as shown is a common fault, which forces the arm to tense up.

 

Practice Posing and relaxing the entire arm and body while going into, and maintaining, this form.  (Fingers 2 and 4 are NOT touching the strings).

 

For complete training on all bar chord types, check out our one-of-a-kind course "Bar Chord Mastery".

This course contains 20 powerful exercises that will prepare your fingers for the precise balance of strength, relaxation, and control that is essential for easy playing of bar chords on guitar.

Course highlights include:

  • Special exercises to gain the ability to bar on guiar
  • training the fingers to be relaxed during the bar
  •  “Secrets” that make barring easier
  • What to avoid when practicing bars
  • How to change positions with bar chords
  • Precise use of all joints for maximum control and relaxation when barring.
  • Mastering the 6th and 5th Root Major Chords
  • How to modify the basic bar chord to obtain dozens of other chords
  • Secrets of the 4 string bar and its chords
  • Secrets of the 3 string bar and its chords
  • How to do the 3rd finger bar and its chords

 

 




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