Say Goodbye to Struggling With Bar Chords!

The First & Only Scientific Method For Mastering Bar Chords On Guitar

Bar Chord Mastery by Guitar Principles

How to train your fingers to do all bar chord types easily. 

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A Typical Guitar Student Practice Session...

You're so excited! You just got the music to that song you've been dying to play! So, let's take a look at those chords...

Hmm, okay, there's that F chord...I hate when I have to do that chord. I can just about manage it, but it sure feels uncomfortable. It's kind of hard to get into it in time.

Uh oh, a darned Bb chord! How do I get my third finger to bend like that!??

Bar Chords Are A Problem...for everyone!

As a classical guitarist, I have had to learn every type of bar chord there is. Classical guitar is the most complex style, and you run into bar chords you never knew existed! I learned how to do them all. And that is a good thing, because as a teacher of ALL styles for over 50 years, I learned that all guitar students find bar chords either difficult, or impossible to do!

And I am the type of teacher who is just not happy unless my students are successful on guitar. I cannot tolerate failure on my part when it comes to enabling my students to really do the various skills we must learn on guitar. So, over the years, I made it my business to figure out foolproof methods for training the hand, anyone's hand, to play bar chords on guitar, and to play them easily 

You've been struggling with bar chords long enough, time to put struggling with bar chords to an end. 

Not Just Chord get detailed instructions on how to use and place each finger for every type of bar chord!

chord diagram

This is what you get with most bar chord "lessons". A simple diagram merely showing you where your fingers are supposed to go...and then you try to get your fingers to go there! Yeah, that works!

That would be like taking a golf lesson, and they just show you a picture of the hole the ball is supposed to go in!

With "Bar Chord Mastery" You Get...

step by step exercises

A series of carefully designed exercises that will train your fingers to place each finger joint exactly where it needs to be to do a bar of the secrets of easy bar chords. 

how to add arm weight to the bar 

When you learn how to add the arm weight to your bar chords you won't believe how easy it feels to play that bar chord!

The right type of bar for each chord

The fact is, there are many types of bars we need to know. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to bar chords. You will learn each type, and how to train your fingers to do them. 

changing chords

Getting your fingers into a bar chord is one thing...changing into the next bar chord is something else!

In "Bar Chord Mastery" you will learn the little details of how to change bar chords...details you will never hear anywhere else!

based on hand anatomy

It is the little muscles in the hand itself, the muscles in between the bones in your palm (the metacarpal bone) that do the work of barring.
These muscles must be carefully strengthened and developed to do their job with precision and ease.

what to avoid

Unless you have already mastered bar chords on guitar, placing the bar down first is a sure way to struggle and fail

You will learn why, and you will learn what you should do in "Bar Chord Mastery".

Bar Chords Have Never Been Broken Down

 To This Level of Detail Before

Did you know there are many types of bar chords? In order to play the songs you love, you need to know...

The Curved Bar

This bar type should be used for the common 6th & 5th Root Major Chords. It is easier on the hand than the flat bar. 

6th root major bar chord
5th root bar

The Flat Bar

This bar type takes the most strength and should only be used when necessary. Some bar chords need it, some don't.  

6th root minor bar chord

The 3 String Bar

This bar type requires a specific use of the finger joints. You will learn how to use your finger to do this often used bar type easily.  

3 string bar

The 4 String Bar

For this bar type a flat bar must be used. Certain hand muscles must be strengthened  to do this chord easily. 

the 4 string bar

The 3rd Finger Bar

The 3rd finger must do a bar for many of the chord types you will need. The arm weight must be leveraged, and the finger joints must bend in certain precise ways. 

3rd finger bar chord

The Inside Bar

Here the index finger bars the inside strings. This is needed for certain chords, like this first position a chord.  

inside bar on guitar

Tension In

The Non-Barring Fingers

The greatest obstacle to easy bar chords is tension in the non-barring fingers. Here we see great tension, making the fingers squeeze against the bar. Look familiar?

fingers squeeze on bar chords

No Tension In

The Non-Barring Fingers

This is what your non-barring fingers should look like, and what they will look like after you do the exercises in "Bar Chord Mastery". 

non-barring fingers not squeezing

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Bar chord Mastery... a must have for every guitarist!

With "Bar Chord Mastery" you get lifetime access to the 21 Progressive Exercises that prepare and train your hand for the challenge of doing Bar Chords. 
The 35 pages of explanatory text will give you a deep understanding of how and why you need to subtly manipulate each finger joint to place pressure on the exact part of each string, so that a clear sound comes from each string. 
1.5 hours of video demonstrate each exercise so you will have a crystal clear idea of how to practice each exercise. 

21 Progressive Exercises

1.5 hours of video instruction

Text: 35 Pages of info about bar chords you will never see anywhere else!

Part One Prepares The Finger Joints...
bar chord mastery cover 1
Part Two Gives the details of how to do every type of Bar Chord...
bar mastery cover 2

21 Powerful Exercises That Train Your Fingers To Handle All Bar Chord Types

all bar dhord exercises

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Does it work? Ask Kathy...

How I Mastered Bar Chords On Guitar

Listen To Kathy's Story of Success...

The one strategy I knew for playing barre chords was to squeeze the barring finger on the fret board and the thumb behind the neck in the hopes that the strings with sound. All this did was lock me up

Now, bar chords are easy!

Kathy Black

retired educator

About the Teacher

The guitar instruction that Jamie Andreas has created has long been recognized for its uniqueness and effectiveness. As concert artist and teacher Vicki Genfan said "Jamie has challenged every major conception about every teaching method ever invented for guitar... and I think she's right. 

I love her work and preach it all the time!"

vicki genfan on the principles

"There's hardly any students I don't recommend look at her work. It made a light bulb go off for me"!

"The more I talked to Jamie, the more impressed I became"...Dr. Gary Marcus, Guitar Zero, Penguin Books

Jamie was interviewed by Dr. Gary Marcus for his classic work, "Guitar Zero", on the science of how adults learn a complex skill like guitar. He said: "Jamie is one of the few teachers who seems interested in the relationship between muscle and brain, and how to use one’s body efficiently.

Swim coaches and golf teachers consider such questions all the time, but it’s decidedly rare in the field of music instruction.

She views guitarists the way auto mechanics look at cars; she recognized a host of common problems, has a set of tools for diagnosis, and had a matching set of tricks for making things right.

What Makes Guitar Principles Different?

We Build Guitar Players...Step by Step!

Its simple. All other guitar instruction merely shows you what you are supposed to do (get the golf ball in the hole, big help). Guitar Principles shows you how to get your fingers to do what they need to do. 

Guitar Principles instruction is unlike anything else. Our methods solve every problem real guitar students have in trying to learn to play the guitar. 

Guitar Principles Students Become REAL Guitar Players!

Guitar Principles Student: Stacey

"Dust In The Wind"

Stacey welu: retired programmer

Guitar Principles Student: Carol

"Fishing Blues"

Carol H: adult guitar student

Guitar Principles Student: Nikhil


Nikhil-adult classical guitar student

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