How to Play Major and Minor Guitar Bar Chords

*Note: You only want to play the upper part of a bar chord. *Tip: when switching frets it may sound better to skip one fret but do what you like.

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Bar chords are something that are used more in rock music. They are a little difficult for a beginner to get but they are still fun to play. And you can play them anywhere on the guitar.

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This is a G bar chord, you can tell what chord it is by what your first finger is on.

This is a G bar chord, you can tell what chord it is by what your first finger is on.

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Start with placing you finger along the entire fret, all you really have to focus on is the top string but still keep it bared.

Start with placing you finger along the entire fret, all you really have to focus on is the top string but still keep it bared.

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Now take your ring finger and place it two frets down and one string Down.

Now take your ring finger and place it two frets down and one string Down.

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To some people it will be easier to use the pinky for the second part, feel free to do that.

To some people it will be easier to use the pinky for the second part, feel free to do that.

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You can also play down one string, this would be a C chord.  Here, you could mute the top string by just touching it with the first finger.

You can also play down one string, this would be a C chord. Here, you could mute the top string by just touching it with the first finger.

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And you can go down again, when I said it can be played anywhere, I literally meant ANYWHERE.  Just experiment with it and find what you like.

And you can go down again, when I said it can be played anywhere, I literally meant ANYWHERE. Just experiment with it and find what you like.

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This is something I just made up, feel free to play this.  Sorry about my mess ups, I was trying to find a good thing to show and my thumb started hurting. You can go any speed you'd like though.

This is something I just made up, feel free to play this. Sorry about my mess ups, I was trying to find a good thing to show and my thumb started hurting. You can go any speed you'd like though.

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Minor bar chords are harder and easier in it's own ways.  It looks difficult to hold but it's no to bad.

Minor bar chords are harder and easier in it's own ways. It looks difficult to hold but it's no to bad.

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Like the major, you'll start with baring the fret.

Like the major, you'll start with baring the fret.

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Now place your ring finger where you would in a major, but don't bar it, then place the pinky underneath it.

Now place your ring finger where you would in a major, but don't bar it, then place the pinky underneath it.

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Finally, place your middle finer in between the two parts, on the fourth string down from the top of the bar.

Finally, place your middle finer in between the two parts, on the fourth string down from the top of the bar.

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Again, you can play this anywhere, just mess around with it to find what you like.

Again, you can play this anywhere, just mess around with it to find what you like.

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For this I just played the same thing.  You can clearly see these are harder XD hopefully you can get this better then I can.

For this I just played the same thing. You can clearly see these are harder XD hopefully you can get this better then I can.

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Those are Major and Minor bar chords. It will take time to get used to though, just keep practicing. (☞゚∀゚)☞ You got it! Good luck, remember if you have any questions don't hold back.

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