Bar chords are chords that utilizes a bar with the first finger. Once you
learn the way this pattern works you can play EVERY major, minor, 7th and
minor seventh chord that exists! Do not be intimidated by these chords. They
are a basic part of playing the guitar and one of the most useful things you
Bar Chords - How to play almost any simple chord
STEP 1 Put your hand in
the "major diagram" below as seen in FIGURE 1. This is a regular major
STEP 2 Put your hand in
the "major diagram" below as seen in FIGURE 1. Now lift your middle finger. This is a minor chord.
Major - Barchord
Minor - Barchord
An A chord is made up by placing your index , middle , and ring finger all on the 2nd fret. The open a string is the first string to be played when you strum.
A B chord is created by placing your index finger on the A string 2nd fret. The place your index, middle, and ring finger on the 4th fret at seen above.
There are 4 basic shapes shown above. They are all completely moveable
to anywhere on the fretboard. The top note is the root of the chord. The
red bar represents a "bar" with your first finger. This is a regular major chord.