3 – Technical Exercises

technical exercises for barre chords

MUST KNOW TECHNICAL EXERCISES FOR BARRE CHORDS

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For most people, as soon as they get some information regarding a chord or scale they are right in there. What this lesson is about is time saving technical exercises for barre chords. Not only time saving, but perhaps hand saving! So many people get held back by not practising their barre chord forms in the best manner. Gary gets right into helping you and shows some great ways to practice your barre chords which will help you make really fast progress.

TECHNICAL EXERCISES USING ROOT MOVEMENT

Gary focuses in on the really important area of root movement. Root movement concerns the note or notes that act as the fundamental for a chord. As previously mentioned, the root of C major is C. The root of G7 is G and so on. By looking at roots alone, Gary will then show you how to apply the barre chords shapes you have learned to get maximum practice potential.

Once this has been covered, you are then introduced to various ways of actually playing your chords. Gary considers the plectrum and how you can use it to get different sounds and effects. In this way you can get a lot more out of a little material and make your accompaniments sound much more interesting. Gary looks at country accompaniment and then goes on to look at a more funky backing.

GET READY FOR THE NEXT LESSON

All the work that you have carried out in this and the previous two lessons is preparing you for what is to come. In the next lesson you will be introduced to playing a twelve bar blues progression. This is not like the progression shown in the Quick Start Beginners Guitar Course by Gary. In this lesson you will be playing a twelve bar in two positions on the neck. So, remember to check out our page on How To Play Guitar and don’t miss our Guitar Books For Sale page either. There is sure to be something that you’re going to be interested in.

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