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maged farid hosny
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hello there.....ok, i've been playing for six and a half months now, and i started to notice that im actually playing barre chords - feels really good :D" i noticed that im playings weezers No One Else good and its got barres
and im good at switching open chords

the question is.....
i need to get perfect at barres, is there some technique i should be knowing about??other than practice ofcourse.
and whats the next step?

chuck taylor roks


   
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Alan Green
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No quick answer except that it does get a lot easier with practice - especially the C and G shapes.

Best,

A :-)

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dogbite
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yup. time and practice for sure.
heres two tips that can help.
thumb position and pressure.

when barreing chords the thumb should be behind the neck pointing towards the headstock.

pressure is killer if used too much. it cramps the hands etc.
only use pressure on the barre when you strum it and hold only long enough for the amount of sustain you want. otherwise, ease off the pressure slightly. it will give yor hands a brak, you'll be able to play longer, and you can jump to the next barre quicker..

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maged farid hosny
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thx all, but, how should my thuimb be pointing to the headstock, mine is usually pointing upwards, kinda parralell to my index

chuck taylor roks


   
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dogbite
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you will ave an easier time of it if the thumb is behind the neck.

I know it may feel awkward at first,but this is really a great method.

how to:

pretend you are hitchhiking. stick out your thumb palm facing upward.
if you look your fingers will point straight up if you uncurl them from a fist.
the index finger will be very straight up. same as when forming a barre. the other fingers then can be placed where they need to to create the full chord.
your thumb then is smack in the middle of the neck. it's pointig to the headstock. it is able then to exert pressure effortlessly on the neck.

this method will give you added pressure without the pain. your notes will sound better.

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