One of the main obstacles guitarists face with barre chords is the
strength and stamina required in your fingers to play them cleanly and
continuously. This lesson will help you to develop your stamina and muscle
memory for playing those awkward chord shapes.
Of course, I won't be able to cover every possible chord combination, but what I'll do is provide you with some exercises that use a good range of barre chord fingerings, challenging you to change between different shapes up and down the neck.
So, follow the sequential chord diagrams below to create the progression. Suggested fingerings are provided, with the yellow bar representing your barred finger, just like in the lessons before.
You can either stream or download the backing tracks provided.
the jam tracks are at a set speed, so it might be useful at first
to start off slow using a metronome, and gradually speed up (I recommend increments of 10 BPM) until you're confident you can play to the speed of the tracks.
Work on these exercises every day, or as often as you can, and try and come up with your own barre chord changes. The more awkward the fingering, the better! Constantly challenge yourself and develop that muscle memory.
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