Major Chords

We can finger common major chord shapes based on our three-note triads by repeating some notes in the triad. Usually notes are repeated in chords to fill them out more. Here are some common major chord shapes: Listen: THE BARRE (OR BAR) CHORD You will notice that two of the chords above are made using a ‘barre’ (or bar) – … Read More

Moveable Major Chord Shapes

So what if we want to play the chord D# major? Or Gb major? How do we achieve this? What we do is we use the ‘open position’ chords on the previous page and move them up the neck. To do this, however, we need to turn the chords into barre chords. The barre then acts as a movable ‘nut’ to raise … Read More