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Barre Chords Workout Book 1.0.3

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This is the PDF for the Barre Chords Workouts 1-3.

Topics Covered:

  • Proven Finger Strengthening Exercises
  • Notes on the 6th String
  • The Most Common 6th String Barre Chord Forms
  • Notes on the 5th String
  • The Most Common 5th String Barre Chord Forms
  • Pro Tips for Building Endurance and Success with Barre Chords

 

 

 

 


What's New in Version 1.0.3   See changelog

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Pages 1-13 for Barre Chord Workouts 1, 2 and 3

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JBB

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   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Pretty simple review, really. Anyone who's struggling with barre chords or having difficulty getting barre chords to work 'properly' needs to follow the guidelines and exercises in these .pdf pages and watch and follow along with Steve in the accompanying video.

Oh... and they'll need to practice constantly and consistently. Daily is good, multiple times a day is better. Experience has taught that it's better to grab the guitar a few times a day, even for shorter periods than have long, drawn-out, tiring 'practice sessions' where focus often gets lost or distractions interfere.

For example, perhaps grab the guitar for 5 - 10 minutes before getting ready for work in the morning ('wakes up' the fingers and the mind), a half hour 'regular' practice after work or dinner, then another 10 - 15 minutes before bed.

Statistically that type of regimen works better for memory, dexterity, and neural pathway programming than a 2 hour session once a day or an 8 hour session once a week. A shorter, more frequent regimen better helps to retain 'muscle memory' and doesn't become tedious or boring. That's just the way humans work, really.

Persistence is a 'failure to accept failure'. 😉

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Las Vegas Steve

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

I have been struggling with "clunk!"-sounding barre chords for years and did not realize that I was applying pressure incorrectly. For the first time last night, everything rang clear all the way up the neck ---on an acoustic guitar!  Thank you, Steve K. 

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Coop

  

Ditto to everything JBB said in their review.  Steve provides easy-to-follow steps and exercises to increase the index finger strength for playing clear barre chords. If you stick with the exercises, you will eventually be able to play barre chords. 

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