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Play Barre Chords Easily Without Thumb / Wrist Pain

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Thank you for posting this @Randy120 it is a great article for beginners and a great reminder for people who are starting to play barre chords on acoustic guitars. It is also a great refresher anyhow as maintaining good technique guards against injuries.?

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Let’s not forget having a quality guitar and having it set up properly.

Gravity and barre chords, well let’s just say, I ‘am from Missouri.











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This post is good timing for me. I've had a bad habit of squeezing the neck with my thumb since I started just over a year ago, causing a little (but tolerable) thumb pain. When I got to L&M Lesson 7 and barre chords, the pain became unbearable due to poor technique.

I've been away for two weeks (more good timing?) and feel all healed up, so I'm going to pick the guitar back up tonight and continue with Lesson 7, while hopefully being able to practice without engaging my thumb so much.

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