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Bar Chord Drills Major ChordsSmoothly playing bar chords is a major hurtle for every learning guitarist. Theses chord shapes require positioning with the hands that take getting used to. This super usefull bar chord exercise is a drill that gives you a way to practice the two major bar chord shapes that starts on the sixth and fifth string, switching from sixth string bar chords and fifth string bar chords. Begin by fretting that basic F bar chord from the first fret, and strum one measure of eighth notes. Then switch to the Bb bar chord shape starting on the fifth string. Don’t strum the sixth or first string with this chord. Then, shift the same pattern to the second fret and strum the same rhythm from there. Repeat the same pattern from each fret, moving up in half steps. Once you get to the twelfth fret, shift back to the eleventh fret and repeat the same pattern back to the first fret again. Notice that as you move up the neck the frets get closer together, and as you move down the neck the frets are further apart.
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