What is a bar chord and why they are so dreadful?
The bar chord is a really helpful technique that allows you to play multiple strings with just one finger. It is used on classical, acoustic and electric guitar for chords and melody. However, the technique is really difficult to achieve without specific exercises. There are guitar players who actually can play bar chords easily but they are an exception. If you, like me, have struggled in the past with bar chords, a step by step path is what you need!
BarChord Engine is the path you need!
Day 1-2: The learning section provides practical step-by-step exercises. You will start with two strings bar chords and slowly walk your way up to six strings barre five exercises a day, two days a week.
Day 3: Performing is the best way for you to put bar chords into practice. Usually the exercise is sixteen bar long and rhythmically challenging.
Day 4: Symmetrical killing exercises to help you strengthen up you muscle and fingers. I would highly recommend you don’t skip this one. No pain no gain!
Day 5: Let me challenge yourself. On day five you will play some advanced pieces. A lot of people fear challenges … don’ t be like them. If it’s too difficult, practice it for more days. Don’t give up.
Read this if you are a “Strummer!”
BarChord Engine is a book designed for fingerstyle guitar. That means, you will be plucking the strings with the right hand fingers. Fingerstyle is a far more accurate technique than strumming and will help you to improve your bar chords faster.
The Plucking technique used in this book is quite basic. Easy plucking patterns. The challenge section might be a little bit more difficult so you will probably need to repeat it for longer. It is good to try different techniques! Don’t give up!
Don’t buy this book if you freak out about fingerstyle!
BarChord Engine is a thirteen weeks program. Just as a workout, you will practice the exercises and pieces five times a week. However, If you struggle keeping up with the program, I highly recommend you repeat the same week for several weeks before you carry on.
It is absolutely alright! It isn’t a failure. You should be proud of yourself for putting in the time and effort. Keep trying and you will succeed!
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