Can’t play the F barre chord? Use this chord as a replacement

You can’t imagine how many students have asked me this question – do I really have to use barre chords? Is there anything simpler that I could use instead? I can’t play the F barre chord, is there a replacement? Let’s set this straight – you need barre chords if you want to be able to play some …

mysterious guitar chord Am(add9)

Am(add9) – mysterious guitar chord

The guitar chord described in this online lesson is one of those really cool sounding ones. I like to think about it as a kind of mysterious sounding chord.

Open B7 chord – The triangle concept

The B7 open chord is a little bit of a crazy one. It can be quite a difficult chord to learn, mainly because it demands the use of all four fingers …

A minor pentatonic scales shape 1

A minor pentatonic scale – shape 1

The pentatonic scale is very popular amongst guitarists, especially the first shape. The position of it makes both the lower and higher notes …

Video chords library

Open Minor and Major chords – Video chords library

A collection of common open minor and major chords in video format. A great tool for beginners. If you are new to the guitar, pay attention to your…

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Open Dominant 7th Chords

Another important group of chords. Dominant 7th chords are great transitional chords. Try to play chord G then G7 and then finish on C. Can you hear …

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Open Minor and Major chords

A collection of the most common open chords. A must for any aspiring guitarist. One tip for you is to try to memorize the names, not only the shapes…