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  • JohnV

    August 29, 2021 at 10:23 am

    ok I’ll give it a shot.

    1) yes a lot are difficult and not really useable. You need long, lean, and limber fingers. Just know that they exist.

    2) the bar is used to fill in the notes that the guitar nut would make on an open shape chord.

    3) the root note is the chord tone note. For caged shapes, it will be the thickest string note and is generally the lowest tone.

    4) yes, it will help on at least the 5th and 6th (low A,low E) strings. D string roots are also helpful.

    5) first, know your shapes and which is the lowest note of the shape. The root dictates the chord tone. There is a connection between shapes that is a bit hard to see. I don’t have a complete grasp yet.

    @That_Guy is right, learn your E shape and A shape bar chords and you will have 50% of the battle won.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  JohnV.