Connect Chords

Connect all barre chords

Practise in all 12 keys

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Connect all major barre chord shapes


connect all shapes in order to visualize the fretboard

After learning the barre chords individually, shape by shape, the next step is to connect the shapes. This means that you will be able to play, for example, an E chord in five positions on the neck.

We’ll do this in both minor and major using the five starting points of E, A, D, G, and C.

When you can play these exercises you have mapped out the fretboard. All things like extended chords, scales, and arpeggios are built on top of this.


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Connect all minor barre chord shapes


Change the Major 3rds to minor 3rds

These exercises will teach you how to play all minor barre chords all over the neck.

In the first video, we start with an open position Em followed by an Em in a Dm shape – Cm shape – Am – shape – Gm shape.

In the next video, we start with an open position Am followed by an Am in a Gm shape – Em shape – Dm shape – Cm shape.

As well as practicing exercises like this you need real songs that use barre chords so you can see them in action.

You need to change key, create second guitar parts, and start playing around with the shapes rather than just practice them as exercises.


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Exercises

All those open position chords you learned in the beginner course now become barre chords and pentatonic scales.

We’ll use this to map out the entire fretboard. Everything becomes easier to visualize once this foundation is laid.

Go to Intermediate Guitar Exercises.


Course

Learning how to play guitar is best done through playing and learning from songs.

The intermediate songs require you to learn barre chords and pentatonic scales. This will be revolutionary for your understanding of the guitar fretboard.

Go to Intermediate Guitar Course.


Songs

Learn how to play famous intermediate songs.

A Change Is Gonna Come, American Pie, Angie, Babylon, Blowin’ In The Wind, Dreadlock Holiday, Fast Car, Hey There Delilah, I Can’t Stand The Rain, I’m Yours, Kiss Me, Mad World, Red, Starman, Sunny Afternoon, and Whistle For The Choir.

Go to Intermediate Acoustic Songs.


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