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Hey everyone! In this lesson, we’re going to learn to play “I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles, using a single movable barre chord shape. This lesson is designed to help you with the early stages of learning barre chords.

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The lesson begins with the shapes. I have given you a couple options for the first shape as there are 2 variations of E7 that I think would be appropriate to learn at this level. One of them is like a C chord, but further up the neck, and the other one is the basis for our barre shape. The cool thing about this: The E shape (when played with the correct fingering) can slide up the fretboard, and then you just put down your 1st finger and you have the 2nd shape (A7). From there, all you do is move the shape a couple frets higher to get B7, and another to get C7.

Once we’re comfortable with the shapes, we practice switching while playing downstrokes only (so we can focus on the chord switches). After that, we learn a rhythm part that takes advantage of the barre chords and lets us play dynamically (which isn’t as possible/easy with the regular open chords).

The lesson concludes with a play-along where we go through the whole song slowly.

I hope this helps you with your barre chords. See you soon!

2019-03-24T12:10:33-08:00 January 30th, 2019|Categories: barre chords, Strum Along, technique|