All About Barre Chords

Nirvana Style Riff Using Open and Barre Chords

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Kurt Cobain would often combine barred and open chords to create his signature grungy riffs, so today we’ll be paying tribute to the Seattle great!

Root 5 and Root 6 Barre Chords

August 29, 2011 No Comments

You’ve seen root 6 and root 5 barre chords individually, but now it’s time to combine them! In this lesson we’ll break down the movement and offer you some advice.

Gaslight Anthem Style Barre Chord Riff

July 8, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another one for you New Jerseyans out there, because today we’re learning a root 5 minor barre chord riff in the style of the Gaslight Anthem.

The Who Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

Here’s another riff to practice using all the different barre chords, this time in the style of British rock legends The Who.

Weezer Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

You’ve got all the basic barre chord shapes down, now it’s time to put them all together! To do that, we’re going to check a sweet Weezer style riff!

Combining Open and Barre Chords

July 7, 2011 1 Comment

In songs, many guitarists like to combine open and barre chords to create their progressions. This is usually a bit difficult for guitarists, but we’ll show you the best way to do it!

Stone Sour Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

We’re once again mixing up our root 5 major and minor chords with a heavy hitting Stone Sour riff. Enjoy guys!

Incubus Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

Recently we’ve looked at root 5 major and minor chords individually, but now it’s time to put the two together. To do this, we’ll look at an Incubus style riff.

All American Rejects Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re checking out an All American Rejects style riff to get practice with those pesky root 5 major barre chords.

Root 5 Major Barre Chords

July 7, 2011 No Comments

Only one more barre chord to go! This time it’s the root 5 major barre chord, perhaps the toughest of the bunch. But you guys can do it!

Root 5 Minor Barre Chords

July 7, 2011 No Comments

Now it’s time to learn the next set of barre chords – the root 5 shapes. In this lesson we’re just learning one chord, the root 5 minor shape.

RHCP Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another root 6 barre chord riff, this time in the style of the super heavy groovin’ Red Hot Chili Peppers (wearing a shirt is optional for this riff).

Jet Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

Fun riffs always make tough topics easier, so we’ve got an awesome one in the style of garage rock revivalists Jet. Hope you like it!

Root 6 Barre Chords

July 7, 2011 No Comments

This might be the toughest lesson you guys have had yet! We’re of course looking at barre chords, but with some practice and good technique, you’ll pick them up in no time.