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Playing chords for "Home on the Range"

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#1 YamahaFG820



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:04 AM

I understand that the idea is to play this song with all barre chords in order to practice those, but is this way this would ever actually be played?  The reason I ask is that while for the F and G chords, it sounds fine with either the open or barre chords, for the barre chord C (at least the one taught in this lesson), this sounds too high (compared to the open C).  Or am I missing something?

#2 Matonanjin



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:04 PM

I don't think that you are missing anything at all.  It is,in fact, the session on barre chords so Steve chose this song to practice those.  But you should chose whatever sounds best to you.  You have already decided what sounds best for the C chord :biggrin:


"Home on the Range" certainly conjures up the image of sitting around the campfire out on the range.  So what better than to play than "campfire chords"!? :getlost: 

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#3 YamahaFG820



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 06:41 AM

Thanks, rim shot and Matonanjin.  I actually found the exercises that appear previous to the songs to be more useful for learning the barre chords and the notes/chords up and down the neck.  For the songs, I have been using a combination of barre and open chords (mainly the latter).

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