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#1 rileyrg



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:22 PM

Sixth String barre chord exercises :  How come suddenly Bm, Gsus, C and Cm barres are suddenly listed in the exercises when they have't even been convered at this point?

#2 Matonanjin



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:47 PM

They have been covered.

Bm uses the minor form of the 6th string barre chord at the 7th fret.

Gsus uses the sus form of the 6th string barre chord at the 3rd fret.

C uses the major form of the 6th string barre chord at the 8th fret.

Cm uses the minor form of the 6th string barre chord at the 8th fret.

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#3 Danno111



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

Hello Rileyrg,


You might have gone through the training material too fast.  Lesson 7 is about barre cords, but more importantly how they are movable.  When you move to different positions on the 6th string, you change the cord.  So if you use the Fm barre form down at the 7th fret, it is a Bm.  You need to memorize the notes on the 6th string so you can quickly move to the correct location for the required cord. 


Good Luck and keep up the practice.  


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

Hi rileyrg. When using barre chords in this session, your index finger (barring finger) gets put on the 6th string frets for the chord names. What I mean by that is this: no matter what type of barre chord it is, if it is some type of B-natural barre chord, the 7th fret of the sixth string is B-natural. So that's where your index finger will be positioned. Then your other fingers will form the barre chord shape of either a major chord, minor chord, major 7th chord, minor 7th chord, or a sus chord. 


If the barre chord is some type of Ab chord, Ab is found at the 4th fret on the 6th string. Your index finger (barring finger) gets placed at the 4th fret while your remaining fingers form the rest of the chord shape. All the other 6th string barre chords are done the same way.


Those earlier lessons teach the note names and is one reason why it's important to learn notation. But even if you haven't learned notation, you should learn some of the notes on the 5th and 6th strings. When you get to session 8, it does the same type of thing except the index barring finger will be placed at the note on the 5th string instead of the 6th. 

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