Welcome to the fourth video of the Rhythm Guitar Quick-Start Series. This lesson covers everything you need to know in order to get started with bar chords. This is often one of the more intimidating aspects of playing the guitar, but it doesn't have to be. I'll show you how to develop the finger strength you need and how to make the rest of the bar chord shape sound great too.
In the next two lessons you'll learn major bar chord shapes as well as minor bar chord shapes.
These rhythm guitar lessons are essential for guitarists interested in playing popular songs, jamming with friends, or even performing live music. It doesn’t matter if you play acoustic guitar or electric guitar - the lessons apply equally to both.
You’ll learn how to play power chords, how to use power chords, how to play bar chords, major bar chord shapes, minor bar chord shapes, common chord progressions, how to play open chords, essential strumming patterns, how to develop timing and feel, and dynamic strumming tips.