Hi friends, this is from an e-book that i am posting here coz i found it very useful in my way of learning to play the barre chords, okay so here it goes :D :
Playing a Full Bar
We’ve seen in our previous study that the first finger of the left hand is sometimes used to cover more than one string, as in the F chord, where it is used for two strings. When the finger goes across all the strings this is known as a full bar. Somewhat illogically, anything less than a full bar is known as a half bar.
Beginners tend to find barring difficult until the left hand has acquired a degree of strength and control. However, if the bar is done correctly it is not necessary to use great strength. As with the half bar, it is far more important to find the right position for the finger so that all the notes can sound clearly with only moderate pressure.
Here is how to find the right position:
1. Imagine the fret to be taller than it is, like a wall rising from the fingerboard.
2. Imagine that you are going to lay your first finger into the corner formed by that wall and the fingerboard.
3. Place the first finger across the strings at the third fret, just
touching them with no pressure.
4. Little by little, ease the finger down until you make contact
with the fingerboard. As you do this, pass your right-hand
thumb lightly and repeatedly across the strings. At first you
will hear only the deadened sound of the strings damped by
the left-hand finger. Then, as the barring finger moves into its
position in the “corner,” the sound will become clear. At this
point do not apply any more pressure; this is all you need.
The other secrets to good barring are these:
➤ Make sure that the crease at the first joint of the finger does
not fall on a string. Adjust the position by moving the finger
forward or back until the crease lies between the third and
➤ Do not let the finger curve—this will produce deadened or
buzzing sounds on the inside strings.
➤ Remember to make and keep contact with the fret. Stay in the
I'll post da other stuff later coz i have to go now......