Lesson 9.1 – The F Power Chord

Barre chords are chords using any finger, usually the index, in a fashion resembling a “bar”
in order to hold down multiple strings at once on a single fret. Barring allows you to expand
your chord library because you are no longer constrained by the tones of the guitar’s open
strings.

Barre chords are called “moveable” chords because, unlike open chords, the same
shape can be used anywhere on the neck, just as with power chords. Barre chords do not
come easy and it will take time and practice, however, mastering this technique is essential.

F Major Chord

The first barre chord we are going to play is an F major chord. For this chord we are barring
only the B and E strings on the first fret with the index finger. The F major chord looks like
this:

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Lesson 9.1 – The F Power Chord

Barre chords are chords using any finger, usually the index, in a fashion resembling a “bar”
in order to hold down multiple strings at once on a single fret. Barring allows you to expand
your chord library because you are no longer constrained by the tones of the guitar’s open
strings.

Barre chords are called “moveable” chords because, unlike open chords, the same
shape can be used anywhere on the neck, just as with power chords. Barre chords do not
come easy and it will take time and practice, however, mastering this technique is essential.

F Major Chord

The first barre chord we are going to play is an F major chord. For this chord we are barring
only the B and E strings on the first fret with the index finger. The F major chord looks like
this:

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