Barre Chords for Guitar - The Ultimate Guide

Step-by-step guide to learning barre chords and essential chord progressions.

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“I’ve learned open chords and am ready for new shapes, but every time I play barre chords, they sound terrible and my hands start to hurt!”


The biggest obstacle players run into when learning barre chords (that keeps you stuck in a rut and not seeing results) is this:


Learning barre chords seems technically impossible at worst and very difficult at best, leaving you feeling stuck playing open chords on guitar.


Sound familiar? Learning barre chords can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t have an organized, proven learning method to help you learn.


Have you had any of these common barre chord learning experiences?


You learn barre chords, but every shape is difficult to play. You can get your fingers in place for barre chords, slowly, but your technique makes every chord a struggle to play. You start to think you’ll never learn barre chords and so you give up.


You get a few barre chords down, but switching between barre chords, or between a barre chord and open chords, is so difficult you stop trying. You start to wonder if you’re ever going to play your favorite songs, many of which require barre chords.


You finally learn a few barre chords, and maybe a song or two that use barre chords, but your technique is lacking and playing becomes very tiring, even painful, for your fretting hand. At this point, your guitar goes back into the case to collect dust.


Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2,500 gigs, taught over 8,000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.


I’ve found that many online guitar courses and teachers overcomplicate barre chords, creating frustration rather than enjoyment in the practice room.


This is definitely not the case with Barre Chords for Guitar.


In this course, I walk you step-by-step through a proven method guaranteed to easily learn barre chords, internalize essential shapes, and get you playing popular chord progressions quickly.


With Barre Chords for Guitar, you benefit from my 25+ years of teaching and performing experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results in the practice room.

 

3 Ways This Course Expands Your Playing:


1. Play Barre Chords with Easy Fingerings and Solid Technique - Learn the best fingerings for every barre chord on guitar. Video lessons show you how to play with proper technique and provide you with variations for different hand sizes. Everything you need to master barre chords AND build rock-solid rhythm guitar technique.

2. Learn Real Progressions with Every Barre Chord Shape - Every barre chord in this course is taught through multiple chord progressions taken from hundreds of popular songs. With these exercises, you master barre chords, jam essential chord progressions, and set yourself up to play 1,000’s of other popular songs down the road.

3. Adapt These Chords to Fit Your Playing Style - No need to change your musical style or tastes with these chords. Any chord and progression in this course will fit folk, rock, country, pop, soul, R&B, Indie and other musical genres. Discover your authentic musical personality and learn essential barre chords at the same time.

"I wish that his lessons were available to me when I was learning how to improvise!"


"I just love it when I see a new video lesson posted by Matt. His lessons are concise and to the point! I wish that his lessons were available to me when I was learning how to improvise!"

- Vic Juris (Jazz Guitar Legend)

Curriculum Outline

Each Chapter Has 1 Video, 6 Practice Schedules, and a Quiz

Get started on the right foot as you learn about barre technique, how to avoid injuries, playing the perfect barre, and more with this intro chapter. Everything you need to set yourself up for success in this course is here.

Using my proven barre chords learning formula, you quickly learn how to construct, play, and add major barre chords to any progression or song. Stop guessing at best fingerings or dealing with overtired hands. These fun exercises get you playing major barre chords correctly now.

Using my proven barre chords learning formula, you quickly learn how to build, play, and apply minor barre chords to progressions and songs. No more guessing at best fingerings or dealing with overtired hands. These exercises get you playing minor barre chords correctly now.

Here, you alter one note in the major chords you learned previously to form 7th barre chords. This one-step, easy to play process allows you to instantly learn multiple positions of 7th barre chords in every key. Oh, and you get to jam some blues here, always fun in the practice room!

You finish your study of barre chords by altering one note in the minor chords you learned previously to form m7 barre chords. This one-step, easy to play process allows you to instantly learn multiple positions of m7 barre chords in every key.

Here, I show you the best way to go back and review this course material or how to go forward in your playing depending on your comfort level. The best next step in your guitar journey is in this video.

 

How to Get the Most from this Course:


1. Follow the curriculum order - Start with the introduction, learn how the course works, then jump in and practice the chapters in order. All lessons are presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish any section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, play at your own pace. You have lifetime access to this course, so there’s no rush at all. Take your time and work at the best pace to fit your schedule.

3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen if you get stuck. I’m happy to answer your questions and give constructive, positive feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for feedback on your playing.

 

Who is this Course For?


This course is for guitarists looking to learn every barre chord on guitar, explore essential chord progressions, and build professional level guitar technique.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Struggle to memorize barre chords on guitar.
  • Have learned barre chords before, but they always feel awkward to play.
  • Want to learn a straight-forward method to play every single barre chord.
  • Tried to learn barre chords but you gave up because they were too hard on your hands and too difficult to play in general.


I’ve taught barre chords to players all over the world for over 25 years, and in that time, I’ve developed a proven system for learning these essential guitar chords.


I want to share with you my time-tested barre chord system that immediately gets these chords under your fingers and has you making real music from day 1.

 

Who is this Course NOT For?


As your Barre Chords guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

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What You Get


  • Lifetime Access to Barre Chords Course ($15 Value)
  • FREE - copy of Fretboard Mastery eBook ($20 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And more!

  • FREE MEGA BONUS

    Mega Bonus – Fretboard Mastery eBooks $20 Yours Free! $20


    When you purchase this course, you not only get the full multimedia course, you also get my best-selling Fretboard Mastery eBook.



    In this eBook you learn:

    • Every note on the fretboard when soloing.
    • How visualization makes learning the fretboard easy.
    • How to train your ears to hear notes.
    • Where every interval is on the fretboard.
    • And more!

    Don’t wait, grab this course before it’s too late and take advantage of this awesome bonus offer.

     

    The Total Value of This Course and Bonuses Is Over $735


    If you have the desire to learn barre chords, then you will reach your guitar goals with my Barre Chords for Guitar course.


    And, I don’t want you to spend a fortune to find rhythm guitar happiness.


    I’ve made Barre Chords for Guitar affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning barre chords on your own.


    You won’t pay $315, $215, $115 or even $45 like some other overpriced courses you see online…


    You’re about to gain immediate access to a proven barre chord learning method that levels up your rhythm playing today.


    And, all you pay for this premium step-by-step course and coaching is $15!


    This small investment in your musical happiness is the same amount you pay for 10 minutes of a private guitar lesson.


    Instead of a few minutes in a lesson, you get access to a full, organized, and fun barre chords video course.


    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making every course more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.


    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of this open chord course and reach your guitar goals.

     

    How This Course Transforms Your Playing


    1. Make Learning Barre Chords Fun - Stop struggling to learn barre chords. With my proven barre chord learning system, you discover the fastest and easiest ways to play every barre chord on guitar. Because you use time-tested fingerings and techniques, barre chords are so fun to learn that you can’t wait to practice every single day.


    2. Internalize Each Barre Chord, Don’t Just Memorize Them - With Barre Chords for Guitar, you not only memorize barre chord shapes, you internalize them. This is so you can play without thinking. Move your brain out of the way and let your fingers and ears do the talking as you jam full chord progressions and switch barre chords with ease.


    3. Play Thousands of Songs with Essential Progressions - When you learn chords in this course, you not only learn that one set of chords, you use those chord progressions to play 1000’s of classic songs on guitar. Countless songs use the same or similar progressions. It’s these must-know chords that you learn with Barre Chords for Guitar.


     

    What You Get with Barre Chords - Quick List


    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Barre Chords for Guitar.

  • Lifetime Access to Barre Chords Course ($15 Value)
  • FREE copy of Fretboard Mastery eBook ($20)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And more!
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    Course Curriculum


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    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does this course start and finish?

    This course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Matt by email [email protected] in the first 30 days of your purchase and you will receive a full refund.


    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.


    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].


    What if I don’t know where to go next after finishing this course

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!

     

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