Barre chords are basically moveable open chords. We start with the open chords E major and E minor. These chords can be moved up and down the E string using our first finger as a barre. When we do this, we get to play every major and minor chord along the E string. Next we look at the open chords, A major and A minor. These chords can be moved up and down the A string using our first finger as a barre. Using both E-shaped and A-shaped barre chords, we can basically play any major or minor chord we like.

To begin learning barre chords we start by barring across 3 strings. Start at about the 12th fret and pick through the 3 strings as best you can. When you feel they sound good try the fret below and do the same thing. Keep following this process until you can do it on the 1st fret. When you can achieve this try 4 strings and so on until you can it with 6 strings. Finally, try your first barre chord the minor 7.

Once comfortable with the minor 7 barre chord, next try the full E minor shaped barre chord. Then the E major shaped barre chord. Then the A minor shaped, and then the A major shaped.


Above you can see one of the most useful major scale shapes that you can use to visualize the chords in a key. The square notes 1 4 5 represent the major chords and the 2 3 6 notes represent the minor chords. 1 Major 2 minor 3 minor 4 Major 5 Major 6 minor 7 minor 7 b5



SONGS IN G & E minor

Neil Young – Heart Of Gold

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

G.R.L – Ugly Heart chords

G.R.L – Vacation chords

Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill – Video

Ed Sheeran – Happier – Video

John Legend – All Of Me – Video

Ed Sheeran – Happier – Video

Bob Marley – Redemption Song – Video

Shawn Mendes – Stitches – Video

James Arthur – Say You Wont Let Go – Video

Christy Moore – Lakes Of Pontchartrain

Slievenamon – Video

Christy Moore – Ride On – Video

Green Day – Time Of Your Life

Don McClean – American Pie

The Dubliners – Black Velvet band

John Denver – Country Roads

The Pogues – Dirty Old Town

Paddy Reilly – Fields Of Athenry

Sting – Fields Of Gold

Garth Brooks – The Dance

Garth Brooks – If Tomorrow Never Comes

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Christy Moore – Nancy Spain

Sia – Elastic Heart

Adele – Someone Like You – Video

Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way – Video

Bob Dylan – Blowing In The Wind – Video

Fields Of Athenry – Video

Cliffs Of Dooneen – Video

Isle Of Innisfree – Video

Jesse Colter – Storms Never last – Video

Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke – Chord Sheet

Shakira – Try Everything – Chord Sheet

Happy Birthday – Chord Sheet

The Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities – Video

The Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You

Garth Brooks – The River – Video

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass – Video

The Lion King – The Circle Of Life

The Lion King – Hakuna Matata

Avicci – Hey Brother

Frozen  – Let It Go

Lukas Graham – Seven Years Old

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

Waltzing Matilda Mary Poppins – Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious