Here is another weekly 10-second tip. It is not the simplest but is well worth learning about.
Reverse barre chords!
A simple tip to help improve your barre chords is to place the barre finger on last.
Place your non-barre fingers on the fretboard one at a time, ensuring each note is clear.
When they are, slowly and gradually add your barre finger to the chord (while not letting these other fingers move).
Most guitarists place the barre finger on first.
This can be a mistake as it usually means their other fingers get plonked on the fretboard, in any old way, meaning more buzzing no matter how well the barre finger is positioned.
Try the “reverse method” if you have been practising barres and struggling.
Obviously teaching barre chords fully is not something that can be done in a 10-second tip, and this is not a miracle cure.
However, it is one of many simple tips to apply alternative methods to practising barre chords that I rarely see taught elsewhere.
There are many more, and I go into the nitty-gritty of these in my HD video course.
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