super light barre

Here is another 10-second tip for you to enjoy…

I’ve mentioned in the past how dangerous it can be if you practise barre chords with bad technique.


A lot of people get in a bad position with their fingers, hand, and wrist…

…And then slam down the pressure like a car crusher in a scrapyard.

That can cause pain and injury and, at the very least, lots of hand soreness.

So, here’s something to help avoid that and it’s called:

The Super Light Barre


The idea is that you:

  • Place your barre finger across all six strings
  • Position your finger so it’s close to the fret, the finger is straight, and your hand and wrist feel comfortable
  • Do NOT press – instead let the finger rest ever-so-gently on the strings like a butterfly
  • Pluck each string and ensure they all sound “dead”
  • Relax and breathe as you do this (it can feel weird at first)
  • Add your middle finger to any string one fret higher up and again check each string is dead

You then repeat the above by adding in all the fingers in various places.

After a minute or two of this, you can gradually add some pressure to the barre.

This will transition this relaxation/technique-building exercise into an actual barre chord.

It takes patience to do this, but if you hate painful barre chords, which of course we all do, it will help.


That’s just a fragment of a tip from my barre chords course.

I go into this in detail with a whole host of other barre chord technique-building tips.

The course is on sale until midnight tonight (Pacific time) and the link to find out more is below:

The Ultimate Guide to Barre Chords


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


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