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HOW TO PLAY BARRE CHORDS ON THE UKULELE!



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here with a very special lesson to teach

you guys the best way to play bar chords

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eleska regular the correct way to play

bar chords now the first question you

might have is what is a bar chord

generally speaking a bar chord is when

you use the index finger on your left

hand to cover two or more notes on the

fretboard at the same time but a lot of

you guys struggle with how to play them

and that setup because playing bar

chords does require a different

technique and set of muscles but the

first thing that I'm going to tell you

about playing bar chords is that the

side of your hand doesn't matter

I've got tiny tiny baby child's hands

and I can still play bar chords without

worrying about it so if anyone tells you

they can't play bars words because their

finger too small then don't live into

them on a guitar maybe that's true but

if your finger can stretch all the way

across all four strings on a ukulele

then it is not too small to play a bar

chord so there's no excuses so what is

the secret to playing a bar chord well

well I'm going to tell you it's not how

hard you can push down on the index

finger covering the strings but think

what is actually your thumb or the back

of you lately generally when we play our

open chords where you see s and G the

some kind of waggling about a bit up

here I'm not really doing much because

you're resting your ukulele in between

your thumb and forefinger I think but

when you start playing Barre chords then

it's either the thumb to spring in your

action instead of just having themselves

waggling about like it does when you're

playing the open chords you move it to

the fact of ukulele at the center of you

and that way when you're making a file

with your index finger you've got

something to push against so it gives

you extra support so while you put your

bar across all four strings with your

index finger on the back of the ukulele

your thumb is pushing just as hard so

it's almost like you're gripping the

ukulele right away once you start

pushing down with your thumb as well as

your index finger you'll notice that the

notes start to sound a lot clearer

it'll still take a lot of practice and

you should definitely start slow but

already we can hear we're starting to

get somewhere another question you might

have is what's the point of bark oil

well by and large is to make things

easier for you although they might seem

difficult at first once you get the hang

of a couple of Meatballs board chain

you'll realize that there's a lot you

can do with them for example to play the

chord of B you need to bar the second

fret with your first finger that means

that you push down on all four strings

at the same time with your index finger

and on the back of the ukulele you push

back with your thumb for extra support

then you add your second finger to the

third fret of the third string and your

third finger to the 4th fret of the

fourth string and with a barred nitin to

make in place the corded B should sound

like this please but here's where the

fun is just beginning because once

you've got that chord shape is nice and

tight you can slide it up and down the

fretboard to make new chords so we've

got our four to be here slide it up one

fret and you've got another way to play

the chord of C slide it up two more

threats and he brought the chord is d

slide it up two more threats and he

brought the chord as ease one more

threat and he brought the chord as air

and so on and so on and if we go back to

my cool of beef lift up the bar chain

and slide it back down to fret

we've got our chord of a again and that

works with every single chord shape so

for example with a corded B minor

you bother 2nd fret once again and don't

forget to push down at the back of use

with your thumb then add your third

finger to the 4th fret of the 4th string

and another little tip for you is for a

bit of extra support I have my 2nd

finger to the 3rd fret of the 4th string

just for a little bit more strength and

the called as B minor shift sound like

it and again that much like the chord is

B that we just played with the liner we

also slide it up and down the fretboard

so we've got our B minor C minor D minor

please II minor

- and so on and again if we go back to

the beam liner lift up the bar and slide

us down two frets we've got our a minor

again like I said that works with every

single bar chain for example let's bar

the second fret once again and again to

push down on the back of your thumb then

we add our pinkie fingers to the fifth

fret of the first string and again for a

bit of extra support we can add our

third finger to the 4th fret and our

second finger to the third fret and this

is the chord of D and again just slide

that chord up and down the fretboard and

you've got your D E and G and so on and

again it was all the different shapes

for example let's keep the ball in the

second fret and I just our first finger

to the Phillips rest of the first ring

and he got a d7 but slide is up to more

frets you brought your each Evan you're

at 17 your g7 and so on and so on

one cool shape you might want to learn

is the minor 7th chord which is just all

four strings on the same fret so a minus

seven is just all for open strings B

minus 7 is just that bar on the second

fret C minus seven is the bar on the

third fret D minor seven is the bar on

the fifth fret and so on and so on all

the way up and down the fretboard so

have fun experimenting with Barre chords

and making us Barre chord shapes because

assume that you find a good one just

slide it up and down the fretboard and

he's got loads and loads of different

chords and again remember every time

you're playing that bar chord support it

with your thumb on the back of the

ukulele so the good thing about Barre

chords is it means there are loads of

different ways to play the same chord to

play an open D chord we put our first

second and third fingers on the second

fret of the fourth and second string and

the others and each one will sound like

then

but rather than having things that it's

too small to play that a lot of people

find their fingers are too big to play

the open D chord and it's a bit of a

squeeze to get them all in together so

you've got a couple of choices with your

Barre chords for example if you've

already seen you can bar the second fret

and with your fourth finger on the fifth

fret of the first string and that's also

a D or you can buy the fifth fret and

put your second finger on the sixth fret

of the third string and your third

finger on the seventh fret of the fourth

string and that's also a D a fun song to

practice your Barre chords with is seven

nation army by the white stripe because

the way I play is just playing a single

bar chord shapes up and down the

fretboard so if we start off playing the

D chord with our bar on the fifth fret

and the notes for the song are as

follows

the exactly that thing please please

actually please be my please be my thing

so I play that string together nice and

slow

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your thumb and forefinger might get a

bit sore at first but I promise you if

you use the correct technique then you

will eventually get used to it so my top

tips to playing Barre chords take it

nice and slow practice practice practice

and use your thumb at the back of the

you going to push down in support of

your index finger on the front of you

slightly and that's how to play Barre

chord I win you learn feature if you

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