Do barre chords frustrate you?
Would you like to see them and play them instantly and with confidence?
Are you worried that you'll never be able to play them comfortably, even though others seem able to do so without batting an eye?
You're Not Alone.
I've surveyed dozens of music therapists, and the most common guitar frustration is barre chords. Here's what some of them said in an anonymous survey:
"I never mastered barre chords :o( That limits my choice of keys! Would love some tips on how to master those!"
"Barre chords (frustration; I tend to avoid them because I usually get wrist pain if I play them often)."
"Bar chords. I have short fingers!"
I've also surveyed music therapy internship directors, and barre chords are high on their list of deficient guitar skills for incoming interns.
What does this mean? It's a widespread challenge, and it's holding back music therapists and educators like you from being the best musicians they can be.
If you struggle with barre chords, it's not your fault. There are so many people trying to teach this skill that it's hard to know where to look and who to trust.
Many instructors or coaches say, "Just squeeze harder!" or "Practice 2 hours a day and it will come to you!".
This is bad advice.
I'm here to tell you there's a better, smarter way. You can leverage your strength, your physiology, and your time to produce a crystal clear barre, and you can do it with just 20 minutes of practice per day.
I've been researching and teaching this method for 5 years now, and I've built an effective approach for mastering these chords. It turns out that most people are very close to producing barre chords - they just need a couple tweaks in technique. You CAN do it, just like all my students have.
It was my research and extensive teaching experience that let to The Barre Chord Companion, the ultimate guide for producing a crystal clear barre.
Some students have experienced major improvements with just a couple of tweaks in a manner of minutes. Even the biggest self-doubters have seen results within 2 weeks by just following the steps laid out in the Barre Chord Companion.