Barre Chords

Barre chords are so named because they utilize the first finger of the fretting hand as a virtual capo (or “barre”), allowing guitarists the capability to play several different chords by using the same chord shape by simply shifting the fretting hand up and down the neck. While technically speaking a barre consists of two or more strings, when someone refers to barre chords they are generally referring to chords with either a fifth string or sixth string root.
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