If you are a beginner, you might get shocked at the number of chords available. I was shocked as well. The moment I learned all the basic major and minor chords, I checked the chord chart and saw more chords waiting for me. Until now, I wasn’t able to memorize it, but I learned the concept so I could find a way to play a chord that I don’t know. Also, there is a shortcut if you want to know more chords with just one chord shape. These are barre chords.
Barre chords are movable chords. Meaning, you can do a lot of other chords with just one chord shape. Barre chords are dividing into two types.
- E Type Barre Chord – the shape is taken from the E triad chord and then moved to the desired root key to play a certain chord that corresponds to that root key. For example, if you want to play the G barre chord, just Move the type barre chord to the third fret.
- A type barre chord – this is based on the A triad chord shape and then moved to the desired root key anywhere in the 5th string.