If you are a beginner or intermediate guitar player who knows how to play open chords but hasn't learned to play barre chords this class is for you. Playing and understanding barre chords is going to open up endless possibilities for songs. You won't just be stuck down at the end of the neck playing open chords. You'll be able to play major, minor, and dominant 7th chords all over the neck.
I took a lot of time putting this course together for you. There are guitar neck charts all through the course videos that show you what I'm playing on the guitar. I think the charts will really help you learn the chords a lot faster and make the course easier to follow.
I designed the class so that you learn something new. Then you have an exercise with that new item. Then you take a quiz on that material. I put the course together this way so it would be very interactive. You'll spend most of your time playing in this course instead of just listening to me talk.
Barre chords are a simple concept that are tough to master. This course will help you learn your main barre chords that will help you be able to play millions of songs.
Every guitar player has to learn barre chords. This course will help you do that.
What will you learn in this lesson?
- Notes on your 5th and 6th string
- Major, minor, and dominant 7th chords on the 6th string
- Major, minor, and dominant 7th chords on the 5th string
- You will play many exercises with the chords that you learn
- There are many quizzes in this course on the material
Why should you sign up for my lesson?
- My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the GuitArmy.
- I've been teaching guitar full time for over 20 years.
- I have taught more than 35,000 individual private guitar lessons.
- I teach guitar students online all over the world.
- I have a bachelors of music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth.
- I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.
- I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.
- I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this lesson.
Why should I take your class and not just learn from YouTube?
You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there it is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. I have a whole series of courses here on Skillshare that will help you get down the basic skills for guitar. You will learn everything from one teacher and not random people on YouTube. I think you will find it to be a much better learning experience.
StartCourse Introduction (3:19)
StartWhat is a Barre Chord (8:19)
StartNotes on the 6th String (6:01)
StartQuiz on 6th String Notes (2:48)
StartNotes on the 5th String (4:44)
StartQuiz on 5th String Notes (2:14)
Start3 Main Barre Chords 6th String (14:16)
Start6th String Major Exercise (7:25)
Start6th String Major Quiz (2:30)
Start6th String Minor Exercise (2:42)
Start6th String Minor Quiz (2:19)
Start6th String Dominant 7th Exercise (2:49)
Start6th String Dominant 7th Quiz (2:46)
Start3 Main Barre Chords 5th String (14:22)
Start5th String Major Exercise (3:35)
Start5th String Major Quiz (2:15)
StartMinor Exercise 5th String (2:36)
Start5th String Minor Quiz (2:05)
Start5th String Dominant 7th Exercise (2:44)
Start5th String Dominant 7th Quiz (2:54)
StartBarre Chord Exercise 1 (5:45)
StartBarre Chord Exercise 2 (3:08)
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Chris is hands down the best guitar teacher that I have worked with over the past 20 years of playing. I have been taking Skype lessons with him over the past few months and my playing has progressed tremendously. The secret to Chris' success is that he understands music theory so well that he can help you apply meaningful theory based techniques without overwhelming you with details. However, if details are your thing don't hesitate to drill in deeper with him. Also, Chris goes above and beyond to ensure my time in between lessons will be productive and enjoyable. Finally, and maybe most importantly, Chris is fun to learn with and I don't recall a lesson where we weren't laughing out loud about something. I like Skype Guitar Lessons for the convenience, but GuitArmy and Chris will keep me hooked on the concept for many months to come.
- Mark Stegura
I'm a working professional, and have been taking guitar lessons with Chris for several year now. My understanding of the guitar, and ability to play have improved dramatically ever since I've taken classes with Chris. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument, and his accessible style of teaching make learning a true pleasure. Chris also works very hard to fit lessons into my schedule - which has been absolutely wonderful. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Chris for many years to come.
Student Testimonial (Beginner Guitar Lessons - 10 Lessons)
Hi Chris, thanks so much for reaching out! I'm about half way through lesson 10 of your Beginner lessons via GuitArmy, so I was researching more of your teaching, and what's next... and found your GuitArmy! I've gotta tell ya, something about your explanations, your method of teaching, and the detailed resources provided, you've connected so many dots for me -- it's appreciated beyond words! I'm mostly self-taught, regret that I started so late in life, and have tried other online resources, but yours has been the most comprehensive! As a corporate facilitator to adult learners myself, I just wanted to express my gratitude!
I've always wanted to learn the guitar but I couldn't commit to actually driving to and attending a class every week. Chris makes it so easy and convenient with the Skype lessons. He's a great instructor and I'm learning so quickly! My goal is to learn Hotel California in six months and with GuitArmy, I have no doubt that I will.
My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over the world and creating online guitar courses. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 24 years. I have more than 250,000 followers on social media and have taught more than 35,000 individual guitar lessons. I love teaching guitar and helping people become better musicians.