Strummerboy Bill wrote:
I wish I could play every song with barres. Is such a thing even possible, Bryan?
I'm sure Bryan will chime along shortly, but actually Bill you theoretically should be able to do it. If you check out Justinguitar's tutorials, he claims that you can do pretty much everything with 5 "grips" (actually 5 with a E string root, and 5 more with an A string root). Which holds true if you limit yourself to Major, Minor, 7ths, Maj7, flat 5 ,and Dom 7th chord patterns. Get into Diminished, Augmented, and / ("slash") chords and you kinda have to toss the barre out in favor of freeing up enough fingers to hit all the voicings.
That's why the Lord made "altered tunings"........ so us arthritic folks don't have to "pretzelate" our digits.
Ooorrrrrr, You can do a "Beamer" and crank the amp up and bash away with "power Chords"........ with enough volume and distortion you can't tell the difference between a Major, Minor, or 7th.
(just joking Scott)
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