Guitar bar chords (barre chords
We will begin by explaining the E major chord. This guitar chord is very important because it can be easily converted to play all major chords.
The E type bar chord is a Root 6 bar chord, which means the chord is determined by the note on the 6th string. Remember the 6th string is the Low E string. Look at the illustration below.
The open E guitar chord
F major chord after being
|Tablature for the F bar Chord.
Look at the F major bar chord above and notice the index finger covering each note on the 1st fret. The root 6 bar chord is determined by the note on the low E string. The 1st fret low E string would be the F note, it is now the F chord.
If you moved this same fingering to the 3rd fret it would become the G chord.
Moving this fingering to the 8th fret would be the C chord. The 10th fret would be the D chord. Remember I told you earlier that everything repeats after 12 frets. That goes for scales and chords too. The 12th fret would be the E chord. Look at the image below, it shows the notes on the Low E string. Root 6 bar chords are determined by this note.
The YouTube video below, uses the electric guitar to explain root 6 bar chords, major and minor.
You will also learn, root 5 bar chords, major and minor and power chords.
The youTube video below explains the root 6 bar chord on acoustic guitar.
Now you have learned that you can easily convert the open E chord to the movable bar chord and play over 15 different chords on the guitar. The root 6 or E bar chord is determined by the note on Low E 6th string. Play this chord in every fret possible along the Low E string and note which chord it would be.