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     A Form Barre Chords - Major variation


A-form - Major: This is the second most common way of playing a major barre chord. I find it a little harder to get a nice ringing sound using the A shape, especially the first version in video 1. I hate trying to get my three fingers into that little space, so I prefer the way I show you in this video, where I do the main barre with my index and a mini barre with my ring. I sacrifice the top string, but that's OK, I'm still playing all the required notes for a major chord. Also, it's best to not play that bass string as it's the fifth, not the root, of the chord. The root is found on the fifth string in this family of barre chords.


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Read more about the A-form family of barre chords here.