Open G String Bar Chord Minus the Bar.

Open G String Bar Chord Minus the Bar.

I wanted to share a creative, easy way, to create new, cool, interesting sounding chords.

We’re using A shape bar chords for this.
play through the key of C, up the guitar neck with A shape bar chords.

Here’s all 7 chords in the key of C played with A shape bar chords:

A shape Bar chords in C

If you don’t know these chords: memorize them.

And then you’re ready for the next step.
Lift up your bar, and take off your finger you have on the G string.
The new chord fingerings now look like this:

Bar Open G string chords

So you turned A shape bar chords, into chords that have an open G string.
That open G string in the middle of the chords creates cool, lush voicings.
The new chords sound so cool, this will trigger song ideas and will inspire you to come up with songs and melodies.

The below video will help in understanding all the above.
I showcase and explain all the above in great detail, and give tips on how to play this all.


It’s always fun to use things you might already know, in different creative ways.
In this case: you are using your bar chord knowledge, to create new voicings merely by adding an open string to the chord.

Have fun with these new chord sounds you added to your musical knowledge. 🙂

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