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Working Up To Barre Chords
When you're ready...try the practice vamp below. I didn't repeat some sections where I should have since I got tired of punching in notes. So once you learn the idea of it, turn the sound off and make the turn-arounds come in where they feel right.
Focus on your index finger moving up to the 5th fret, then the 7th fret.
Keep F3 locked in relative position to the index finger and slide F3 along the A string as you move from one place to the next.
Anchor on the index and F3, then drop in your fingering on the G string.
Keep everything relative.
Experiment with your own rhythms, mutes, and slides.
The goal is to slowly build strength and comfort, so you will eventually and naturally graduate to the full bar chords. Take your time.
On the next page, some "four string" chord shapes are listed, which I find very helpful. These can also be substituted for full bar chords as desired.