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Strapping Acoustics with Malec Caudell

Budding musician instructs on strapping acoustic guitars.

My old friend, Eleanor the guitar. We aren’t the best sounding duo, but it’s a work in progress!

To check out my tutorial, click here.

Acoustic guitars are beautiful sounding instruments (once you know how to play them). However, something that’s always bugged me is how some have two notches for a strap, while others only have one. I’m a left handed guitarist, and as such, the selection for me is pretty slim, so naturally I ended up with an one-notch set up. I was disgruntled at first, but then my brother, who has been playing guitar for about 11 years, blessed me with the knowledge of how to strap a guitar even when it doesn’t have two notches. I was so tickled that I decided to share my new found knowledge with everyone else.

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How to Play Barre Chords on a Guitar

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Holding a chord ©strommeninc

For my how to video, I chose to show how to hold a barre chord on a guitar.

Barre chords are traditionally preferred to the regular way of holding chords because it is easy to transition between them quickly, and also because the barre chords offer a fuller sound.

Barre chords are typically what you learn once you have learned the basics of guitar and holding basic chords.

You can watch my video here.

This is a useful graphic that tells you how to play different bar chords.

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Here is a link to 4 essential barre chords.