Watch the Add Full-Barre Chords online guitar lesson by Vicki Genfan from Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Cookbook
Notice how I'm using the muted notes as percussive sounds. Do these chords sound different than the half barre chords? They don't have color tones and sound more major. These voicings are more common in rock, reggae, country and blues, whereas you'll tend to find chords with more color tones in folk, pop and jazz. This is a generalization, as there are always exceptions in music!