Watch the Bar Chords Without A Bar online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Chord Cookbook

In the trick we learned in the previous section, the open strings that keep ringing are an E and a B. These notes are the tonic and fifth of an E major chord. Because of this, playing bar chords without a bar works best in the key of E. We'll go through the chords in this key and see what kind of sounds this new trick gives us.

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