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

Bar chords without a Bar can be undressed even further by leaving out the root of the chord on the 6th string. When you do this you’ll end up with three notes that will keep on ringing throughout your chord progression: the top and bottom open E strings plus the open B string. This gives you a thick E sound which makes this trick only work in the key of E an Em.

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