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

Open position chords aren’t the only chords you can move up the neck of the guitar. The bar chord was designed to do just that. Nothing new here. Most players hit a bump when they start learning bar chords. That’s because they’re kinda hard to play, balancing the power you need to get a solid grip to depress all the strings and the flexibility you need to move from one chord to the other. But there’s a neat trick we can perform with these chords to make our lives easier; just remover the bar!