Chord Switching, Barre Drills for Ukulele
The ability to place a single finger across more than one string, a “barre” is an essential technique for chords as well single notes and double stops.
Published: May 19, 2019 Updated: May 19, 2019
4 Lessons in the “Chord Switching, Barre Drills for Ukulele” Series
barre, the old English spelling vs. bar which refers to a measure of music, is used to indicate a placing of a finger across two or more strings. If covering all the strings it's called a full barre and if fewer than all the strings it’s a partial barre. It’s a classical guitar technic used for guitar, ukulele, mandolin and other fretted string instruments regardless of style. In classical guitar notation, there are music symbols for indicating both a full barre, the letter C with option Roman numerals CVII for the fret position and a partial barre using a ¢VII with a line through it like a cent sign. Pretty rare for anything other classical guitar music.
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