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Guitar for Songwriters by Leo Cavanagh

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7Bar Chords Part II: Putting Them Together

BAR CHORDS GIVE YOU THREE FORMS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR ANY MAJOR, MINOR, OR SEVENTH CHORD. Now it’s time to put them together. You can use them to play in more difficult keys or to transpose to a different key. You can find fingerings that make previously awkward chord changes much easier. This chapter is intended to help you put bar chords to work for you.

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Bar Chord Diagrams, All Forms

Below are the major, minor, and seventh chords in all three forms.

Form 1

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Form 2

Form 3

Using Bar Chords to Transpose

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