- Mar 1, 2014
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Here’s the crazy thing about barre chords. You don’t do them much when playing in a band. You will use them but you’ll find you’ll more often play power chords and partials. The more instruments in the band the less full barre chords you need to play. It’s still a good skill to play them well.Oh cool, my thread is at the front of the forum .
Update from where I left off with this. I was either going to join another band or maybe take lessons or something due to boredom. I actually didn't do either. I decided to go back through all the songs I know and learn them note for note and in time to the best of my abilities.
I gotta say it's actually working well and I'm seeing results. A lot of these songs I taught myself when I first started playing and I didn't know the easy/correct way to play certain parts. Like not barring for certain chords and playing hammer ons incorrectly. I watered down a lot of parts originally but can play them now after revisiting them years later. Playing them in time forces me to develop speed to move between barre chords, which is something I was very average at before. It's time consuming and tedious, but it seems to be working for now. I can get through a few songs in the correct time that I wasn't able to get through 2 months ago.
I'm still open to joining a band, but it has to be the perfect situation. It's gotta be originals, my style of music, people who I can get along with, and a group that works for my schedule. That band might never exist in my area and that's okay. I'm content with being an at-home player.