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How to Play an A Minor 7 Barre Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play barre chords in A Minor 7 in this guitar lesson from Howcast.

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In order to play minor 7 barre chords, we should know A minor 7, the shape, and the E minor 7 shape. Both as open chords, right, so we're gonna, the idea is we're gonna take those open chord shapes and move them around to learn all the other shapes. RIght. Ok, so how do you make E minor 7? It's just one finger. I'm taking my second finger and I'm gonna put that on the fifth string, second fret. That's it. That's E minor 7. Right. Then for A minor 7, it looks very much like A minor, but this time I'm going to put my first finger on the second string, first fret. And then my second finger on the fourth string, second fret. There's A minor 7. That's what we're going to do - we're going to use these two shapes to make all of the other barre chords for minor 7. Here's E minor 7. Alright, and I'm going to move that to the fifth fret. That's where A is. So here's A and what I have here is a minor 7 shape. SO you can see I'm just using my ring finger to play one note there. Alright, so here is A minor 7 as a barre chord. Now for the A type. So now I'm just adjusting so I can get my first finger to play the barre. And in this case I still want to make A minor 7. So all that means is I'm going to play it at the twelfth fret. That's where the guitar starts again. So here it is. Here's my barre at A, what looks like an A minor 7 shape, and it's still A minor 7.

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