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6th String Bar Chord to 5th String Bar Chord.

Here’s a couple of tricks you can use to breath new life into your playing.

-Here is a way of looking at the fretboard so that you can quickly change a 6th string (E formation) bar chord to a
5th string (A formation Bar Chord) which is One Octave Higher.

-Simply move any 6th string Bar Chord up the fretboard to a 5th string Bar Chord leaving a Four Fret Gap.
-Take the F Bar Chord for example:


Fig.2. Simply remember the Four Fret Gap when moving Any 6th String Bar Chord up to a 5th String Bar Chord.
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-Here is a way of looking at the fretboard so that you can quickly swap a 6th string (E formation) bar chord to the same
5th string (A formation Bar Chord). Note: No Octave Change.

-Simply move any 6th string Bar Chord down the fretboard to a 5th string Bar Chord leaving a Two Fret Gap.
-Taking the F Bar Chord for example:


Fig.3. Simply remember the Two Fret Gap when moving Any 6th String Bar Chord down to a 5th String Bar Chord.

5th String Bar Chord to 6th String Bar Chord.

**It is Important to Note**: You can change any 5th String Bar Chord to a 6th String Bar Chord simply by reversing the arrows in the
above examples. Simply remember the Four & Two Fret Gap Rule.

 *Of course there is no magic involved here. The above ideas are based on solid fretboard theory as you can see if you analyze the
notes (see Transposing). They work with any Bar Chord and will assist you in quickly switching between the Bar Chord Formations
“on the fly”. They can be used to pin the Pentatonic Scales for Lead playing (see The Pentatonic Scale relationship to Bar Chords).


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