Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin & Dulcimer Simplified for Everyone
The GUITAR BARRE® Method
Revolutionary new method No fingerings No tedious hours of practicing
Simple to use 'barre chorder' Play most chords and songs after one easy lesson
Attractive fret board chord labels - nothing to memorize
Immediate success for all ages No note reading Easy electronic tuning
Perfect for every living room, classroom, recreation room
Legitimate instruction method used by many music educators
Perfect for teaching large groups, schools, churches, camps, rec. centers, seniors, etc.
For all guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles
PLAY ALL MAJOR/MINOR CHORDS EASILY/INSTANTLY
(no fingerings) on any GUITAR, BANJO, MANDOLIN or UKULELE
Book - A NEW and EASY BEGINNING GUITAR METHOD for EVERYONE
For easy DULCIMER CHORDING,
please visit our Dulcimer Simplified page.
DVD - the GUITAR BARRE® METHOD VIDEO
"the beginning learning method of the future"
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There are lots of internet site claims about GUITAR MADE EASY. Only the GUITAR BARRE®
METHOD, utilizing traditional methods ("open tunings" and "barre chords"), makes chording ALL fretted instruments really EASY. Nothing else can guarantee you'll be playing ALL MAJOR and MINOR CHORDS within 15 minutes. You will absolutely love this EASY METHOD. The GUITAR BARRE®
chording device, our METHOD BOOKS and companion DVD's have been produced to ensure that ALL BEGINNERS (and experienced players) will SUCCEED.
The GUITAR BARRE®
METHOD works with ALL standard sheet music with chord notation and on ALL fretted instruments (guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, etc., utilizing the strings provided - right or left handed). Just the tunings are different – everything else is the same.
ALL the pros use a form of this method wherein they "barre chords" with their finger or a “slide”. The GUITAR BARRE®
makes playing "barre chords" much easier and better sounding. You can play along with anyone who is using the “standard tuning” and who is fingering chords. You can play in ALL KEYS, and without having to use a "slide" or a "capo" (other "tools" commonly used by the pros to make playing easier). For Dulcimer players, check out our DULCIMER BARRE and BOOK.
A revolutionary, totally new, no fingerings method guaranteeing immediate success for beginners. Using the GUITAR BARRE®, an easy to use 'soft barre' chording device (a hybrid of the 'capo' and 'slide' used by most guitarists), along with a simple METHOD BOOK and play-along DVD, you will be able to play all major and minor chords after just one lesson! Perfect for anyone who wants to play most songs just for the fun of it, with little practicing. (95% of those who want to play never do with fingerings - EVERYONE SUCCEEDS with the GUITAR BARRE® METHOD.)
Here is how one parent/kindergarten teacher described the GUITAR BARRE® METHOD, "This is the greatest thing musically that has ever happened to me. I always wanted to play the guitar, but all those chord fingerings were just too difficult. After one lesson I was playing my daughter a bedtime lullaby. Even more astounding, I was using the guitar to play simple songs with my kindergarten students, sometimes changing the words to familiar melodies to teach a variety of subjects. I even learned a new tuning for very small guitars so the children could actually accompany any song we were singing on their small guitars in perfect harmony. I whole-heartedly recommend this method to everyone. It really works! It is even easier than tuning/playing the autoharp."
Although hard to believe, it is all true. This is totally unlike any other guitar method being used. Children (age 6/7 +), teens, early childhood and elementary school teachers, parents, seniors and many others are all chording their favorite songs after just one easy lesson. They are picking up the guitar and playing whenever they please, alone and with families and friends, in living rooms, classrooms and churches, and relishing the gift of making their own music.
In the words of one prestigious music educator from Texas who operates her own music studio and conducts music workshops all over the country, "The GUITAR BARRE® METHOD is for everyone who ever wanted to play the guitar. It will become the beginning guitar teaching method of the future! The short and easy-to-use METHOD BOOK and play-along DVD really has beginners successfully playing the guitar within an hour. With this method you can play all major and minor chords, any song in any key. Unlike other shortcut guitar methods with severe limitations, this is a totally legitimate method that will have you playing for the rest of your life. And if one chooses to go on and try traditional fingering methods, starting with the GUITAR BARRE® will help you to succeed."
Instead of difficult and uncomfortable chord fingerings, beginners experience immediate success playing chords with the GUITAR BARRE®. Developed by a guitar instructor/music therapist who was frustrated by the high failure rate associated with starting beginners out using traditional fingering methods,
the GUITAR BARRE® is a no fingerings alternative that works for everyone.
The GUITAR BARRE®
PLAYING CHORDS COULDN'T BE SIMPLER
This new method is extremely simple. It uses an 'open tuning' strategy (strings tuned to a C chord) like that used by many guitarists and teaches beginners how to tune their instrument electronically (tune by sight, not by ear - now really easy for everyone to tune their instrument). Labels placed along the fret board of the guitar guide beginners to the correct 'barreing' position to play any chord. The GUITAR BARRE® is pushed down against all of the strings at the label corresponding to the chord in the music, and instantly you are playing a song.
Playing a chord with the GUITAR BARRE®
For example, in the song AMAZING GRACE , there are three chords: C, F and G. Chords are simple to read and are on all guitar music (they're the letters above the music) . You do not have to read notes.
The beginning C chord is played 'open', simply by strumming across the strings. Your chording hand is not even touching the guitar.
The F chord is played by pushing the GUITAR BARRE® down against all of the strings at the F labeled fret, and then strumming across the strings with your other hand.
The G chord is played by pushing the GUITAR BARRE® down at the G labeled fret. It couldn't be much easier.
'Barreing' the F chord
'Barreing' the G chord
You can play most songs in a similar fashion, with little practicing. Even if a song has unusual chords like maj7ths, sus, dim, aug, and m7, the labeling system has been designed to automatically enable you to play the harmonically substitutable major or minor chord and the song will come out sounding fine.
Additionally, each GUITAR BARRE comes with two interchangeable bars for making contact with the strings (instead of your finger). The Soft Bar gives the traditional fingered barre chord sound, while the easily interchangeable Hard Bar enables one to easily play "slide" guitar. In effect, you are getting two "tools" in one, enabling you to use the GUITAR BARRE in lieu of a "bottle neck slide".
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
The GUITAR BARRE ®, along with a simply written BEGINNERS METHOD BOOK (labels included) and play-along Level I DVD, will get you started playing all major chords and also covers how to tune your instrument easily (tuning is now a snap, with inexpensive electronic tuners). A new way for beginners to deal with playing minor chords is also covered. We guarantee you'll be playing your favorite songs within an hour! No music reading or playing background is necessary. This method works on all guitars (acoustic and electric) and on all banjos, mandolins and ukuleles as well, and for both right and left handed players. There is even a section on a new way for children as young as 3 to play the guitar in an "open strumming" mode, where they can accompany any song without having to change chords. And the Guitar Barre is perfect for anyone with a disabling hand or finger injury.
The GUITAR BARRE®
Level I DVD
An optional follow-up INTERMEDIATE LEVEL II METHOD BOOK and play-along LEVEL II DVD will teach you how to 'barre' all minor and 7th chords utilizing a revolutionary new 'modified open G tuning'. The book and DVD also cover how to play melodies, play 'slide style' using the interchangeable 'hard bar', transpose music (change key), and much more.
Method Book II
Level II DVD
The complete LEVEL 1 BEGINNER'S PACKAGE, including the GUITAR BARRE ($15), METHOD BOOK ($10) and play-along DVD ($20) is $40. (This is a savings of $5 over ordering these items individually.)
The INTERMEDIATE LEVEL II METHOD BOOK and play-along LEVEL II DVD are $10 and $20 respectively ($25 if ordered together - a savings of $5).
Note: Shipping and handling charges for the U.S. and Canada are generally about 15% of the value of the order. We ship everywhere in the world. Shipping and handling charges may be slightly higher on international orders, but are very reasonable. Ask for a quote shipping to international locations. We now have an EU distributor, based in the United Kingdom, so shipping costs to EU destinations are around just 20%.
All orders are shipped via US Postal Service (most by Priority Mail) within two days after receipt of payment. If you are not completely satisfied, return within 30 days for a full refund (less shipping).
Quanity discounts are available to schools, music stores, music studios, churches, recreation centers and others who qualify.
Purchase Orders from schools, churches, etc. are perfectly acceptable.
TO ORDER YOU HAVE THREE OPTIONS:
1. Pay by check or money order:
- Go to the Order Form and print it out.
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- Send the order form along with your check or money order to:
Seven Arrows Music
45 Saragossa St.
St. Augustine, Fl 32084
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WEST MUSIC, www.westmusic.com
, the largest distributor of musical instruments and accessories to music educators and music therapists in the US, has offered the GUITAR BARRE®
for sale for years and continues to distribute our products worldwide. You may purchase the GUITAR BARRE®
, Method Books and DVDs through them if you prefer, although our prices are slightly less.
A List of Professionals that have Used
Open Tuning and Barre Chords
For lack of a better place to insert this, here is a very partial listing of some of the many professionals who have used "open tunings" (strings tuned to a chord) and "barre chords" (this list would include ALL "Bottle Neck Slide, Lap Steel, Hawaiian Slack, and Dobro" players):
BOB DYLAN, JONI MITCHELL, DAVID CROSBY, NEIL YOUNG, LEO KOETKI, ALEX DeGRASSI, STEVIE RAY VAUGHN, RICHIE HAVENS, RICH ROBINSON, BONNIE RAITT, KEITH RICHARDS, ERIC CLAPTON, JIMI HENDRIX, ELVIS PRESLEY, CHRIS WHITLEY, DOLLY PARDON, ROY ROGERS, DUANE ALLMANN, EDY van HALEN, STANLEY JORDAN, ALBERT KING, RY COODER, GEORGE THOROGOOD, GEORGE van EPS, SON VOLT, ALBERT COLLINS, TONY FURTADO, MICHAEL MESSER, DIAMOND DARRELL, ROBERT JONSON, MUDDY WATERS, BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON, ELMORE JAMES, MIKIE COOPER, JOHNNY WINTER, LOWELL GEORGE, SONNY LANDRETH, JIMMY PAGE, DEVIN TOWNSEND, MICHAEL HEDGES, MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT, JIMMY ROGERS, ETC., ETC., ETC..............