Welcome to "(RE)Start your Barre". A highly effective online course dedicated to the Barre technique on the classical guitar. In this context I will try my best to show you how I approach this technique with my students. By doing so I hope that I can help you lay a good foundation for your Barre.
The Barre is one of the most challenging left-hand Techniques on the classical guitar.
Many guitarists out there hate the Barre and try to avoid it because it often produces muted notes on certain strings.
The natural reaction to this is to apply more pressure onto the guitar's neck. In most cases this doesn't help at all. This leads to frustration, fatigue and pain.
The good news is that we don't need more pressure for our Barre. What we need is “targeted pressure”.
We don't need to increase the amount of pressure exerted on the string. We just have to use it in a way that is more efficient.