There's probably nothing I could teach you that's more useful for than this for removing barre chord pain…

This strategy has never not worked.

It’s got nothing to do with the fingers of your fretting hand. This works just as well on electric or acoustic guitar... whether your hands are big or small.

If you’re at the level of playing barre chords, then you’ll know that they come with some aches and pains. Some are more unpleasant than others…

But at some point you’ve got to learn how to remove that pain. (Unless you want that pain to last you your entire life? I know I don’t!)

The phrase “no pain, no gain” doesn’t apply here. Instead it’s “less pain, more gain.”

So what do you have to do?

It’s all to do with a unique part of the body that no-one thinks to check which we’ll come to in just a moment...

But first… why does this pain build up in the first place?

To play guitar you need something called “tension.” (Another way you can think about it is “pressure.”) And this tension allows you to press and hold down the strings.

... but you only need to use the right amount of tension. And anything more is simply a waste and will cause the aches and pains you feel.

So we need to learn how to remove some of the excess tension you might be using.

How do we do that?

By relaxing the shoulder.

I know… it sounds strange but it does work. When you learn how to relax the shoulder it releases some (not all) of the excess tension in your arm and hands.

This helps you to play barre chords for longer before that thumb starts cramping up… immobilising your fretting hand.

So next time you’re playing barre chords… try to relax your shoulder as you play.

And if you want more barre chords tips for FREE check this YouTube video below…

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