Lesson 9 – “Canon in D”

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  • Sherman Mui Jul 15, 2022

    In the first several measures there are a lot of 2nd frets in a row. It looks like you are barring them as it goes from 3 or 4th string up but staying on the 2nd fret. It seems somewhat useful in other parts to move less. Is this something good to practice here too?

    • Brad Bordessa Jul 15, 2022

      I’m not sure I understand the question 100%. Feel free to clarify so I can give you better direction on this.

      I am playing with a barre for much of the first few measures. However, this arrangement intentionally makes some note changes more difficult to play because of the position for the sake of the lesson. So take everything with a grain of salt.

      There are many cases where are barre can be useful when playing back-to-back notes on the same fret across different strings. But there are also situations where this will lock up your mobility. Practice it here and try it both ways when you apply it somewhere new. As always, use whatever feels the most natural.