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BARNES

METHOD
Guitar with songwriting

Written by Dr Perry
Barnes
How to suddenly Enjoy Guitar,
learn lots and find yourself
playing songs perfectly
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author of the world famous barnes method english
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100,000+ readers
translated to 5 languages

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[u][b]~Matticus~[/b][/u] says:
Dude, I think I love you
[u][b]~Matticus~[/b][/u] says:
This system is perfect, I had no idea it existed
you're writing a book?
[u][b]~Matticus~[/b][/u] says:
wow awesome, i'd love to read it

Ash says:
I only know a guitarist from London.. He is is amazing .. but he ignored
me today.. I was waiting for him

li@.oliver says: Que lindo vc me fez cHorar de verdade...

soundclick charts: Number 3 for Latin songs: Traditional Musing

Mahmuda Razzaque: the blue guitar took me 7 yrs back this evening

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PERFEITA A CANÇÃO lia said (Yestoday at 17:01): MUITO BOM (sobre Novos Amigos)

Number 1 Charts Position Cantores do Mundo


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number-1.html

kelma says: my friends said your voice is beautiful achou sua voz bonita =

Pery Andrezza, Lia lets all write a poem together Lia Andrezza, Pery hahhaah a flash poem Lia Andrezza,
Pery Paulo Leminsk!!! Lia Andrezza, Pery i mean he is like u because u have this idea of writing as a
flash

kelma posted a note on Pery's profile "hello artist!!! i believe in love!!!

Had you ever instantly know that you'd be totally fascinated by something you were reading. I’m saying,
maybe as you continued to read it, and notice the form of the letters, the shadow of the ink, and the white of
the page, it permitted you to GO INSIDE, and remember a time when learning was easier and more fun.

Which people is this book for?


This book is for people who want to create a positive, healthy relationship with their guitar skills, & increase
their levels of knowledge & intelligence. No matter what your guitar situation, whether you're starting to
learn or have excellent abilities already, I personally guarantee you'll learn new ways of thinking from this
book which will improve your language situation and, more importantly, improve how you feel about this.
Only read this book if you want to transform your relationship with your guitar forever!

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What changes the life of all my past students is the
massive action they take to apply what I teach them. Those who
use the strategies that I share are the ones who
create exceptional success beyond their wildest imaginations.
Adam Khoo

Since the human mind first wakened from slumber, and


was allowed to give itself free rein, it has never ceased
to feel the profoundly mysterious nature of time-
consciousness, of the progression of the world in
time,-of Becoming.
HERMANN WEYL

So, here it is. The highly awaited, forever requested “Barnes Method
Guitar”
Contained inside are many of the best, most consistently
successful techniques as compiled by the industry leaders in
guitar teaching and ideology + many Barnes specific techniques he
invented and created

http://www.guitartips.com.au/subpages/how-to-hold-guitar-chords.htm

i played 2 years ago and learned 10 songs in 3 months


27/02/2009 16:17:27 Luis Dew then i stopped
27/02/2009 16:17:36 Luis Dew now i'm writing/learning songs at the same time
27/02/2009 16:17:47 Luis Dew it becomes quite easy
27/02/2009 16:17:53 Luis Dew because every song uses
27/02/2009 16:17:56 Luis Dew the chords
27/02/2009 16:18:04 Luis Dew C D G F E A
27/02/2009 16:18:12 Luis Dew when you learn these chords
27/02/2009 16:18:19 Luis Dew you can play almost every song

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Dew: you need strong fingers
27/02/2009 16:24:22 Luis Dew your hand become very strong this 7 days
27/02/2009 16:24:37 Luis Dew practise to become stronger

i hear song on the radio


27/02/2009 16:15:24 Luis Dew then i go
27/02/2009 16:15:27 Luis Dew to
27/02/2009 16:15:36 Luis Dew www.ultimate-guitar.com
27/02/2009 16:15:46 Luis Dew and play with it
27/02/2009 16:16:10 Luis Dew my neighbour was/is amazing with guitar
27/02/2009 16:16:16 Luis Dew and he plays all day every day
27/02/2009 16:16:24 Luis Dew so when i started i did the same thing

i noticed cos i'm playing radio song now


7 chords all use 3 fingers
and in the same place on guitar
I have had 3 guitar teaches and they suggest to move the fingers around the guitar to become more flexible.
I compare that to people who said learning latin helps you learn other languages.
Well why learn a dead language
Learn the common chords which you will always use and practise moving your fingers between these.
Common chords: E, G, D, F, C, A
when you advance more then learning scales will give you the finger movements you need

never try
only do

today learn 1 chord


tomorrow learn 3 chords
then learn a simple song
OASIS songs are good to learn

Guitar Skills

the amazing guitar players you see on you tube and said that's in possible, well they learn 50 different skills
during 5 years and now they mix them all together. It look skillful and makes your wow, because it is... and
you can Learn it. currently as i'm writing this I
believe its going to be easy to become a guitar master, because every guitar master (wow player) has 1 extra
trick for me to Learn. The guy I see today taps the bottom of his guitar and gets a nice drum sound, so now
i'm doing it. The amazing spanish guitarist strums the strings with her thumb, then her stronger finger twice
then hits the guitar on the neck. With 10 to 30 minutes practise this is possible, its just a new movement, the

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muscles must become familiar with the movement. So here is a list of various guitar skills which you can
learn in any sequence just make certain to practise them...

string bends: whilst pushing the string hard play it and move it up
still pushing it against the guitar, do the same thing rapidly up and
down for vibrato

string slides: play the note then slide your finger up or down
the guitar

use guitar as a drum: watch some videos, don adler is good

hammer On/tapping: play a note then tap a second string whilst still
holding the 1st note

Luis says:
guitar teachers were so rigid
well
my previous teacher was quite soulful
but they tell people to move their wrist in an exact motion
and to play music structures
none of that stuff is relevant for writing a song
or learning someone else's song
only write poems and songs with this one says:
I guess you have to have very quick fingers
Luis says:
huh
i'm gonna teach guitar
its next on my list
of dreams
only write poems and songs with this one says:
great
Luis says:
i'm thinking to make it an all in one
learn 2 or 3 songs immediately

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because some are easy to do this
the guitar teachers not show the students though
"make sure you wrist is 45 degrees, practise for 2 days
hahahaahhah"
where's the fucking passion
sorry
then i show them to write a song
then how to sing better
only write poems and songs with this one says:
you'll be a good teacher
Luis says:
then how to upload song
thanks lady
can you imagine a sex teacher like those guitar teachers
"insert the penis at 45 degrees, practise a horizontal movement
for 20 minutes"
(PS: I found a fantastic teacher after I wrote this who moved me
to a new level where now I am the guitar expert advising others
I meet)

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tools to help you learn and improve guitar

chords program which shows you exactly how to play every chord
G3C:
http://www.bincsoft.com/?page=g3c

the best collection of english language songs with the chords or tabs:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

the best collection of portuguese language chords (also for 5 other instruments):
http://www.cifras.com.br/

digital guitar tuner program (uses your microphone)


http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/DGT/download/

Songwriting and Producing

How I wrote Jesus After a Makeover (find it later in the book):

I decided to write something happy, so I wrote a poem with the theme of starting to feel good and doing
things which make you happy.
Then I choose the 2 happiest chords for me (G and E) I play them in a rhythm I like then add the lyrics.
I change lyrics to fit the rhythm of the song then make a chorus.
I learn the chord D7 from david bowie's song space oddity and love the way it changed the mood of the
song.
So I put A (I play this for a long time) and D7 together and repeat it to fit the title of the song.
Then I feel like saying something cool and american so this becomes the next line for 2 parts of the song.
When you write your songs.....

how I wrote Ash with Harmonica:

written with an a girl who was convinced she couldn't write a poem, so i wrote the words to
rhyme with what she said "i really don't know" > i wrote "how to make this flow" > then i
completed it, the legendary bill hicks said " don't you see" and i this phrase i Love

then I choose D my favourite chord, dm from if you tolerate this you children will be next
the manics song, gm from spread your wings (the most emotional chord in the song) and
then back to D, it felt good to hit the strings between the 4 chords, so follow your feelings in
songwriting

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to help you play the songs, some guitar chords:
the image is from this website:
http://www.guitarchordsmagic.com/basic-guitar-chords/basic-
guitar-chords.html

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Copyright © 2009 just the image Guitar Chords Magic

essential chords: C, F, D, E, G, A, Am, Bm


useful aditional chords: A7, Gm, Em, Dm
similar shapes: Bm:F:C, Am:E, A:Bb,

these are for english/american songs and some spanish music (brazilian
music seems to use different chords and tuning, you can still play
brazil music with the essential chords)

Remember you can play most of the 4 finger chords with only 3 fingers
and it sounds 90% the same, this can be useful for all guitar players

if a song asks for Em7 you can play Em and it sounds 80% the same, play
the song with the standard Em then if it sounds good continue, if it
doesn't sound right then learn the new chord
examples: Bb = Bm, C7 = C, A7 = A, G7 = G, D/F = D,
G/A = G,

usually the major and minor chords sound different


G (major) and Gm sound quite different

for next class: what would you love to be able to play?

another way of writing chords:

Bm 000432
F 133211
Em7 010000
A7 002223
Dm 000231
?~ 000211

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Bb 113331
C7 032310
C 032010
G7 320001
? 30x333

children of the revolution (t-rex)

Yeah
E
Well you can bump and grind
E
It is good for your mind
E
Well you can twist and shout let it all hang out
G C AM
But you won't fool the children of the revolution
G C AM
No you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no
E
Well you can tear a plane in the falling rain
E
I drive a rolls royce 'cos it's good for my voice
G C AM
But you won't fool the children of the revolution
G C AM
No you won't fool the children of the revolution, no no no - yeah!

G C AM
But you won't fool the children of the revolution
AM G C AM
No you won't fool the children of the revolution
AM G C AM
No you won't fool the children of the revolution
AM G C AM
No you won't fool the children of the revolution

feeling oblivion

G C Bm D

G C Bm
Cubscouts are screaming, Needing icecream and all the pleasures
D G C Bm
of June. I'm in a parked car flowers seem friendly and people in
D G C
hallways feel walls. Now it is night time, maybe we're cruising
Bm D G C Bm
avoiding the anti cruise. oh i don't really know where we are.
D Am C Bm
If things get real promise to take me somewhere else_______
D Am C Bm D
By the time fear takes me over will we still be roll____ing

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G C Bm D (back to verse riff)
and feeling oblivion
G C Bm D G C Bm D
So don't leave me here on my own

Love me tender

Intro- Strum D

Verse 1
D E7
Love me tender, love me sweet
A7 D
Never let me go
E7
You have made my life complete
A7 D
And i love you so

Chorus
F#7/C Bm D7
Love me tender, love me true
G Gm6 D
All my dreams fulfilled
B7 E7
For my darling i love you
A7 D
And i always do

Verse 2
D E7
Love me tender, love me long
A7 D
Take me to your heart
E7
For its there that I belong
A7 D
And will never part

(Chorus)

Verse 3
D E7
Love me tender love me dear
A7 D
Tell me you are mine
E7
I'll be yours through all the years
A7 D
Till the end of time

(Chorus)

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SMILE (David Gilmour 2006)

Am* Cmaj7
|--0------0------------|
|--1------0------------|
|--2------0------------|
|--0------2------------|
|--3------3------------|
|----------------------|
(intro) (Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) 2x

Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7


Would this do/ to make it all right
Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7
While sleep has taken you /where I'm out of sight

Dm Em
I'll make my getaway
F G
Time on my own
Dm Em
Search for a better way
F G Am*-------
To find my way home to your smile

(Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) 2x

Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7


Wishing days and days/ on this fight
Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7
Always down, and up/ half the night
Dm Em F G
Hopeless to reminisce /through the dark hours
Dm Em F G
We'll only sacrifice what time will allow us

(Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) 2x (F


F G)
You're sighing...sighing
(Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) (F
F G)
(Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) 2x

Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7


All alone/ though you're right here

Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7


Now it's time to go/ from your sad stare

Dm Em
Make my getaway
Dm G
Time on my own
Dm Em
Leaving's a better way
Dm G Am*--------
To find my way home to your smile

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(Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) 4x (Dm
F G) 2x
(Am* Cmaj7 Am* Cmaj7) (Am* Cmaj7 Am* Am*------)

Ash

i really dont know D


how to make this flow Dm
you will tease me Gm
or appease me D

will you please me D


someone needs me Dm
swim the sea of Gm
sounds like supper D

since i met her


i feel better
sharing time and rhyme
ooooo, its sublime

chime the clocks,


rocks my boat
keep my notes
I hope you vote for me

as something to be A7
dont u see D
x2
slower 2nd time

jesus after a makeover


GG>E>G
D7 > A

G > Make me pretty


G > the best in the city
E > soft Like my kitty
G > Make me fit

Give me a lift
make me Feel kissed
my favourite dance and drink
with some twist

rock and stroll,


amuse me
2's me
who'll do the deed
<r>
i want to look Like jesus after a makeover

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A > D7 > A > D7
“i aint religious, I just wanna look good”
G
</r>
sing the 3 verses again with more attitude
say after the chorus “Tonight, i'll be the princess”
play the G fast for this finale section

songbird (oasis)

...three, four
Talkin to the songbird yesterday
Flew me to a place not far away
She's a little pilot in my mind
Singing songs of love to pass the time
Gonna write a song so she can see
Give her all the love she gives to me
Talk of better days that have yet to come
Never felt this love from anyone

She's not anyone


She's not anyone
She's not anyone

A man can never dream these kind of things


Especially when she came and spread her wings
Whisper in my ear the things I'd like
Then she flew away into the night
Gonna write a song so she can see
Give her all the love she gives to me
Talk of better days that have yet to come
Never felt this love from anyone

She's not anyone


She's not anyone
She's not anyone

(write the chords for this song as an exercise)

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The American Seam

The chords for this song are C and F


they are played in a regular strum,
playing individually and
playing down to up with a slow strum
for the speaking part

C I forsee F the american dream


C but all is not F as it leans
flock towards me in puddles and streams
for the opportunities of bootleg jeans
the rational writhed and screamed
for the mass of fabricated dreams
people's and person's actual needs
like their souls and mouths to feed

Chorus:Refrao
consumerism personifies the weed
but was not born from a seed
merely created

I was born a british


and therefore do not possess the fetish
needed to acquire the english (Chorus)
everybody pray to the west
put the burdens off your chest
whether you make your own path is the test
my empathy and sympathy is not enough to save you
you encourage yourself and around this they build the zoo

Chorus:Refrao
consumerism personifies the weed
but was not born from a seed
merely created

i've been a part of it to


the system I have broke on through
i'm not quite on the other side
I needed to develop reliable ties
on which I could rely
then the limits would be defined by the sky
and of course buy my mind

C > F (play from down to up dragging your finger)


happiness is your own
find it according to your own rules
enlightenment and entitlement are not the same thing
discuss

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Strums

flamenco triplet: middle finger down strum, then up strum then thumb down strum
one continous flowing movement

golpe strum: hit and strum in one movement (twist your wrist up ready for the next thing),
thumb strum up, index finger up > down > up strum on the high sounding strings

5:8 strum: thumb down then up, middle finger down, thumb up, golpe > middle finger strum
down, up then down

rumba double golpe: golpe (keep hand there) strum up with hand, then middle finger down
then thumb up
optional: combine with rasquedos

thumb slide strum: move thumb rapidly up and down (within the string area) and skim the
strings to get a spacey kinder effect

rasquedos: hold 3 fingers in a flicking position, flick them indivually with a strong
movement,
optional: can combine with most strums

harp strum up: glide finger up the strings

play 3 bass strings individually and flick 3 high strings in between

bossa nova: flick bass strings with your thumb and play the high strings with your index
finger

percussion: around the base of the drum are places you can hit for drum sections

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2nd part of mastery

Gary Moore: Parisienne Walkways

many songs have picking sections, maybe for 10 seconds of a song, sometimes as a 1 minute guitar solo
so its a good investment to learn 1 complete song in this style
E--12--10----------------------12--10--
B----------13--12--10------------------
G----------------------12--10----------
D--------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------

E--10--8--7----------------10--8-------
B------------10--8---------------------
G-------------------10--9--------------
D--------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------

E--8--7-------------------8--7---------
B--------10--8-------------------------
G---------------10--9--7---------------
D--------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------

E--7-----------------------------------
B-----10--9--7-------------------------
G---------------10--9--7---------------
D-------------------------10-----------
A--------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------

turin brakes: feeling oblivion > great picking intro


queen: spread your wings > beautiful pattern in the middle of the song

www.ultimate-guitar.com > to find songs

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Vocal Training

this is my nose, this is my mouth, this is my throat, this is my chest, this is my stomach

say and sing each vowel from your mouth, throat and chest
keep jaw still when saying vowels

stretch vowels and sofen consonants


my voice is getting better and better now

myyyy vooooiiiice iiiis geeeetiiing beeeeteeer aaaand beeeeteeeer noooow

hum the melody from a song using only your lips

holding notes >

sing each note from the guitar in a deep voice, a standard voice and a high voice

do deep breathing, in through your nose out through your mouth (5 times)
>hold each note for as long as possible

sing all of a song including all the instuments, imiatate the instuments as exact as possible
>use your new techniques to help you

"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange


these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But
if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these
ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
George Bernard Shaw

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