The Full Bar
A full bar in guitar parlance is not a crowded tavern but a valuable technique
that involves placing the left-hand first finger across all the strings. This facilitates
the playing of full chords that can be moved as a pattern around the fingerboard.
Learning this new skill is an important step, since it distinguishes the experienced
player from the novice. If done correctly, it is an easy and comfortable device;
if done wrong, it can cramp the hand and offend the ear.
In this chapter we learn to do it the right way.