This classical guitar lesson hinge barres is brought to you by Strings By Mail (thanks!) and the excellent Gohar Vardanyan. Hinge bars are very important once you reach the mid-intermediate level as they can get you out of tricky chord changes and make sure you get a smooth legato sound. It’s a bit of a funny technique so if you’re a beginner I recommend you wait until your hand position and normal barre technique is solid. Check out our free lesson archive page for more video lessons and more. If you’re looking for a technique book you can check out my review of classical guitar technique and exercise books.