Can power chords replace barre chords

change from open chords to F chord

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It's just real and nothing more than pure exercise - needs energy (I consciously don't say "strength" now, you shouldn't need that) and it doesn't go without time. Practice, slowly, even more slowly, every now and then, but not so long that you get frustrated.

But wherever you play the electric guitar - in a band you need damn chords with all six strings sounding. So you could probably cheat, because this is actually an F major ...

Ex
B-10
G-10
D-10
A-x
Ex

But that brings completely different difficulties (gymnastics on high frets), targeting or dampening ...

Therefore: The "F major barrée" (actually the E major form with the index finger as a bridge behind it) simply MUST be understood - you need it again and again.

In order to get the "form" on itself, it can sometimes help to play the whole part not on the first fret, but on the 5th fret, for example

E-5
B-5
G-6
D-7
A-7
E-5

This is then an A major chord. This grip is sometimes easier to handle "up" than "down" because the strings are easier to press down (assuming the guitar is properly adjusted) and the distances between the frets are smaller.

But I repeat myself: practice, practice, practice ...