Unlike the Open Chords, a barre chord has no open strings. Because of this, barre chords are movable chords. They are just as easy to play in any key.
Barre chords also have their own recognisable sound. A classic of Rock guitar playing since the 1950s, they still are foundational today.
Barre chords also let you provide simple electric guitar backing for home groups. They have a full sound that’s easy to sing to. They’re simple to learn. Simple to change between.
Skill level – Intermediate