Learn To Play Basic Guitar Chords With Chord Diagrams

Published on by Ashish

This set of tutorials, demonstrate the fingerings of the first basic chords that any guitarist should learn. Along with being some of the easiest basic chords to play C, A, G, E and D used in thousands of popular songs. Intended for the guitarist who is just getting started, these tutorials are a perfect first step toward playing songs. A guitar playing video can help you on your trip to learn guitar.

The pictures below will help you to place your hand on guitar and also to play on freatboard. In the below shown chord diagram 'O' represents open that means play the string without pressing it string with your finger. 'X' means you need not to play that string at all. The numbers in the big black dots represents the number of finger to use. That means 1 is for 1st finger (pointer), 2 for 2nd (middle finger) and 3 for 3rd (ring finger). Further by the pictures you will leran how to place your fingers and hand on the freatboard. After few hours or few days practice you will fluently play the basic chords.

Reading A Chord Diagram
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Most guitars have many hand-made parts, no matter what the price range. So, quality can vary between guitars of the same model. Once you decide on a particular model, be sure to inspect each guitar of that model in the store and choose the best one.

Chord C:

Chord A:

Chord G:

Chord E:

Chord D:

Practice fingerpicking. Look up some fingerpicking patterns online, or, for bonus points, try to figure out the patterns of some of your favorite guitar songs.

Depending on written or video tutorials without the help of lessons from an experienced teacher could lead to bad habits that are difficult to reverse. If you are serious about learning to play guitar, don't skimp on lessons.

In the forthcoming post we will learn some major chords and minor chords.

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Nikhita 04/22/2009 07:54

Hey this will make easy to learn music.

Ashish 04/23/2009 07:21

Thank you very much for your acknowledgement.