Learn How to Play Basic Beginner Guitar Chords With Our Free Easy Guitar Chords Lessons
Our easy beginner guitar chords lessons teach you how to play guitar chords that you will use to play 1000s of songs. These basic guitar chords are the foundation of an extensive system so it's crucial that they be mastered. BUT I don't expect you to learn them all at once and it's not necessary to learn them all before you start to play REAL songs.
How to Play Guitar Chords Using Easy Guitar Guy's Chord Diagrams
At the top of each chord's page you will see a box or grid that represents the strings and the frets on the fingerboard with the name of the beginner guitar chord in red letter(s). The six vertical lines represent the 6 strings of the guitar and the horizontal lines are the fret wires. Look to the right of the diagram to see which frets you're working in.
The point of the numbered, red guitar pick graphics
shows the number of the string that where the player must put each of his or her fingers.
A string with NO guitar pick graphic should be played open or unfretted.
The red "X" tells you that string should not be played when making the chord and a guitar pick graphic without a number indicates an optional note.
You also should memorize the "name" of each string.
- first (1st) string is "E"
- second (2nd) string is "B"
- third (3rd) string is "G"
- fourth (4th) string is "D"
- fifth (5th) string is "A"
- sixth (6th) string is "E"
When we master these beginner guitar chords we can then move on to playing guitar chord progressions
and more advanced chords.
Since we want to start playing songs as soon as possible, let's start with three relatively easy chords that form a chord progression (more on them later)
in the Key of A.
If you are interested in learning how to play chords on the guitar starting with the VERY EASIEST, start with the three E chords:
- E major - E
- E seventh - E7
E minor - Em
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and please tell your friends that are just starting to learn that we have ALL
the beginner guitar chords
ready for them in one place.