These six basic guitar chords are used in hundreds and hundreds of guitar songs, in every genre you can imagine!
The six basic guitar chords you’ll learn in this lesson are: G, C, D, Em, Am, and Bm.
You might have some trouble with the Bm chord, because it is a bar chord and that requires more strength. However, Colin has given some good tips for ways to get around doing the full bar chord in this case.
These six basic guitar chords are all the chords in the key of G major. That means that if you know these songs, you’ll be able to play any song that is in the key of G!
In this lesson you’ll learn the specific fingerings that work best for these six guitar chords. As you get more comfortable with the chords, practice making your chord changes smoother with less pausing in between them. You can also experiment with picking individual strings as well.
As you’re playing these guitar chords, notice that the G, C and D go very well together, as do the Em, Am, and Bm. In fact, all six chords work well together, but those groupings work very well too.
To practice your chord changes, just start strumming and randomly pick one of the six chords, then switch to another random one. As they all work well together, you’ll hear how they sound great and it will start training your ears too!
6 Basic Guitar Chords
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Next: You might like this lesson on Simple Guitar Chords.