Guitar chords are the bread and butter of playing the guitar. If you don’t know chords, then you’re seriously limited in what you can play. As such, learning chords is the first place you should start if you want to learn to play the guitar.
For beginners, we recommend starting with 6 basic chords: G, C, D, Am, Bm, and Em. The Bm can be tricky, but you don’t have to play it as a bar chord. With these six chords at your disposal, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of popular songs in every genre that you can play.
To get started, checkout this free guitar lesson: Basic Guitar Chords.
Another excellent place to start is with power chords. A power chord isn’t technically a true chord, because you need three notes to make a chord, and power chords only have two. But even so, you can use power chords to get by in many situations, and the benefit is that they are really easy to play, and you only need to learn one fingering for all the chords!
To get started learning power chords, checkout this free guitar lesson: Power Chords For Beginners.
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- How to Use Suspended Chords
- The Bm Guitar Chord
- Why Can’t I Play Bar Chords?
- The Suspended Chord on Guitar
- Shortcut to Playing Blues Chords
- 3 Beginner Guitar Chords
- Blues Guitar Chords in E
- Chord Inversions on Guitar
- The Dominant 7th Chord in Blues & Country
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- Really Simple Guitar Chords
- 6 Basic Guitar Chords
- How To Play Guitar Chords
- How To Play Power Chords On Guitar