A guide to the must-know chords you'll need when getting started with guitar! The quickest way to learn major chords, minor chords, common 7th chords, the chords in each key, and more.
20 Lessons • 2 hours 18 mins
A few quick videos to help you put chords into context!
Here's the 5 major chord shapes used in open position. Click any chord below to learn how to play it, plus some helpful tips for adding embellishment and flourish.
Here's the 3 minor chord shapes used in open position. Notice how each of these minor shapes is almost identical to its major counterpart shown above (only one of the notes is in a different position).
When getting started with guitar, barre chords can take the wind out of your sails... but there are indeed simpler ways to play them that don't require barring! In these videos I'll show you several alternative voicings you can use for the most common barre chords.
Here's the 5 most common major keys used when playing guitar. Each of these keys has a group of chords that "belong" to that key — and are often used together. Understanding these groupings can make learning songs much, much easier.
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