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Best Way To Learn Guitar Chords
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Best Way to Learn Guitar Chords

Been struggling to to get a grasp with guitar chords eh? And the worst part is that everybody makes it look so easy! Well today you've come to the right place, because I'm going to teach you the absolute best way to learn guitar chords there is! And all in just Five Simple Steps.

1. First of all the most important thing is to learn how to read a chord diagram. This is actually a very simple picture of the fretboard and it has spots on where exactly you need to put your fingers. Generally speaking the fingers will be placed in order from the index until the pinky, with the index finger being the closest to the neck of the guitar. Very often the diagram will have numbers relating to each finger.

2. O.K. once you've got the idea of how the diagram works, it is then best to learn the three most common chords which are used in very many rock and pop songs. These are very basic chords and not at all hard to learn. They are: G, C, and D. They are all Major chords. The famous rock songs like "Twist and Shout" and "La Bamba" both use these chords in progression. Once you know how to play these chords it makes it a whole lot more interesting because you are actually playing real songs.

3. Then of course you have to go with the beat and strum these chords as you hear them. I recommend for this listening to a song and playing along. This way the chords are heard in the song along with the rhythm which is easy to pick up using this method.

4. Don't forget to be relaxed and let your strumming hand move naturally with the rhythm. The hand which is forming the chords should be held a little tighter but not so tight that it's difficult to move between each chord. Actually the best way is to visualize the next chord before you place your fingers on it and then get into the habit of changing chords without looking with the eyes, only feeling.

5. It is very likely that your fingers on the fretting hand, will become very sore in the beginning, but don't despair! After a few days of practicing an extra layer of skin builds up on the tips of the fingers and then when you press down you don't feel any pain anymore, as this layer of skin protects your fingers.

Once you've got these tips under control, it is very easy to continue learning, just try to learn a new chord every few days and memorize them by playing and combining different chords together. There are several online websites which can help you progress at whatever pace you are comfortable with. So kick back and have fun! In no time at all you'll be playing like the pros!


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You make learning how to play a guitar easy to understand.

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  about 6 years ago

Hi Sharon, actually it really isn't that difficult. As long as you practice everyday you can pick it up really easily.

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  about 6 years ago
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