Two More Guitar Chords
If you are a complete beginner this will be an exciting lesson for you because you are going to learn two more of the chords that you will need to know in order to play the song at the end of this series. Those two chords are G major and D major. Both of these chords are “open” chords. Open chords simply refer to chords that are played mostly on the first three frets of the guitar and have at least one open string ringing out when the chord is strummed.
Go through both the G and D chords slowly and memorize the shape as best as you can. It may take a while for your hands to remember the chord shapes but if you practice regularly you will eventually have them down cold. Your fingers might not have enough strength to make great sounding chords right away but practice and repetition will pay off in the end. Your fingers will probably get pretty sore after a few days of playing but if you are faithful to your practice the pain will eventually go away.
Make sure to remember everything you have learned in the right and left hand guitar technique lessons. You will see the G major and D major chords. Remember to curve your fingers around and come down on the very tips of them. If you don’t come down on the very tips of your fingers they might mute the neighboring strings and make your chords sound buzzy and ugly. Try your best to make these guitar chords as clean and smooth sounding as possible.
In the next lesson you will have a chance to learn how to play your first song on guitar. If you have any questions you can just leave them here and I’ll get back to you.