Guitar Chords

Play 10 Songs With 4 Chords

Play 10 Songs With 4 Chords One of the best things about the guitar is that you can learn just a few chords and you will be able to play many of the best songs ever written. In this guitar lesson for beginners, I’m going to teach you how you can use four common guitar…   Read More » 

How To Read Chord Diagrams

Learn How To Read Chord Diagrams For The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how to read chord diagrams. Chord diagrams are graphics that tell you where to put your fingers on the fretboard in order to make a specific chord. Often you will see chord diagrams at the top of…   Read More » 

Major Guitar Scale

Learn How To Play The Major Scale on the Guitar! In this guitar lesson we will be learning how the major scale is made. This is very important because all of the chords, scales, and arpeggios that you will be learning in the future require a good understanding of how the major scale works. Once…   Read More » 

8 Guitar Chords You Must Know

Learn the 8 Guitar Chords You Must Know In this beginner guitar lesson I’m going to teach you 8 guitar chords that you must know. If you already know all of these chords that’s great, but you will probably want to stick around because I’m going to be giving some tips on making your chords…   Read More » 

Essential Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Essential Chords On The Guitar! This is an exciting lesson because you are going to be learning seven essential guitar chords that will enable you to play a ton of different songs. These chords are found in all styles of music, so no matter what you are in to you will…   Read More » 

Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns

Learn To Play Basic Guitar Strumming Patterns In this guitar lesson we are going to cover some basic guitar strumming patterns. Strumming patterns are something that most beginners struggle with until they have learned a few. Once they get a few in their head, a light bulb usually comes on and they can begin to…   Read More » 

Power Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Power Guitar Chords! This is an exciting lesson because we are going to be learning power chords. Power chords can be one of the guitarists best friends. They are used a lot in all kinds of rock, pop, metal, and country music. First, we will learn how power chords are made…   Read More » 

How To Play Bar Chords

Learn To Play Bar Chords on Guitar! Bar Chords! This is a topic that beginners fear and experienced players can’t do without. If you are a beginner you might be intimidated by bar chords because they require a lot of strength in your left hand. Don’t worry, we will get you up to speed. First,…   Read More » 

How Guitar Chords Are Made

Learn How Guitar Chords Are Made In This Guitar Lesson! In this guitar lesson I am going to show you how guitar chords in a given major key are made. Each note in every major scale has a chord associated with it. We will be in the key of G major for this lesson so…   Read More » 

Major Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Major Chords On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how major chords are made. We will be in the key of G major for our example, so lets review the G major scale before we get started. The G major scale is spelled G, A, B,…   Read More » 

Major Guitar Chord Shapes

Learn How To Play Your Major Guitar Chord Shapes! Have you ever needed to know how to play a major guitar chord very quickly but couldn’t find the shape for it? The chord chart on this page was created for you as a reference to the most common major guitar chord shapes. I included both…   Read More » 

Minor Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Minor Chords On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how minor guitar chords are made. First we will need to review how a major chord, or triad, is made. Once we have the major chord built, all we have to do is change one note to…   Read More » 

Minor Guitar Chord Shapes

Learn How To Play Your Minor Guitar Chord Shapes! Have you ever needed to know how to play a minor guitar chord very quickly but couldn’t find the shape for it? The chord chart on this page was created for you as a reference to the most common minor guitar chord shapes. I included both…   Read More » 

Root Position Triad Chords

Learn How To Play Root Position Triad Guitar Chords! In this guitar lesson we are going to be looking at what a root position triad is and how to use them in your playing. For our example we will be in the key of A major, so let’s review the A major scale. A B…   Read More » 

Guitar Inversions

Learn How To Play Guitar Inversions In This Guitar Lesson! This lesson is about chord inversions. First, we will let you know what an inversion is and then give you a couple of inversion shapes to practice. In order to understand what an inversion is, you need to know what a root position chord is….   Read More » 

Common Chord Progressions

Learn How To Play Common Chord Progressions On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to be going over some of the more common chord progressions that you will see over and over again in pop, rock, blues and a lot of other styles of music. We will cover six different progressions. Five…   Read More » 

Making Of Chord Extensions

Learn How Guitar Chord Extensions Are Made In This Lesson! Odds are you have seen chord names like D major 7th, C minor 9, or A7. These chords all have at least one thing in common, chord extensions. Chord extensions are notes that have been added to basic triad. In this lesson we will go…   Read More » 

Major 9th Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Major 9th Guitar Chords! In this lesson we are going to learn how to make a major 9 chord. Major 9 chords are used a lot in jazz, swing, and blues music. They are nice sounding chords that can give your playing some more variety and texture. If you have not…   Read More » 

Major 7th Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Major 7th Guitar Chords! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how major 7th chords are made and a few of the more common shapes for major 7th chords. Major 7th chords have a mellow or jazzy quality to them. They can be nice to use instead of a…   Read More » 

Common 7th Chord Voicings

Learn How To Play Common 7th Chord Voicings On The Guitar! In this jazz guitar lesson we are going to give you some common voicings for some major 7th, minor 7th and dominant 7th chords. All of the chords in this lesson will have their root notes on either the D note on the 5th…   Read More » 

Minor 7th Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Minor 7th Guitar Chords! In this guitar lesson we are going to take a look at how minor 7 chords are made. Before you go any further in this lesson you should make sure that you know how major and minor triads are made. If you don’t, go back and check…   Read More » 

Dominant 7th Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Dominant 7th Guitar Chords! This guitar lesson is going to be all about dominant 7th chords. We are going to cover how dominant 7th chords are made and give you a few practical chord shapes to learn. Dominant 7th chords have a really bluesy sound so once you learn these chords…   Read More » 

A Flat / G Sharp Major Chord

Learn A Shape For The Ab/G# Major Chord! Here is a shape for the A flat / G sharp major guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the Ab / G# on the 4th fret of the 6th string. When…   Read More » 

A Major Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open A Major Chord! Here is the shape for the open A major chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first because you have to squish your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers up on the…   Read More » 

A Sharp / B Flat Major Chord

Learn A Shape For The A#/Bb Major Chord! Here is a shape for the A sharp / B flat major guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the A# / Bb on the 1st fret of the 5th string. When…   Read More » 

B Major Guitar Chord

Learn A Shape For The B Major Guitar Chord! Here is the shape for the a B major guitar chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the B on the…   Read More » 

C Major Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open C Major Chord! Here is the shape for the open C major chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

C Sharp / D Flat Major Chord

Learn A Shape For The C#/Db Major Chord! Here is a shape for the C sharp / D flat major guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the C# / Db on the 4th fret of the 5th string. When…   Read More » 

D Major Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open D Major Chord! Here is the shape for the open D major chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

D Sharp / E Flat Major Chord

Learn A Shape For The D#/Eb Major Chord! Here is a shape for the D sharp / E flat major guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the D# / Eb on the 6th fret of the 5th string. When…   Read More » 

E Major Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open E Major Chord! Here is the shape for the open E major chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

F Major Guitar Chord

Learn A Shape For The F Major Chord! Here is one of the most common shapes for an F major chord. This voicing uses the E bar chord shape and it is one of the most difficult chords for newer guitar players to make. If you need more help on playing bar chords you can…   Read More » 

F# / Gb Major Chord

Learn A Shape For The F#/Gb Major Chord! Here is a shape for the F sharp / G flat major guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the F# / Gb on the 2nd fret of the 6th string. When…   Read More » 

G Major Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open G Major Chord! Here is the shape for the open G major chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

A Flat / G Sharp Minor Chord

Learn A Shape For The Ab/G# Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the A flat / G sharp minor guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the Ab / G# on the 4th fret of the 6th string. When…   Read More » 

A Minor Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open A Minor Chord! Here is the shape for the open A minor chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

A Sharp / B Flat Minor Chord

Learn A Shape For The A#/Bb Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the A sharp / B flat minor guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the A# / Bb on the 1st fret of the 5th string. When…   Read More » 

B Minor Guitar Chord

Learn A Shape For The B Minor Guitar Chord! Here is the shape for the a B minor guitar chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the B on the…   Read More » 

C Minor Guitar Chord

Learn A Shape For The C Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the C minor chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips of them….   Read More » 

C Sharp / D Flat Minor Chord

Learn A Shape For The C#/Db Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the C sharp / D flat minor guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the C# / Db on the 4th fret of the 5th string. When…   Read More » 

D Minor Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open D Minor Chord! Here is the shape for the open D minor chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

D Sharp / E Flat Minor Chord

Learn A Shape For The D#/Eb Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the D sharp / E flat minor guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the D# / Eb on the 6th fret of the 5th string. When…   Read More » 

E Minor Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open E Minor Chord! Here is the shape for the open E minor chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. Making this chord can be difficult for some people at first. Just make sure to curve your fingers over and come down the very tips…   Read More » 

F Minor Guitar Chord

Learn A Shape For The F Minor Chord! Here is one of the most common shapes for an F minor chord. This voicing uses the E minor bar chord shape and it is one of the most difficult chords for newer guitar players to make. If you need more help on playing bar chords you…   Read More » 

F# / Gb Minor Chord

Learn A Shape For The F#/Gb Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the F sharp / G flat minor guitar chord. This chord diagram uses one of the more common bar chord voicings. The lowest root note of this chord is the F# / Gb on the 2nd fret of the 6th string. When…   Read More » 

G Minor Guitar Chord

Learn The Shape For The Open G Minor Chord! Here is a shape for the G minor chord. This shape is very common but it is also very useful. This voicing uses the E minor bar chord shape and has it’s lowest root note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string. If you need…   Read More »