1 April 2009

More Beginner Guitar Chords

Learning to strum chords is one of the easiest ways to start playing guitar. It's also satisfying because you can learn to strum along to quite a lot of songs once you get the hang of three or more chords.

Be warned, though, it might take you a while to learn those first chords. Depending upon the amount of practice time you have it could take anywhere from a week or so to a couple of months to get a reasonable sound out of your first two or three chords.

The best approach is to learn one chord at a time and practice a little each day. Your fingers will learn faster if you give them a daily workout rather than saving up for long sessions at the weekend.

Start learning with the major chords listed below. Once you've learned the A, D and E chords you can start to play songs with them.

D major
G major
C major
A major
E major

If you find these too hard to start with, here's a lesson with some one finger beginner guitar chords you might try.

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