Tips for Easy learning guitar chord

unduhan (11)There are a ton of guitar chords. Some can be very complicated and others are fairly easy. Some will make you stretch and coordinate your fingers and for others, you will need only one finger. Some chords will take a long time to master and others will take you just a few moments.

I will start you off with a few simple chords that can easily be used to play many songs. These are the chords I started with ten years ago when I first started playing guitar.

Tips for Getting Started

  • When you first start playing, your fingers may feel painful on the strings. As you practice, they will get calloused and tougher.
  • At first, your fingers also may not want to bend or stretch the way need to. This will also be helped with practice.
  • Don’t try to learn all the chords at once, or get frustrated if you can’t hit them quickly. Practice and determination are the keys to successfully mastering the guitar.
  • Record your practice sessions you can watch and listen to make sure you are doing it correctly. If you have one, use a webcam focused on your fret hand so you can watch your fingering.
  • Play each chord over and over until you are comfortable with it. Also try taking your hand off the chord and finding it again without looking. Do this several times until you can do it without looking at the guitar.
  • Practice strumming two or three chords at a time so you can get comfortable changing chords.

In this lesson, I will start you off with simple chords. As you progress, we will move on to more complicated chords.

G Chords

We will begin with the G chord. There are two ways to play this chord:

  • The easy way for people who cannot yet get their fingers to stretch all the way, including children, is the simple G.
  • The full G chord sounds better. You should strive to practice the full G, even if you can only play the simple G now.

Ways To Make A C Chord: The full G is played by moving your pinkie to the high E string, third fret, and moving your ring finger to the B string, third fret. Move your index finger to the A string, second fret, and your middle finger to the low E, third fret.

Me making a G chord on the guitar.
Simple G Chord

Now for the simple G chord. In order to play it, move your pinkie finger to the high E, third fret. Move your ring finger to the B string, third fret. These are the only fingers you will use for the simple G. See the photo below.

D Chord

Now, let’s learn the D chord.

Move your middle finger to the high E, second fret. Move your index finger to the G string, second fret. Move your ring finger to the B string, third fret. See photo below.

Me demonstrating the D chord on guitar.

Now practice changing between the G and D chords for guitar. At first, you will be slow and you may have problems with your fingers touching other strings and muffling the sound. When this happens, try and position your fingers properly so they are not touching other strings to develop muscle memory for the right position. This may take you a while to get used to.

Remember, practice and determination are the keys to playing these chords well.

C Chord

There are three ways to play this chord. The easy way for people who cannot yet get their fingers to stretch all the way, including children, is the simple C.

  1. For the simple C chord, put your index finger on the B string, first fret. That is it.
  2. The second way to play the C chord is by putting your pinkie on the high E string, third fret. Put your ring finger on the B string, third fret. Put your middle finger on the A string, third fret. Put your index finger on the D string, second fret.
  3. To play the full C chord, put your ring finger on the A string, third fret. Put your pointer finger on the B string, first fret. Put your middle finger on the D string, second fret.
  4. 3 Ways To Make A C Chord

There are a ton of guitar chords. Some can be very complicated and others are fairly easy. Some will make you stretch and coordinate your fingers and for others, you will need only one finger. Some chords will take a long time to master and others will take you just a few moments.

I will start you off with a few simple chords that can easily be used to play many songs. These are the chords I started with ten years ago when I first started playing guitar.

Tips for Getting Started

  • When you first start playing, your fingers may feel painful on the strings. As you practice, they will get calloused and tougher.
  • At first, your fingers also may not want to bend or stretch the way need to. This will also be helped with practice.
  • Don’t try to learn all the chords at once, or get frustrated if you can’t hit them quickly. Practice and determination are the keys to successfully mastering the guitar.
  • Record your practice sessions you can watch and listen to make sure you are doing it correctly. If you have one, use a webcam focused on your fret hand so you can watch your fingering.
  • Play each chord over and over until you are comfortable with it. Also try taking your hand off the chord and finding it again without looking. Do this several times until you can do it without looking at the guitar.
  • Practice strumming two or three chords at a time so you can get comfortable changing chords.

In this lesson, I will start you off with simple chords. As you progress, we will move on to more complicated chords.

G Chords

We will begin with the G chord. There are two ways to play this chord:

  • The easy way for people who cannot yet get their fingers to stretch all the way, including children, is the simple G.
  • The full G chord sounds better. You should strive to practice the full G, even if you can only play the simple G now.

Ways To Make A C Chord: The full G is played by moving your pinkie to the high E string, third fret, and moving your ring finger to the B string, third fret. Move your index finger to the A string, second fret, and your middle finger to the low E, third fret.

Me making a G chord on the guitar.
Simple G Chord

Now for the simple G chord. In order to play it, move your pinkie finger to the high E, third fret. Move your ring finger to the B string, third fret. These are the only fingers you will use for the simple G. See the photo below.

Simple G chord fingering.
D Chord

Now, let’s learn the D chord.

Move your middle finger to the high E, second fret. Move your index finger to the G string, second fret. Move your ring finger to the B string, third fret. See photo below.

Me demonstrating the D chord on guitar.

Now practice changing between the G and D chords for guitar. At first, you will be slow and you may have problems with your fingers touching other strings and muffling the sound. When this happens, try and position your fingers properly so they are not touching other strings to develop muscle memory for the right position. This may take you a while to get used to.

Remember, practice and determination are the keys to playing these chords well.

C Chord

There are three ways to play this chord. The easy way for people who cannot yet get their fingers to stretch all the way, including children, is the simple C.

  1. For the simple C chord, put your index finger on the B string, first fret. That is it.
  2. The second way to play the C chord is by putting your pinkie on the high E string, third fret. Put your ring finger on the B string, third fret. Put your middle finger on the A string, third fret. Put your index finger on the D string, second fret.
  3. To play the full C chord, put your ring finger on the A string, third fret. Put your pointer finger on the B string, first fret. Put your middle finger on the D string, second fret.
Ways To Make A C Chord
Simple C chord.
Full C chord.
Practice G, C, and D Chords

Now that you know three chords, practice your dexterity in switching between chords. See the video below.

E Minor Chord

To make the E minor chord, place your index finger on the A string, second fret. Place your middle finger on the D string, second fret. The photo for this is below.

E minor guitar chord.

Practice going back and forth between the different C and E minor chords. While the full C chord sounds best, you may find it easier to strum with one of the simplified chords.

F Chord

There is one F chord. To play it, put your index finger on both the B and high E strings together, first fret. Put your ring finger on the A string, third fret. Put your pinkie on the D string, third fret. Put your middle finger on the G string, second fret.

Simple C chord.
Second C chord.
Full C chord.
Practice G, C, and D Chords

Now that you know three chords, practice your dexterity in switching between chords. See the video below.

E Minor Chord

To make the E minor chord, place your index finger on the A string, second fret. Place your middle finger on the D string, second fret. The photo for this is below.

E minor guitar chord.

Practice going back and forth between the different C and E minor chords. While the full C chord sounds best, you may find it easier to strum with one of the simplified chords.

F Chord

There is one F chord. To play it, put your index finger on both the B and high E strings together, first fret. Put your ring finger on the A string, third fret. Put your pinkie on the D string, third fret. Put your middle finger on the G string, second fret.