Your First Lesson For Those Beginning Guitar
Learning Basic Guitar Chords
In this first of my basic guitar chords video I'm going to show you some of the most important basic guitar chords to learn. These chords are the easiest to learn in the beginning as well as some of the most useful – the D chord, the A7 chord and the G chord. I’ll also cover the principles of how to get a good sound with the least amount of effort and how to change between chords smoothly.
Why Start With The D, A7 And G Chords?
I like to start with the D and A7 because they are fairly easy and common chords that will get a lot of use. Also changing from the D to A7 is easier than many changes because there's very little movement. The G chord is the next logical chord to add because it expands tremendously the number of songs you can play.
The G Chord Can Be Tricky
The G can be tricky for a beginner if you start off with the full three finger G. There's a way to play the G chord that's easier and highly recommended if this is even a slight problem. Check out Which Is The Right Way To Play The G Chord for the complete lesson.
Ready to move on and learn A minor and E minor? Check out lesson two of the Basic Guitar Chords series:
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