Jul 18, 2011
Learning Chords is definitely one of the first steps you need to take so as to start your guitar journey. Chords are simple finger positions on the guitar fret board, which are played together in strumming. Honestly you’ve got to memorize these finger positions, and the more Chords you know the more easily you can play any song. But you needn’t panic because its just a matter of few hours of practicing.
A song is played on multiple number of chords and therefore you’ll also need to practice on quick chord switching. Here I’ve made a quick reference sheet for both beginners and pro guitarists.
There are 2 basic types of chords Major Chords(A, B C, D, E, F, ) and Minor Chords (Am, Bm, Cm, Dm, Em, Fm, Gm). Then there come other modifications of these chords (like the 7′s, Sus, 5′s etc). There are particular chords that sound better together than other chords. The skill is choosing your best combination of chords.
As a beginner you defenitely need to master the basic chords. Only then you can jump to advanced chords. And most of the songs you wanna play can be easily be played on 3-4 chords’s combination.
Again instead of practicing the chords randomly, you need to figure out the best sounding combination of chords. You can get those easily by understanding the Circle Of Fifth. Till then i’m giving you few such combinations to practice:
- G C D
- A E D
- C F G
- Em, D, Am, C
(m refers to minor chord, by default its major chord)