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About Chords


Most of us start learning guitar by learning the chords to our favorite songs. Many of us find ourselves unable to handle the two most basic things we need to do: change chords smoothly, and keep a steady beat. This is because too many difficulties are piled on us much too fast. Here, you will find the information, material, and methods you need to get started playing chords easily, and continue to master the more difficult challenges that lie ahead.

How To Practice Guitar Chord Changes

The "basic" guitar chords are not simple, they are very complex movements of muscles most people hardly use in daily life. These muscles must be developed carefully, or your story will be like Kathy'
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Your First Chord!

Chords are harder than you think! Here is one that everyone can do, the "One Finger G Chord"! You should make sure you can play this chord, strum a steady beat, and sing with it, BEFORE you try learn
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Your First Song!

Learning to strum & sing is very important for new guitar players. It can be very difficult unless you pick the right songs and practice them in the right way. Here's one everyone can do.
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The Basic Chords

Here are the most common guitar chords we use. You can use this as reference, but remember, the way we practice chords is extremely important.
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Play Happy Birthday!

You will be the life of the party when you pull out your guitar and regal the crowd with "Happy Birthday".
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The D & A7 Chords

Beginner Guitar Lesson: D & A7 Chords
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Chord Confusion!

Many of us begin learning guitar by learning the basic guitar chords so that we can play our favorite songs. We soon get a little confused because we see different fingerings for the same chord.
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