Three Dead Simple Guitar Chords For Beginners to Get You Started Playing Guitar Today
You've finally decided that you want to learn guitar and you're probably super excited to get started, but you need some information on where to begin. Let me start off by congratulating you for deciding to take the plunge and I hope that you remain dedicated to learning all that you can about playing the guitar. This article will cover three basic guitar chords that are essential for new guitarists to learn. It does not matter which style of music you like because these chords are used in every type of style imaginable. Let's begin!
The C Chord
The C chord is one of the most actively used guitar chords in all of music and the guitar is no exception. You'll find this chord in your favorite country, rock, and pop songs along with speed metal. This chord is played by placing your index finger on the first fret of the B string, your ring finger on the third fret of the D string, and your pinky on the third fret of the A string. Now, if any of this sounds confusing to you, it's ok. Learning the string names and frets is a lesson of its' own and I recommend that you learn what they are as well.
The D Chord
This chord is a very common chord found in many forms of country, rock and worship music. It has a very nice sound to it and works well at bringing out that emotional feeling you get when listening to songs. To play this chord, you place your index finger on the second fret of the G string and your middle finger on the second fret of the high E string. Then, place your ringer finger on the third fret of the B string. Your fingers will be a little close together and it may require some getting used to, but this is a great chord to practice daily.
The G Chord
Last, but certainly not least, is the G chord which, just like the others, is extremely popular and used in many, many styles of music. I think this is the hardest of the three to learn, but that is because I have small hands. Place your index finger on the second fret of the A string, your middle finger on the third fret of the low E string and your ring (or pinky) on the third fret of the B string. This is a beautiful chord that you will be using for years to come.