Learning to play your first chords

Playing chords is often a good way to start learning to play the guitar. The following videos show how to play some of the basic chords used when first learning the guitar. If you are a complete beginner, I would start with learning E Minor and A Major first as these are a bit easier to play. You can also click on the image below the videos to open a larger version in a new window.

Note: the videos and diagrams below are for right handed playing - if you play left handed, the visit the Left Handed Chords page

A Major Chord

A Minor Chord

B7 Chord

C Major Chord

D Major Chord

D Minor Chord

E Major Chord

E Minor Chord

F Major Chord

F Minor Chord

G Major Chord

G Major alternative fingering

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