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The most popular chords
We look at all the popular chords and supply charts for each chord type. Each chord type has 12 chords, with each chord being displayed in 3 different positions on the fretboard. The chord charts are comprehensive... they display the fingering for each chord as well as displaying the notes of the chord including fret positions, barre chords, open positions etc.
Our charts are displayed in a natural playing position; therefore you read the chart as if you are looking down on the guitar while you are playing. The nut of the guitar is on the left of the chart and the bridge is on the right. Once you get used to the chart, it becomes very easy... it is the most natural way to read a chart. You no longer have to look at a chord chart and twist it round for it to make sense.
Clicking on the links will take you to the type of chord. There you will find a brief summary of the chord and what it is made up of in terms of intervals, along with the chord formula and an example of the chord type.
Most pages include featured songs with chords and lyrics, charts, tips, and a video to play along to. These are very useful for practice sessions. Charts and featured songs along with chords and lyrics are freely available to download anytime.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read all the free chord charts. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
Left Handers: Make sure you check out the basic guitar chords for left-handed players. Here you will find all the essential chords you need to get started.
These are chords that can be played over the entire fretboard using the same shape. They utilize open chords and barre chords in a variety of shapes depending on where the root note is located. There are positions for the root note on the 4th, 5th and 6th strings as well as the 5th note of the chord on the 5th and 6th strings. These chords are invaluable... they allow for variation and greater flexibility in your playing style. They are ideal for jazz players and anyone wanting to add a new dimension to their sound and playing style.
To play these chords, you must know the notes on the fretboard, or at the very least the fretted notes on the 5th and 6th strings. Makes sure you look at the guitar notes page for a full run-down of all the notes on the fretboard as well as some handy tips to help calculate the notes with my simple 5554 rule.
Single chords for right & left handed guitarists
We have just started a new section on guitar chords which will give you a more in-depth look at each chord and some common variations. It caters for all guitarists including left-handed guitarists. Here you will find the charts along with appropriate scales, written chords, and useful information relating to each chord... here we go.A Chords:
If you are learning how to play guitar, it is essential that you understand the fretboard/fingerboard and have a basic understanding of reading chord charts. Let's recap...
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