chords often come in threes; ie, E, A, B. a classic chord progression. this works for all the others; ie, G C D etc.
then work on the much hated F chord. beginners typically have trouble with this one, I don't know why.
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dogbite wrote:then work on the much hated F chord. beginners typically have trouble with this one, I don't know why.
Nothin' to do with it needing a six-string barre from the index finger and a movable E-shape chord at the point where all 60 pounds of sting tension in each string is passed through the fingers then
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Usually G, Em, C then D. Off the top of my head:
Stand By Me - Ben E King/Lennon
Twisting The Night Away, Chain Gang, Wonderful World and Cupid - All by Sam Cooke.
His Latest Flame - Elvis (one of many!)
Love Hurts - Everly Bros.
Every Day - Buddy Holly.
Metal Guru and Cosmic Dancer - T. Rex.
Massachusetts - Bee Gees.
Note - not all of those are in the same key. The Sam Cooke songs, for example, are (I think) in Bb or B - so you'd either have to play Bb, Gm, Eb and F or B, G#m, E and F# to play along with the radio or the CD. Or put a capo on the third (for Bb) or fourth (for B) fret and play G, Em C and D.......