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(@cjdave)
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I have been learning G D C. What are some more chords I need to know as a beginner? Thanks David


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(@s1120)
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Off the rip Im saying E, A, D, C, G is a great start. after you get a handle on them, work on E, A, D minor... lot of stuff you can do with those!!! After you learn them, make sure you work on changing from one to another smoothly.

Paul B


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(@cjdave)
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Thanks for the fast responce i will work on them. Thanks again David


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(@dogbite)
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definitely the E chord. also begin working in the minor chords; Am Dm Em. then as soon as possible get that B chord involved.
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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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 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Once you've got the G C and D chords down, learn Em next. Those four chords will let you play literally hundreds of songs....

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.......

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@cjdave)
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Thanks for all the input. Greatly appreciate it.
David


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