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(@rahul)
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For me its Dmajor.

Whenever I pick up guitar, that's the chord I play first.

Then whenever I try composing some song, I find myself doing some version of open Dmaj invariably (Dsus etc). Right now, I am trying not to hit it...

Any such chord for you which you just can't stop playing ? And ways to keep hands off it ?

Thanks,

Rahul


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 Nuno
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For me is Am. Whenever I pick up a guitar, I also play the same chord. Curious. :D

Also it is my first chord after every tuning. It is something as "Ok, it sounds familiarly good."


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(@elecktrablue)
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Hmmmm...... never thought about it before..... for me it's actually a short series of chords . G, Em, C & D (in that order for some unknown reason!). So, I guess my answer is G Major.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Em7add11, but only because I'm too lazy to play a proper chord.


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(@rgalvez)
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I'm pissed off because when I want to compose something I always do the obligatory D - C - G -Am - G...arrrghh!!


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(@pearlthekat)
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i'[m particulary fond of the Dm, Am, Em, G progression.


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(@hyunjae)
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Does a b power chord count? =x

If not, the first open chords I learned which are... C, G, Am, Em, E, A, D

The same old same old :?


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(@embrace_the_darkness)
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C#m for me - OK it's a barre chord, but playing it all the time is good practice for those (and God kows I need the practice! )

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 Kr1s
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E/G# It takes me forever to place my fingers lol, just have to practice it over and over I guess.


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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D G D G B D
0 0 2 0 1 0

That's a Cadd9 in open G tuning - and because you've got three 9ths in the chord, it's a very mellow sounding chord. I use 9ths a lot in open G.
D G D G B D
0 0 0 2 3 0

That's a Dsus4 in the same tuning - I use that a lot, too.

:D :D :D

Vic

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 Taso
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A chord. Been obsessed with Crossroads recently, and for the past week or so that's the first thing I'll play when I pick up the guitar. (Just watched the DVD from the Cream reunion)

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/


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(@steve-0)
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Both E major (open) and the A power chord (open), both are incredibly simple but they sound so awesome (just ask AC/DC :D )

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 cnev
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Steve,

Amen to the AC/DC reference. I think they use those chords in just about every song of theirs.

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(@mr-blue-eyes)
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Open C major without fail, D minor is another popular one since it's the saddest of all the chords


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