Peter Simms walks us through the basic steps of chord construction, which is a truly helpful thing to know when playing chord melodies, no? Learn all about major, minor and dominant chords in one easy lesson.
Learn About Guitar Chords
Learning about guitar chords, how they are made, what notes they contain and why you should learn the notes is an important step for beginners. As you move beyond the beginner level you’ll want to improve at changing chords smoothly and start making barre chords without too much fuss. Check out our handy guitar chord dictionary for help with the most common guitar chords.
Let’s explore the basics of chords and harmony right where you want to learn it – on the guitar. It’s a great way to develop your listening skills as well.
Technically speaking there really is no such thing as the diminished power chord. A power chord by definition is, as you pointed out, simply the root and the fifth of a scale. The term “power chord” is strictly a contrivance of the electric guitarist. You can, however, play two notes, one being the first, or […]
In this article we’ll be discovering ways to add some color to the most popular of open chords, G major.
This is a quick lesson by the dynamic duo on jazzy and bluesy sounding chords. They’re a lot easier than you think.
So…you’ve just bought your first guitar? Now where do we go? This lesson covers the basics of what you should be learning on day one.
Difficulty in changing chords is often the result of bad habits. We’re going to look at a couple supposedly easy chords and make sure we practice good habits.
Diminished chords are very cool, and easy to understand. Just like all bar chords these are universal shapes and can be moved anywhere on the fretboard.