It’s not easy to get a date on Friday night. It’s even harder if you don’t know how to play the guitar. The good news is that it’s fairly simple to learn how to strum a few chords, and once you have those down, you’ll be able to impress friends and family with your newfound musical abilities.
Here are seven chords every man must know:
Chord C is an easy chord to play, and it’s in the key of C major. It’s a little bit trickier to play than the other chords we’ve covered so far, but it’s still not too hard to learn how to play:
To play a C chord, hold down your index finger on the 1st fret of the 3rd string (just below the second fret), then put down your ring finger on the 2nd fret of that same string. Next, put down your middle finger on the second fret of the 4th string.
Finally, put down your pinkie finger on the first fret of the 5th string. When you’re playing this chord with all fingers in place, make sure that your thumb is resting on top of them so that it doesn’t get in their way!
Chord A Minor
Every man must know the chord A minor. It is the first chord every man must learn on a guitar. If you want to play an A minor chord on your guitar, all you need to do is put your index finger on the open sixth string, and then strum all six strings together (including that open sixth string). The result will be an A minor chord!
This chord is also called “A minor triad”, because it has three notes: A, C and E. In order to play this chord, you need to play all three notes at the same time. When you play these notes together, they create a very sad sound.
This sound is perfect for playing songs that have a sad theme or mood, such as “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion (from the movie Titanic) or “Imagine” by John Lennon (his most famous song).
The Chord D is a very simple chord to learn. It is a great beginner’s chord, because it is easy to play, and has a very wide range of uses. The Chord D can be played in many different positions on the guitar fretboard and can be used to play songs in many different genres.
The Chord D is made up of two notes: an open fourth string (A) and a fretted fifth string (D). To play this chord in open position, simply place your first finger on the fifth string at the second fret (highlighted with an orange line), then place your second finger on the fourth string at the third fret (highlighted with a yellow line).
To play this chord in any other position on the guitar fretboard, simply move your fingers up or down one position along each string until you reach either an open note or another note that has already been fretted.
Chord G Major
Chord G major is one of the most important chords in music. It is a basic chord that every man must know.
The G major chord is made up of the notes G, B and D. When you play this chord on your guitar, try to make sure that you’re using all three fingers on each string. This will help you get a nice clean sound when you strum.
If you want to get fancy, try playing two or three notes at once with your thumb while also playing the main note with your index finger. This will give your song some depth and texture!
The first chord you should learn is E major. It’s easy to play and sounds great, so it will be a good one to practice with. Plus, it’s a great chord to practice fingerpicking with!
Play the open strings on your guitar first: E, A, and D. Then put your index finger on the 3rd string in the second fret: G#. Now play these two notes together by pressing down on each string and then letting them ring together (you’ll hear an octave). Lastly, put your middle finger on the 4th string at 4th fret – F and play the two notes together. You should have a nice-sounding chord now!
Next, try playing an E major chord with your index finger on the 3rd string in the second fret: G#. Now play these two notes together by pressing down on each string and then letting them ring together (you’ll hear an octave). Lastly, put your middle finger on 4th string at 4th fret – F – and play the two notes together. You should have a nice-sounding chord now!
Chord B Major
The first guitar chord you should learn is the B major. This is a simple chord to play, but it’s also one of the most important chords in music. It’s used in almost every genre of music, from rock and pop to classical and jazz.
The chord consists of three notes: The first note is the root note (B), which is located on the fifth string (on a six-string guitar). The second note is an octave higher than that root note (an octave is another name for doubling a note up), which can be found by pressing your second finger on the sixth string at the same fret as your first finger was pressed on the fifth string. Finally, there’s one more note that makes up this chord: You’ll press your third finger on either the fourth or fifth string at whatever fret you want.
The result is a B major chord! You can also play other chords by placing fingers on different strings, but this chord will serve you well if you’re just starting out with chords (and even if you’ve been playing for years).
Chord F Major
The F major chord is a simple one to learn, but it’s also one of the most important. It’s the first chord in a three-chord progression that’s been used throughout history by composers and songwriters alike. It’s one of the best ways to get started with playing music on your guitar.
To play an F major chord, you’ll need to use your first finger on the third string, second fret; second finger on the first string, third fret; and third finger on the second string, third fret. Then strum all six strings.
This chord is easy to play with any combination of fingers—just make sure you’re using your first finger on the third string, second fret; second finger on the first string, third fret; and third finger on the second string, third fret.
Master The 7 Guitar Chords Today!
With these 7 easy guitar chords, you can start strumming a guitar as soon as you get your hands on one. You will still need to practice hard and develop a good sense of rhythm to be a great guitarist. But armed with these seven chords, you can play more than 50% of all the music in the world today. That’s an amazing achievement for a beginner!