Eb7sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

In the following post, we will be covering how to play the Eb7sus4 guitar chord . The Eb7sus4 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 4, 5 and b7 positions of the Eb Major scale: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb, or the notes Eb, Ab, Bb and Db. The "b7" symbol is referring to the flattened 7th position of the Eb Scale. When we flatten a note, we are simply going back 1/2 step from that note. In this case, … [Read more...]

C#7sus4 Guitar Chord

In today's post we will be learning exactly how to play a guitar chord known as C#7sus4.  Other names for this chord are C Sharp 7 Sus 4, C# dominant 7th suspended 4th, Db7sus4.   Let's dive into a little music theory concerning this chord shall we?  This chord has it's origins in the C# Scale.  The C# Scale consists of the following note:  C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.   As you can see there … [Read more...]

How to Play the B7sus4 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the B7sus4 guitar chord with this free tutorial. This chord comes from the B Major Scale.   This scale consists of the following notes:  B C# D# E F# G# A#.   In order to build our B7sus4 chord, we need to pull the 1st, 4th, 5th, and b7 notes from this scale. This just means that we take the 1st, 4th, 5th and flattened 7th positions or the notes: B, E, F# and A.  The only … [Read more...]

Dm6 Guitar Chord Lesson

In the following post you will be learning how to play the Dm6 Guitar Chord (also known as Dm6, D Minor 6th).  Before you skip down to the chord charts below, why not learn a bit of theory first and see how this chord is actually formed? This chord has its origins in the D Major Scale, which is comprised of the following notes: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#.  We need 4 notes from this scale to form our … [Read more...]

Bbm6 Guitar Chord Lesson

The Bbm6 Guitar Chord (also known as B Flat Minor 6, A#m6) is found in the Bb Major Scale. Here are the notes of this scale:  Bb C, D, Eb, F, G, and A. We need 4 notes from the above scale in order to form our Bbm6 guitar chord.  So which notes and how do we find them? It is pretty simple really.  We just need to apply a little formula.  That formula looks like this: 1, b3, 5 and 6.   … [Read more...]

C#m6 Guitar Chord Lesson

Below is a free tutorial that will teach you how to play the C#m6 guitar chord.  Included are several chord charts that will demonstrate how to play this chord at different locations of your guitar.  You can skip right down to the chord charts and start learning how to play them right away, or you can stick around for a bit of theory. This chord comes from the C# Major Scale.  Here are the … [Read more...]

Gmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Gmaj7 guitar chord with this free tutorial. The Gmaj7 chord is found by locating the 1,3,5 and 7 positions of the G Major Scale. The G Major Scale contains the notes: G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#, so when we locate the 1,3,5 and 7 positions of this scale, we arrive at the notes: G, B, D and F#. Those are the notes of our chord. There are 3 voicings or versions of this chord … [Read more...]

How to Play the Cmaj7 Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play the Cmaj7 chord on guitar. The C Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as C Major Seventh, CMaj7 or C Major 7th), is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions C , E, G and B) of the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C. There are 3 variations of this chord found below in the chord charts. Here is a key that will help you read the chart:   Chord Playing … [Read more...]

Dadd9 Guitar Chord for Beginners

Learn how to play the Dadd9 Guitar Chord with this beginner tutorial.  This chord is taken from the D Major Scale:  D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#.  To form this chord, we need the 1st, 5th and 9th positions or the notes D, A and E.   This is an easy, straightforward beginner chord that you should have no trouble playing. Scroll down a bit and you will find a diagram that shows exactly how to play … [Read more...]

C#9 Guitar Chord Lesson

In this lesson, you will learn how to play the C#9 Guitar Chord (also known as C Sharp 9).  There are three voicings of this chord pictured below in the charts.  All three of these variations are suited for intermediate to advanced players, so if you are a beginners, you may find this a bit challenging.  This doesn't mean you should attempt these chords.  I am only saying this so you don't get … [Read more...]

F#7sus4 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Learn exactly how you play the F#7sus4 Guitar Chord (also known as F#7 Suspended 4th, F Sharp 7 Sus 4) with this free guitar lesson. Before you jump down the post here and view the chord charts, I would just like to explain a little bit of theory that is behind the building of this particular chord.   This chord is from the F#  Scale: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#.  We need to take 4 notes from … [Read more...]

How to Play the F7sus4 Guitar Chord

F7sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson Learn how to play the F7sus4 guitar chord with this free tutorial.  Before you learn how to play this chord by referencing the chord charts below, stick around to learn a bit of theory behind how this chord is formed. This chord is taken from the F Major Scale.  The F Major Scale contains the following notes: F, G, A, B Flat, C, D, and E.  We need to take the  1, 4, … [Read more...]

F13 Guitar Chord Lesson

How do you Play an F13 Chord on Guitar? In this free guitar lesson, you will be learning how to play an F13 Chord for Guitar. The F13 chord is found  by locating the 1, 3, 5, b7, 9 and 13 positions of the F Major Guitar Scale: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, and E. There are 2 variations of this chord as shown in the chord charts below. This chord is  advanced so if you are just starting out, you may … [Read more...]

B7 Guitar Chord

The following post will show you how to play the B7 Chord on Guitar.   This lesson is aimed at beginner to intermediate guitarists. Follow this link for an easy version of the B7 Guitar Chord. To play this particular chord, we will first need to look at the B Major Scale.  The B Major Scale consists of the following notes: B C# D# E F# G# A# .  So why do we need to look at this scale?  Well … [Read more...]

Bbsus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn How to Play the Bbsus4 In the following free guitar tutorial, you will learn how to play the Bbsus4 Chord on Guitar (also known as B Flat Sus 4, B Flat Suspended 4th, A#Sus4).  You are welcome to skip right down to the chord charts and video demo below if you like, or you can stick around and learn a bit of theory behind this chord. This chord is built out of the Bb Major Scale.  The B … [Read more...]

C#sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to Play the C#sus4 Guitar Chord Let's talk about the  C#sus4 Guitar Chord today.  The following lesson will demonstrate how to play 5 advanced variations of this chord via the chord charts and video demo below. The C#sus4 (also known as C# Suspended 4th, C Sharp Suspended 4th) is found within the C# Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.  When I say "found", I mean that the notes … [Read more...]

How to Play Dsus4 Chord on Guitar

Dsus4 Guitar Chord Lesson The follow lesson will teach you how to play the Dsus4 Chord on the guitar.  This tutorial will teach how to play several advanced variations of this chord.  Follow this link for an easy beginner version of Dsus4. The Dsus4 Chord (also known as D suspended 4 or D Suspended 4th) is found within the D Major Scale: D E F# G A B C# D.  We need three notes from this … [Read more...]

Asus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn to Play the Asus4 Guitar Chord This lesson will teach you how to play the Asus4 Guitar Chord ( Also known as A Suspended 4th).   There are four variations of this chord pictured in the chord charts further down the page.  This is an intermediate to advanced lesson as the chords below are rather challenging.  They require advanced techniques like barre chords and string muting, so don't give … [Read more...]

Bb9 Guitar Chord

In the following guitar lesson, you will learn a few different ways to play the Bb9 guitar chord (also known as B Flat 9, A#9, A Sharp 9, Bb Dominant 9th). You can either skip right down to the guitar chord charts below to learn how to play this chord, or stick around for a quick bit of theory on how to form this chord. This chord is made up of the 1, 3, 5, b7 and 9 positions of the Bb Major … [Read more...]

Learn how to Play the Am9 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the Am9 Guitar Chord (also known as A minor 9, A Minor 9th) with this free tutorial.  This is an advanced lesson.  If you would like to learn a beginner version of this chord, follow this link for an easy Am9 guitar chord. In order to find the notes that make up this particular chord, we need to take the 1, b3, 5 , b7, 9  steps of the A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#. … [Read more...]

A Dominant 7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to Play the A7 Guitar Chord We covered an easy beginner version of the A7 Guitar Chord on this site in the past.  In this post, we will look at some advanced voicings for the A Dominant 7th chord. The A7 chord is a very popular one, especially in blues guitar. In order to find the notes that make up this chord, we need to look at the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A.  From this … [Read more...]

E add 11 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Eadd11 guitar chord with this free tutorial.  To form this chord, we need to take the 1,3,5 and 11 positions from the E Major Scale: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#.  When we do this, we come up with the notes:  E, G#, B and A.  The E add 11 chord is just the E Major Chord with an added A note (the 11th step of the E Major Scale).  Hence the name, E Add11.  This chord sounds more … [Read more...]

Learn a New Strumming Pattern & Chord Progression for Acoustic Guitar

Here is another great lesson taught by David Taub with Next Level Guitar.  I feature a lot of videos from these folks and with good reason.  I believe David and the folks over at Next Level Guitar are a group of excellent guitar instructors.  Their lessons are easy to follow and you can tell its not just about business.  They have a passion for playing guitar and a sincere interest in helping … [Read more...]

Fmaj7#11 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to Play the Fmaj7#11 Guitar Chord In this post, you will be learning how to play the Fmaj7#11 guitar chord (also known as Fmaj7(#11)).  This chord sounds a lot more difficult than it really is.  It is not really an advanced chord, but I wouldn't classify it as a beginner one either.  It is sort of in between your basic open chord and a barre chord.  This is a beautiful sort of dark and … [Read more...]

Guitar Chord Switching Tips & Techniques for Beginners

In this post you will discover some great tips, techniques and exercises that will help you switch between your basic beginner open guitar chords easier and faster.  In order to become better at this, you need to learn some tricks of the trade as well as put in the proper amount of practice time.  Eventually, learning how to switch between chords will become second nature. The very first thing … [Read more...]

How to Get More Out of Simple Chord Progressions

Here is a lesson from Steve Krenz with Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar.  It is a lesson from his monthly video Newsletter on how to get more out of simple chord progressions. He starts the lesson by taking a look at a very simple open chord progression of D Major, G Major and A Major.  If you have been playing guitar for a little while now, chances are you have played this chord progressions … [Read more...]

Cm6 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson - Learn to Play Cm6 Learn how to play the C Minor 6 (also known as Cm6) guitar chord with this free guitar lesson.  Below are three different ways to play this chord.  All three are advanced and rather challenging if you are just starting out.  They require advanced techniques like muting strings and barring.  Don't get discouraged if you aren't able to play these … [Read more...]

Learn how to Play the Am6 Guitar Chord

Guitar Chord Lesson - Learn to Play Am6 Learn how to play the Am6 guitar chord (also known as A minor 6, A Minor 6th) with this lesson.   The A Minor 6  Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 and 6 steps of the  A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, or the notes A, C, E and F#.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the A Major … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of B Major

Chords within the Key of B Major Onto our next key in our series of chords that fall within a particular key.  Today, you will learn what guitar chords fall within the key of B Major. This tutuorial on the Guitar Chords in t he Key of B Major is organized into two sections.  The first part will be dealing with what can be considered your more basic chords, while the second section will deal … [Read more...]

F#7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the F#7 Guitar Chord ( also known as F Sharp 7, Gb7) with this free lesson.  The F#7 chord has a nice blues sound to it as it is a dominant 7th chord. Once you play it, you will understand why. The F# 7 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 3, 5 and b7 positions (F#, A#, C# and E) of the F# Major Scale: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#.  The b7 symbol means that we take the … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of A Major

Guitar Chords within the Key of A Major We are continuing on with our series on guitar chords in particular keys today.  In this post, we will be talking about some of the guitar chords that fall within the key of A Major. This lesson on the Guitar Chords in the Key of A Major is divided into two major sections. The first section includes fairly basic chords that fall within this key.  The … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of G Major

Guitar Chords within the Key of G Major Continuing on with the series on the keys of music, in this post we will be discussing  a handful of guitar chords that are in the key of G major. This post is divided into two different sections.  The first section will talk about some of the more basic guitar chords that are in the key of G major.  The second section will get a little more advanced as … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of F Major

So you would like to learn more about the guitar chords in the key of F Major?  Excellent.  The following post will definitely come in handy.  Learning about the various keys in music is a very important area of study.  It is especially important if you are planning to someday play along with other musicians. Below are two different sections of chords within this key.  The first is your general … [Read more...]

E Diminished Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play E Diminished Guitar Chord (also known as Edim) with this free guitar chord lesson. The Edim guitar chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and b5  (E, G and Bb) positions of the E Major Scale : E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#.  The "b3" symbol means that we take the 3rd step of the E Major Scale and flatten it by a half step to arrive at our "G".  The b5 symbol means that we take the … [Read more...]

Em11 – Easy Beginner Guitar Chord

Learn How to Play the Em11 Guitar Chord Learn how to play what is possibly the easiest chord on the guitar with this free lesson.  The Em11(also known as E Minor 11, Emin11) chord is found by locating the 1, b3, 5, b7, 9 and 11 (E, G, B, D, F# and A) positions of the E Major Scale : E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#.  The "b3" symbol means that we take the 3rd step of the E Major Scale and flatten it … [Read more...]

Dm7b5 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Dm7b5 acoustic guitar chord with this free tutorial. This chord is found by locating the  1, b3, b5, b7 of the D Major Guitar Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#, or the notes D, F, Ab and C.  The b3 symbol means that we take the third step of the D Major Scale and flatten it by a half step to give us the F note. The b5 symbol means we take the fifth step of the D Major Scale … [Read more...]

50 Easy Guitar Chords For the Beginner

50 Basic Beginner Guitar Chords Hello fellow guitarist!  On this page, you will find 50 easy beginner guitar chords that you can learn how to play right now.  These are all fairly basic chords that you should not have any trouble learning.  There are some that are a bit more challenging than others, but all are well within reach with just a bit of practice and patience. Once you familiarize … [Read more...]

E9 Guitar Chord Lesson

The E9 Chord (also known as E Dominant 9th, E dominant Nine, E dominant 9) is found by locating the 1, 3, 5, b7 and 9 steps (E, G#, B, D and F# ) of the E Major Scale: E  F# G# A B C# D# E. The "b7" symbol translates to a "Flattened 7th" which means we take the 7th position of the E Major scale and flatten it by a 1/2 step which gives us a "D" . So the notes of the E Dominant 9 Chord are: E, … [Read more...]

D7sus4 Guitar Chord

The D7sus4 guitar Chord is an easy one to play and is found by  locating the 1, 4, 5  and b7 positions (D, G, A and C) of the D Major Scale: D E F# G A B C# D.  The "b7" symbol translates to a "flattened 7th".  This means that we find the 7th position of the D Major scale, "C#", and we flatten it by a 1/2 step to a "C". So the notes of the D7sus4 Chord are: D, G, A and C See the chord … [Read more...]

Em13 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the Em13 chord with this free guitar lesson. The Em13 Chord is found by locating the 1, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11 and 13 positions of the E Major Scale: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#. The 11th position is normally omitted as indicated in the chord diagram below. The Notes  of the Em13 chord are: E, G, B, D, F#, A and C# The chord chart below demonstrates how to play the E Minor 13 … [Read more...]

Open String Acoustic Guitar Technique

Here is a great lesson from the folks over at Guitar Tricks that teaches you how to take advantage of the full sound that the acoustic guitar is capable of producing. Even an absolute beginner will be able to take advantage of this guitar playing technique because it uses simple open chord shapes that you may already be familiar with.  But instead of being restricted to the first few frets of … [Read more...]

Dm6 Guitar Chord

The D Minor 6 Chord (also known as Dm6, D Minor 6th) is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 and 6 steps of the  D Major Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, or the notes D, F, A and B.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the D Major Scale (F#) a 1/2 step to an "F". D Minor 6 Chord notes: D, F, A and B Here is a key that will help you read the … [Read more...]

E13 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the E13 guitar chord with this free beginner guitar chord lesson. The E13 Guitar Chord is a dark and dreamy sounding chord and one of my favorites. Luckily, it is also fairly easy to play. The E13 Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5, b7, 9, 11 and 13 positions (E, G#, B, D, F#, A and C#) of the E Major Scale: E  F# G# A B C# D# E. The chord chart below demonstrates how … [Read more...]

Beginner Guitar Chord Exercises Using C Major and G7

Below is a video lesson from the popular home study course from Legacy Learning Systems called "Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar". In the following video lesson, Steve Krenz demonstrates how to play two basic beginner guitar chords : the C Major and G7 chords. Steve first demonstrates how to play each chord and then talks about a common problem that all beginners run into when first learning … [Read more...]

How to Spice Up Those Beginner Chords

Here is a great beginner acoustic guitar lesson that will teach you how to spice up and add some more color to those beginner guitar chords that you have been working so hard to learn. The great thing about this lesson is that your fingers will not have to move much or travel very far.  Just some very simple variations in the way your fingers work can make a huge difference in the sound of a … [Read more...]

Gadd4 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the beginner guitar chord, Gadd4, with this free tutorial. The Gadd4 Guitar Chord is found in the G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# G. It is made up of the 1, 3, 4 and 5 of this scale. Meaning the notes G, B,C, and D. This is  a very easy chord to finger.  If you know how to play the open G Major chord, then you are almost there.  You are basically adding one more note to the G … [Read more...]

The F7 Guitar Chord The Easy Way

If you are having difficulty playing the F7 guitar chord (a.k.a, F Dominant 7,f dominant 7th ,f 7th) then you are in luck.  Today you will learn how to play several different, easy  F7 guitar chord shapes. Typically, the F7 guitar chord is played as a barre chord on the first fret. It can be very difficult to play any barre chord on the first fret of the guitar.  This can be really frustrating … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide to Mastering Barre Chords

One of the most difficult parts of learning how to play guitar are those dreaded barre chords!  They are such a huge stumbling block for beginners.  You've got all your easy basic chords down, you are playing lots of cool songs, and then Bam!  Someone decides to teach a song that has an F Major, or B Major Barre Chord.  You lower your head, discouraged and give up... Well those days are over. … [Read more...]

20 Chord Progressions in the Key of C Major

Here are 20 chord progressions in the key of C Major. This is going to be great practice for you beginners and help you with some of those tricky chord changes. These are all fairly easy beginner guitar chords that you should already be familiar with.  If not, I provided links to lessons on how to play each of these guitar chords within the lesson below. With these chords in your arsenal, … [Read more...]

A13 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chord, A13 (Also known as A dominant 13th), with this free lesson. The A13 chord is found by locating the 1, 3, 5, b7, 9 and 13 positions (A, C#, E, G, B and F#) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A. The chord chart below demonstrates how to play the A13 Chord. A13 Chord Notes: A, C#, E, G, B and F# Here is a key that will help you read the … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of E Major

This post will discuss some of the chords that fall within the key of E Major on your guitar. This is a key area of study for guitarists especially if you one day plan on playing with other musicians. Basic Chords in the Key of E Below are some basic chords that you will find in the Key of E Major. There are more chords in the key of E that we will cover below, but let's study some of the … [Read more...]

C#m Guitar Chord the Easy Way

Learn how to play the C#m (Also known as C Sharp Minor, C# Minor, D Flat Minor, Db Minor, Dbm) chord on guitar, with this free guitar lesson. The C Sharp Minor Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and 5 positions (C#, E and G#) of the C# Major Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.  The "b3" symbol means we take the 3rd step of the C# Major scale (E#) and flatten it by 1/2 step to get … [Read more...]

Learning Barre Chords – Essential Lesson For Beginners

Barre Chords are one of the most difficult things to learn how to play on acoustic guitar.  Its a hurdle that all beginners dread, but if you want to become a solid guitar player, then you absolutely must start learning barre chords and stop avoiding them like the plague.   The first thing you need to do is to remove that "I can't do this" mentality.  That is your number one enemy.  … [Read more...]

Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson – Open Chord Embellishments

In this free acoustic guitar video lesson from Next Level Guitar, Marty Schwartz shows us how we can take our basic open guitar chords and add some cool embellishments using the G Major Pentatonic Scale. For instance,if you are playing a chord progression using the G Major, C Major and D Major Chords, you could fill that progression in with tiny licks from the G Major Pentatonic Scale. This … [Read more...]

Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lesson – The Chord Workout

Acoustic Guitar Lesson - The Chord Workout If you are like most beginners, then you are probably having difficulty with your chord changes. You can play the chord just fine, but when it comes time to switching between chords, things start to get messy.  Sound familiar? I found this great little video from GuitarJamz hosted by Tony Brucco. In this free acoustic guitar video lesson, Tony … [Read more...]

Beginner Guitar Lesson – Minor 7th Chord Progressions

In the following video lesson, David Taub from Next Level Guitar demonstrates how to play 3 beautiful Minor 7 th chords:  A Minor 7, E Minor 7 and  D Minor 7.   He will then demonstrate how you can put these chords into practice by teaching you  5 cool chord progressions. Tip: Slow Down!  Make sure you are playing these chord progressions very slowly in the beginning.  This is very … [Read more...]

Learn a New Chord Progression for Acoustic Guitar

Here is a awesome new chord progression for you to learn today using  basic beginner guitar chords that you are probably already familiar with.  This is a beautiful progression and very reminiscent of classic rock.   If you are just starting out on acoustic guitar, then this particular chord progression may be new to you.  Most beginners stay within their comfort zone playing the same … [Read more...]

Learn How To Spice Up your Open Guitar Chords

Learn how to take the basic beginner guitar chords that you probably already know and add some new color to them with this free beginner guitar lesson. In the following lesson, David Taub from Next Level Guitar demonstrates how to change things up a bit and make your basic chords a bit more interesting and enjoyable to play.   He begins by taking an ordinary D Major Guitar Chord … [Read more...]

Easy and Faster Chord Changes for Acoustic Guitar

One of the more challenging hurdles that beginner guitarists face is chord changes.  Learning the actual chords is difficult enough, but changing between those chords you just learned can be even harder.  Not to worry...  The following video lesson from the folks over at Guitar Tricks has some great tips on changing between chords easier and faster.  The trick, as Neal Walter demonstrates below, … [Read more...]

A6 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chord A6 with this free guitar lesson. The A6 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 6 positions (A, C#, E and F#) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A. The chord chart below demonstrates how to play the A6 Chord.   I classified this song as a basic beginner guitar chord because you only need one finger to play it, but it … [Read more...]

Asus2 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

Learn how to play the Asus2 guitar chord with this free lesson. The Asus2 (also known as A suspended 2, A Suspended 2nd) is found by locating the 1, 2 and 5 positions (A, B and E) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A.  See the chord chart below for an illustration of this. Asus2 Chord Notes: A, B and E Here is a key that will help you read the chart: Video Demo The … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords In The Key Of D Major

So you would like to know what guitar chords are in the key of D Major?  This is an excellent area of study for guitarists especially those of you who would like to someday play with other musicians. Basic Chords in the Key of D Below are basic chords that you find in the Key of D Major.  These are not the only chords within this key.  There are more that we will cover below, but for now, lets … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords In The Key of C Major

So you would like to know what chords are in the key of C Major?  Learning about the keys of music  is a very important area of study for musicians, especially for those of you who may be interested in playing with other musicians.  It will come in very handy when you have the ability to automatically play in any key. I hope to make a whole series of posts on this topic starting with the Key of … [Read more...]

Am9 Guitar Chord Lesson for the Beginner

Learn how to play the Am9 guitar chord (also known as A minor 9, A Minor 9th) with this free beginner chord lesson. This lesson will cover a very simple way to play the A Minor 9 chord.  There are other ways to play this chord, but I wanted to introduce the easiest way so you will be able to play this beautiful, jazzy sounding chord. The A Minor 9  Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7, … [Read more...]

Am11 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Learn how to play the Am11 guitar chord (also known as A minor 11, A Minor 11th) with this free beginner chord lesson. The A Minor 11 Chord  is found by locating the 1,  b3,  5,  b7,  9,  11 steps of the  A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G# , or the notes A, C, E, G, B and D.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the A Major Scale (C#) a … [Read more...]

E6 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the E6 (also known as E Major Sixth, EMaj6, E Major 6th) chord, with this free guitar lesson. The E6 Chord is found in the E Major Scale: E F# G# A B C# D# E. It is made up of the 1 , 3, 5 and 6 of this scale. Meaning the notes E, G#, B and C#. E6 Chord notes: E G# B C# Make sure to scroll down for a Guitar Chord Chart on the E Major 6 chord. Here is a key that will help … [Read more...]

Fm6 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chord F Minor 6 (Also known as Fm6 or F Minor 6th) with this free guitar chord lesson. Technically speaking, the chord shape you will learn in this lesson is a chord inversion.  This means that instead of the bass or lowest note of the chord being an "F", it is a "D". This chord is found by locating the 1,(b3), 5 and 6 positions of the F Major … [Read more...]

Dm11 Guitar Chord

The D Minor 11 Chord  is found by locating the 1,  b3,  5,  b7,  9,  11 steps of the  D Major Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C# , or the notes D, F, A, C, E and G.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the D Major Scale (F#) a 1/2 step to a "F". The "b7" symbol translates to "Flattened 7th" , which means we simply lower the 7th step of the D … [Read more...]

Csus4 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chord Csus4 (also known as C Suspended 4) with this free guitar lesson. The Csus4 Chord is a fairly easy guitar chord to play. Just like the C Major Chord, this chord is also found in the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C. It is made up of the 1, 4 and 5 of the C Major scale. Meaning the notes C, F and G. We are replacing the E note of the C Major chord … [Read more...]

Basic Beginner Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn To Play Em9

Beginner Guitar Chord Lesson - Learn To Play Em9 Learn how to play the Em9 chord with this free guitar lesson. The Em9 (also known as E Minor 9, E Minor 9th) is a beautiful, haunting, jazzy sounding chord. Once you play it you will understand why.   It is also a very easy basic beginner guitar chord. The E Minor 9 Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7, 9  steps of the  E Major Scale: … [Read more...]

Basic Beginner Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn To Play Esus4

Easy Beginner Guitar Chord  Tutorial - Learn to Play Esus4 Learn how to play the easy basic beginner guitar chord Esus4 with this free guitar lesson. The Esus4 guitar chord (also known as E Suspended 4) is found in the E Major Scale: E  F# G# A  B  C# D# E. It is made up of the 1 , 4 and 5  of this scale. Meaning the notes E, A and B. Continue scrolling down this post for a chord chart and … [Read more...]

Easy Beginner Guitar Chord – Learn To Play D6

Basic Beginner Guitar Chord Lesson - Learn How to Play D6 Learn how to play the easy basic beginner guitar chord D6 with this free guitar lesson. The D6 Guitar Chord is found in the D Major Scale: D E F# G A B C# D. It is made up of the 1, 3, 5 and 6 positions of this scale, or  the notes D, F#,  A and B. D6 Chord Notes: D, F#, A and B Here is a key that will help you read the … [Read more...]

A7sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

The A7sus4 Chord is found by first locating the 1, 4, 5,b7 (A, D,E and G) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A.  The b7, or "Flattened 7th" is just the seventh note of the A Major scale flattened a half  step or semitone to the "G" note. So the notes of the A7sus4 Chord are: A, D, E and G The A7sus4 chord chart diagram below will illustrate how to finger this chord on your guitar. … [Read more...]

Csus2 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chord Csus2 (also known as C Suspended 2 or plain old C2 guitar chord) with this free guitar lesson.   The C Suspended 2 Chord is found in the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C. It is made up of the 1, 2, and 5 of the C Major scale. Meaning the notes C, D and G. Csus2 Chord Notes: C D G Here is a key that will help you read the … [Read more...]

G6 Guitar Chord Lesson

The G6 Guitar Chord  is found in the G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# G. It is made up of the 1, 3, 5 and 6 of this scale. Meaning the notes G, B, D and E. G6 Chord notes: G B D and E If you refer to the chord chart diagram below, you will see how to finger this chord.  You will notice that the fingering is very much like the G Major chord only you are removing your fourth finger from the G … [Read more...]

G7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The G7 Guitar Chord (also known as a Dominant G 7th Chord)  is found in the G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# G. It is made up of the 1, 3, 5 and b7 positions of this scale. Meaning the notes G, B, D and F. The "b7" symbol translates to a "flattened 7th" which simply means that we take the 7th step of the G Major Scale, "F#" and flatten it by a 1/2 step to arrive at our "F" note. This chord is … [Read more...]

Dm7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The D Minor 7 Chord (also known as Dm7,D Minor 7th) is found by locating the 1, b3, 5, b7 steps of the  D Major Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, or the notes D, F, A and C.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the D Major Scale (F#) a 1/2 step to an "F". The "b7" symbol translates to "Flattened 7th" , which means we simply lower the 7th step of … [Read more...]

B7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the B7 Guitar Chord with this free lesson.  I added this post under "Basic Beginner" Chords as it is a basic 7th Chord that all beginners should know, but it is however one of the harder 7th chords to finger. The B7 Guitar Chord (also known as the Dominant B 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real … [Read more...]

Em6 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Em6 (also known as E Minor 6, E Minor Sixth) guitar chord with this free beginner chord lesson. The E Minor 6 Guitar Chord is a basic beginner guitar chord and fairly easy to play.  The only snag you may run into with this chord is fitting all three fingers within the same fret. The E Minor 6 Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , 6 steps of the  E Major Scale: E, F#, … [Read more...]

Em7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Em7 guitar chord (also known as E minor 7, E Minor 7th) with this free beginner chord lesson. The E Minor 7 Guitar Chord is a basic beginner guitar chord and very easy to play. The E Minor 7 Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7 steps of the  E Major Scale: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, or the notes E, G, B and D..  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which … [Read more...]

Easy B Minor Guitar Chord Tutorial

The purpose of the following post is to teach you how to play an easy version of the more difficult B Minor Chord.  The more popular version of this chord is usually a barre chord played on the 2nd fret. As a  beginner , I know that as a beginner, you cringe at the thought of having to play B  or barre chords.  Since many cool songs call for this particular chord, it can be extremely frustrating. … [Read more...]

How to Play the Dsus2 Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play the Dsus2 guitar chord with this free guitar lesson. There are several different ways to play the Dsus2 chord, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post. The Dsus2 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 2 and 5 positions (D, E and A) of the D Major Scale: D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#. So the notes of the Dsus2 chord are: D E A. Here is a key that will help … [Read more...]

Learn How to Play the Bm7 Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play the B Minor 7 (also known as Bm7) guitar chord with this free guitar lesson.  With some practice, this chord is fairly easy to finger.  It may be a bit awkward in the beginning as all three fingers are on the same fret, but with enough practice, this chord will become easy. The B Minor 7 Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7 steps of the  B Major Scale: B, C#, D#, E, … [Read more...]

How to Play the Dsus4 Chord on Guitar

The Dsus4 Chord (also known as D sus 4 or D suspended 4) is definitely one of the easier beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post. The Dsus4 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 4 and 5 positions (D, G and A) of the D Major Scale: D E F# G A B C# D. So the notes of the Dsus4 Chord are: … [Read more...]

Asus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

The Asus4 (A sus 4, A suspended 4) Guitar Chord is definitely one of the easier basic beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post. The ASuS4 Chord is found by locating the 1, 4 and 5 (A, D and E) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A. So the notes of the ASuS 4 Chord are: A D E. The … [Read more...]

Am7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Am7 guitar chord (also known as A minor 7, A Minor 7th) with this free beginner chord lesson. The A Minor 7 Guitar Chord is a basic beginner guitar chord and very easy to play. The A Minor 7 Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 , b7 steps of the  A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, or the notes A, C, E and G.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which … [Read more...]

Cadd9 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Cadd9 guitar chord with this free beginner lesson. The Cadd9 chord is simply a C Major Chord with an added 9th or D note. Chord Playing Tips: Be sure that you are pressing down on the strings hard enough and play each string one at a time to make sure you have a nice clean sound. If any of the strings buzz or sound muted, then something is not right. Video … [Read more...]

A Major 7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The A Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as A Major Seventh, AMaj7 or AMajor 7th), like the other Major Seventh Chords, is a beautiful dreamy and jazzy sounding chord, and fairly easy to play. The A Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions (A, C#, E and G#) of the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A. The chord diagram chart below demonstrates how to play the AMaj7 … [Read more...]

Gmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The G Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as G Major Seventh, GMaj7 or G Major 7th), like the other Major Seventh Chords, is a beautiful dreamy sounding chord, but is a bit more challenging to play when compared to the other Major 7 chords. It is going to take a bit of practice to get your fingers used to this chord position. The G Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions … [Read more...]

Fmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson For Beginners

The F Major 7 guitar chord (also known as F Major Seventh, FMaj7 or F Major 7th), like the other Major Seventh Chords,  is a beautiful dreamy sounding chord.  It is also quite easy to play. The F Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions (F, A, C and E) of the F Major Scale: F G A Bb C D E F.  The chord diagram chart below demonstrates how to play the FMaj7 … [Read more...]

Emaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The E Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as E Major Seventh, EMaj7 or E Major 7th) is a beautiful, dreamy and jazzy sounding chord. The E Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions (E, G#, B and D#) of the E Major Scale: E F# G# A B C# D# E. The chord diagram chart below demonstrates how to play the EMaj7 Chord. Notes of the E Major 7th Chord: E G# B D Here is a key … [Read more...]

Dmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The D Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as D Major Seventh, DMaj7 or D Major 7th) is a beautiful, dreamy and jazzy sounding chord. It is a fairly easy chord to play as it only requires that you press down three strings on the second fret. The D Major 7th Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions (D, F#, A and C#) of the D Major Scale: D E  F# G  A  B  C# D.  The chord diagram chart … [Read more...]

C Major 7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The C Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as C Major Seventh, CMaj7) is a beautiful, dreamy sounding chord. It is often used in Jazz Guitar.  It is a basic beginner chord and very easy to play.  There are several different ways to play this chord, but this lesson will demonstrate the easiest way. The C Major 7 Chord is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5  and 7 positions (C, E, G and B) of the C Major … [Read more...]

Guitar Practice Routine – Chord Change Exercise

A difficult hurdle to overcome as a beginner guitar player is mastering your chord changes. You must be able to change from one chord to another quickly and without error. You are likely to get frustrated in the beginning as your fingers won't do what you want them to do.  This is normal and it will take time for you to develop what's called "Muscle Memory".  Muscle Memory develops from … [Read more...]

Easy C7 Guitar Chord for Beginners

The C7 Chord (also known as the Dominant C 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post. The C7 Chord is found by first … [Read more...]

Easy D7 Guitar Chord for Beginners

The D7 Chord (also known as the Dominant D 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest ways in the following post. See the chord charts below for … [Read more...]

A7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The A7 Guitar Chord (also known as a Dominant A 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest way in the following post. The A7 Chord is found by … [Read more...]

E7 Guitar Chord Lesson for Beginners

The E7 Chord (also known as a Dominant E 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play. There are a several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest ways in the following post. The E7 Chord is found by first … [Read more...]