How to Play Easy Guitar Chords

by Sara Pederson

Supplies

  • A Guitar
  • Guitar Pick
  • Tuner
  • A Quiet Area
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    1.) Go to a quiet place with your guitar.

    Step 2

    2.) Tune your guitar so the strings are on the right pitch.

    Step 3

    3.) Before you play, become familiar with the parts of the guitar.

    Step 4

    4.) Note what the letters each string are (from lowest to highest note) E, A, D, G, B, and E.

    Step 5

    5.) Look at the different fret boards and count the frets as fret 1 at the top of the guitar, 2 next, and so on.

    Step 6

    6.) Hold your guitar with the fret board going to the left and the lowest e string closet to you.

    Step 7

    7.) The first chord you will play is a G Major.

    Step 8

    8.) To play your first chord, place your middle finger on the 3rd fret E string.

    Step 9

    9.) Next, place your pointer finger on the 2nd fret A string.

    Step 10

    10.) Then, place your ring finger on the 3rd fret B string.

    Step 11

    11.) Last, put your pinky on the 3rd fret, high E string.

    Step 12

    12.) Now that you have all your fingers in the correct places, with your right hand using a pick, strum all the strings on the sound hole.

    Step 13

    13.) It may be hard at first to get all the strings to sound out, but keep trying and practicing!

    Step 14

    14.) The next chord is a D Major.

    Step 15

    15.) To play a D Major chord, place your middle finger on the 2nd fret G string.

    Step 16

    16.) Next, place your pointer finger on the high E 2nd Fret.

    Step 17

    17.) Then, place your ring finger on 3rd fret A string.

    Step 18

    18.) Lastly, strum the 4 highest strings, (starting at the D string, and down) on the sound hole with your pick.

    Step 19

    19.) You just played a D Major chord!

    Step 20

    20.) The last chord you will play is a C Major.

    Step 21

    21.) Place your pointer finger on the 1st fret B string.

    Step 22

    22.) Next, place your middle finger on the 2nd fret D string.

    Step 23

    23.) Lastly, place your ring finger on the 3rd fret A string.

    Step 24

    24.) Strum all the strings but the low E in the sound hole.

    Step 25

    25.) Now you can switch off playing these 3 chords and get a good sounding song!

    Step 26

    26.) Add your own strumming beat, and keep practicing!

    Step 27

    Thanks for reading!