Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners​

//Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners​

Easy Guitar Chords For Beginners​

Looking for easy guitar chords to impress your little sister? Then you’re on the right page. Relax yourself and take your beloved instrument, you’re about to start.

Please note that you will not learn any barre chords in this section, which will be covered soon enough on another page.

1. E chords

These chords are probably among the easiest to do with a guitar. Why? Because in standard tuning, you already have 2 E notes you can play without placing any finger on the fretboard. Let’s see how to do an E minor first:

And the E Major (also called E):

2. A Chords

These chords are a bit trickier. You’ll see a red circle for the first string. It means that it should not be played. But if you want to let it ring, you can, as the note ‘E’ is part of A Minor and Major chords. However, it sounds really nicer without the first string played. It’s just a matter of choice. Here’s how we do an A Minor:

And now the A chord. There’s a debate about the fingers order. Using your second, third, and fourth finger works. You can also place the index between the major and the ring finger. There’s absolutely no rule.

3. D chords

For these chords, two strings should not be hit. But again, as the A note is part of the D chords, it’s really up to you if you want to make the 5th string ring or not. Here’s how we do a D minor:

Same process for the D chord, the first two strings are not played.

4. C chord.

C Minor is a bit more difficult to do as an open chord so we will just concentrate on C Major. However, we will see two ways of doing this chord, which are both quite simple.

(Note : if you have a capo, you can do a C Minor by putting your capo on the third case, and do an A minor shape).

Here’s the first way to make a C:

And now here’s the second way, a bit harder than the previous one.

5. G Chord

As for C, G Minor is not easy to do as an open chord. What you can do though, if you have a capo, is to place it on the third case and make a E Minor shape. Now, how to do a G Major? I will give you two ways. Here’s the first one:

And here’s the alternative:

7. F Chords

F Major and Minor are usually done with barre chords (or with a capo). So what we will see right now is not a basic chord, even if it’s used quite often. It’s actually F Maj7 and done like this:

And now the alternate position for F Maj7 – to be a little more accurate, this one is actually called F Maj7/C.

Please note that you can also make a mini barre on the first two strings, at the first case, so you can do a F Major. It could be a little more challenging for you but it’s worth the try.

8. More easy guitar chords?

There are plenty of them. I gave you here probably the most used open chords. Do you want a third page covering more simple guitar chords? Simply leave a comment below this article.

This page is an amazing way to find out how a chord sounds without even trying it.

By |2017-09-20T16:40:17+00:00September 20th, 2017|Guitar Music Theory|4 Comments

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  1. John ツ January 10, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Great website Ben. Thanks for taking the time to share this easy to follow method. I owned a guitar since I was a teenager (now 73 yrs old). I have never been a pro but just liked to entertain and learn new songs. I have learned a few “tricks” on here and I know of someone who will be very grateful when I share your website with him.

    I love visiting your website as I always find something new and useful.

    I look forward to your next article.

    Best wishes,

    John ツ

    • Ben January 10, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your kind words and sharing my website, John! Glad it has been of some help.


  2. Sylvia January 12, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    This looks like a great spot for my son to come and learn how to begin to play the guitar I bought him for Christmas. I love the way you have just to show the position of the fingers as he’s learning how to play certain records.
    I don’t know anything about the Guitar, he wanted one and that’s all I know. I will send him to this site, to this story to learn how to play. Thank you. Maybe in reading this story he’ll like some of your ideas and it will guide him in his journey to learn how to play

    • Ben January 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Sylvia, great to hear your son is interested in guitar!

      And thanks for telling him about my website! There are guitar lessons here adapted to beginners, and that should normally suit his needs.


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