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by Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell. Guitar. FOR. DUMmIES‰ . Chapter 4: The Easiest Way to Play: Basic Major and Minor Chords. Here's a collection of resources that will help you learn how to play the guitar. Be sure to download the free guitar pdf ebooks and music theory reference sheets. For general information on our other products and services, please contact our Customer Care For Dummies, and Guitar Exercises For Dummies (Wiley).

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Throughout the book, you will get my advice and recommendations on various features, including how much I recommend spending. How to download the Best Guitar for You will give you recommendations on these questions and many more so you can download with confidence. Before I show you a chord chart, look at this picture, and memorize the order of the fingers.

Memorize The Finger Numbers Got it? But I will have you learn the A chord in this lesson. The name of the chord is at the top.

The Xs and Os will be discussed below. The horizontal lines represent the frets. The vertical lines represent the strings. The black dots represent where to place your fingers. The numbers on the black dots represent which fingers are recommended. If there is a thick line at the top, it represents the nut of the guitar, and you can use that as your reference regarding finger placement on the frets.

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If the nut is not shown, you will see a number to the left of the diagram. Any numbers to the left side indicate the fret number. Place your fingers appropriately according to the fret number indicated by the diagram.

Imagine your guitar standing with the neck pointing straight up in the air vertically. What you are seeing in these charts represents that orientation.

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The X is an indication of a string that should not be played. This means that the string should be muted somehow. Depending on which string it is, you can use other fingers to mute the string, or you could just not strum or pick that string. Same thing for that E9. This allows you to take advantage of the notes of whatever tuning you are in by using the un-fretted strings.

However, you must be careful not to let your fingers on adjacent strings accidentally mute or dampen the sound of strings you are playing open. Look carefully at the pictures below, and see how I am holding down the strings at a high enough angle as to not touch adjacent strings that are to be played open.

E Minor Quite honestly, this is probably the easiest chord for a beginner to learn. NOTE: My index finger is not touching any string there, even though it looks like it from the picture.

Do take note, however the way my 2nd and 3rd middle and ring fingers are not touching adjacent strings. This allows the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings to ring open, cleanly. C Major The C Major is one of the most useful chords to know. Get used to playing this one. It is obviously great for songs in the key of C Major, but also G Major as well.

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It is the 5 V chord of that key.This F Major chord is called a barre chord. This allows you to take advantage of the notes of whatever tuning you are in by using the un-fretted strings.


Leyenda melody in the bass and Siciliano Melody in the top voice as a basic requirement before moving to the next book. A minor, open position.

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