To play basic guitar chords, position the fingers on the fretboard and strum the appropriate strings. Giving the chords a pleasant sound requires the player to have strong strumming technique and knowledge of where the f... More »

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Beginner guitarists can learn chords by consulting a chord chart or by experimentation. If the player already has a background in musical theory and is switching to guitar, he can begin by constructing chords starting fr... More »

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The bass guitar doesn't lend itself well to playing chords the same way lead guitar does, because the low pitches of the notes can sound muddy when played simultaneously. A standard four-string bass contains strings tune... More »

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Some basic guitar chords include E minor, C major, G major and D major. These chords are commonly written as Em, C, G and D, respectively. When the chords are written in sheet music, the letter alone is assumed to be the... More »

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Unlike standard guitar tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E low to high), lap steel guitars are tuned to open and extended chords such as G, G6, C6, C, D and A. There are six strings on a standard lap steel guitars, but the instrument is... More »

Beginner guitarists can learn chords by consulting a chord chart or by experimentation. If the player already has a background in musical theory and is switching to guitar, he can begin by constructing chords starting fr... More »

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The D major chord is played on the lowest three strings of the guitar. The index finger is placed on the second fret of the third string, the middle finger on the third fret of the first string and the third finger on th... More »

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