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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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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Read a guitar chord diagram by learning the order of the strings and the symbols for fret positions, open strings and silenced strings. The guitar chord chart is organized from left to right with the nut of the guitar at... More »

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Ukulele chord charts provide finger position diagrams for common ukulele chords. Finger positions depend on the tuning of the ukulele. Some ukulele chord charts provide chords for beginners, while others are designed for... More »

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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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Guitarists use guitar note charts to know the names of the notes on each string, to understand the formation of chords and to read guitar tablature. Chord charts and tablature are two different but closely related ways t... More »

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Tabs4Acoustic.com and ResoundSchool.com are two sites that offer valuable instructions on reading guitar chord charts. Both sites show diagrams of chords and explain what each symbol means. Tabs4Acoustic shows a diagram ... More »

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