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Basic Chords family for Beginners

Note: Based on the key of the family you need to play chords inside that family. If you know these family chords you can easily play any songs which you like.

This lesson will make you play guitar more and your intrest will become more to master in it. You have to learn these chord family and you will play any song based the key of the family. Key of the family is nothing but the head of the family in my terms.

Example: Take G as a Key(Family Head)  So for this family they Guitar Chords will be G, C & D {Basic family} you should revolve in this family vice versa, once you master in this family we will move to advance chord family.

While playing this chord keep your ear open so that at some point you can identify which chord you are playing.

Table for Chord family

Note: Capital Roman letter (I, IV, V) indicate Major chord and (i, ii, vi) indicates minor chord. There is an exception for the F family which is (F, Bb, C).

For basic chord family take chords from the table of (I, IV, V).

Lesson 2: Chord Position

Lesson 2

Chords and their Position

Hello!!! Guys Once you know the basic strumming patterns like up and down strokes and holding a pluck the next lesson will be the chord position. Here the main role will be played by the left hand(For Right Hander) and right hand(For Left hander).

I just want to share my experience in learning the chords. When I was beginner the most comfortable chord position was D Chords as you plug it easily. So I will start the positioning with D Chords. Below is the chord daigram:

Once you are comfortable with the positioning try to pluck the string individually and it ring when you pluck and try to hold the position till it ring.

After learning D Chord the descending easy chord are G Major, Em etc below are the diagram of the chords:

G Chord
Em chord
a minor chord
C Chord

After learning these chord accurately as mentioned before that while placing a position the each string should ring. While learning this position you may feel pain . Whenever you feel pain please take some rest and again start to play these chord. Once you are comfortable with these chords, you can start playing with a song. I will give you few example of basic songs which you can play in guitar by using chords family.
The most important thing is timing and its changing of the chords. I am gonna show you in further classes.