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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.

Lesson 1: Strumming pattern

Know to strum Guitar
This step should not be skipped because it is the essential thing to be learn. Without learning this
step you cannot move forward with the lesson.
So, please practice it daily for 15-20 mins and when you feel stress please give breaks in-between
and after you get relaxed again go back to strumming.
Follow the few steps below:
Firstly, hold the pluck very firmly not too tight nor so loose.

——–Down stroke strum for 3 mins and give break for 2 mins. {Do this twice}

——-UP Stoke for 3 mins and give break for 2 mins. {Do this for twice

Description about guitar:

Guitar is a 6 string instrument which is played by fingers or by the pluck. Just I want to go directly to the basics of guitar as I don’t want you to tell more about the history about the guitar past.

You can see the picture below for the parts of the guitar.

Know basics about music

Before we start, we need to know the basic details or basic theory regarding the music. Let me explain in short.The natural notes of any music are 7 notes which are C, D, E, F, G, A, B.

The accidental notes or chromatic notes are consist of sharps (#) or flats ( b).

C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B.

Above is also called as Octave.

The chords are consisting of 3 or 2 notes to form a chord.

KNOW About Frets whole steps and Half steps. What does it means? this question will definately will arise in your mind.

Distance between two notes are called intervals. Music will combine these half note and whole note. You need to understand this half and whole notes to make the music melody. Each fret is known as half step and two frets are equal to whole step.

Major scale = WS – WS– HS – WS – WS– WS – HS.

{WS= Whole Step; HS= Half Step}

Future explanation regarding theory of guitar lesson, I will show you in further teaching as it will easy to learn and understand.

Tuning A Guitar

First of all before begin to learn or practice you need to do is tune your guitar, because without proper tuning your guitar if you start practice it would be waste of time as you will unable to play the proper tone and it will also difficult to find exact tone of your guitar while playing a song.

Generally the tuning of Guitar should be STANDARD TUNING.

The tuning should be E B G D A E. You can find guitar tuning app in the play store and you can easily tune it.

Lets Get Started…….