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Four Powerful Tips To Learn the Guitar Chords Quickly

George Balibrera

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There is no secret to learn guitar fast, you already know this if you have been struggling for a few days now, and if you are looking for the key to master the guitar in one week, trust me, you will not find one.

To learn guitar chords could be a little bit hard at first, especially if you have never grabbed a guitar before in your entire life; your fingers are not accustomed to press the strings and the truth is they don’t have enough strength to play the chords properly the first time you learn them.

I recall when I started to play guitar, learning the chords was not that hard for me because I was a kid back then, so I had plenty of time off to practice and the lessons I was getting were pretty helpful, never the less, the teacher that I had back then was an amateur guitar player, so all he taught me a thing or two, but not everything.

I want to give you a few tips that I think will be helpful for you to learn the chords quickly:

1. Start with E minor. E minor is the less difficult chord on the book, you just need two fingers, and the correct way to put them on the fret board is: you put your middle finger on the fifth string on the second fret and your ring finger on the same fret on the D string. For me this is the less complicated chord

2. Place your hand correctly for five seconds. When you are starting with the chords, your fingers are going to shake a little bit and it is possible that you will touch more than one string with each finger, make a tiny effort to do the right figure, press the strings for five seconds and be sure each string sounds right, then let go. Rest your fingers for about thirty seconds and try again, this will help you play the chords correctly faster.

3. The F chord and the B chord are the last ones. These chords are a little bit tricky because you have to put your index finger across the fret board touching all the six strings, so dominate all the others first and then start doing step number three or tip number three to learn the F chord and the B chord.

4. Practice changing the chords. This will help you get some speed on your left hand (right hand if you are left handed), start making easy changes first, for example from E minor to A minor, or you could try changing from C to D, and eventually make your own combinations, or you can just play them all from C to B like this: C-D-E-F-G-A-B and then backwards.

I always say that to learn guitar is not a destination, is a journey; the reason I believe that is because you never finish learning everything about the guitar, there is always something new or different to learn or to create. Good luck.

G. Balibrera is an experienced guitarist with over a decade teaching guitar. Learning Guitar Online can be fun and exciting when you have the proper method to learn. Download Jamorama at the best price and Learn To Play Guitar Online right away.


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