How to Play Guitar Chords

In order to play your favorite song, you’ll need to learn guitar chords. Use the images and instructions below to learn how to play each chord. The ChordBuddy device can be used for assistance in knowing where to place your fingers In the images the circles represent where you will be placing your fingers (I=index, M=middle finger, R=ring finger, P=pinky). The X’s represent strings that you will not be strumming while the O represents strings that will be played without any frets.

 

How to Play the D Chord

  1. Place your index finger on the third string at the second fret, your middle finger on the first string at the second fret, and your ring finger on the second string at the third fret.
  2. Leave the fourth string open.
  3. Strum the bottom four strings.
  4. Pay attention to the sound. That’s the D-chord!

 

How to Play the C Chord

  1. Place your index finger on the second string at the first fret, your middle finger on the fourth string at the second fret, and your ring finger on the fifth string at the third fret.
  2. Leave the first and second strings open.
  3. Strum the bottom five strings and you’ll hear the C Chord!

 

How to Play the G Chord

  1. Place your middle finger on the fifth string at the second fret, your ring finger on the sixth string at the third fret, and your pinky finger on the first string at the third fret.
  2. Leave strings two, three, and four open.
  3. Strum all strings. That’s the G Chord!

How to Play The E-minor Chord

  1. Place your middle finger on the fifth string at the second fret and your ring finger on the fourth string at the second fret.
  2. Leave strings one, two, three, and six open.
  3. Strum all strings. That’s the E-minor Chord!

There you have it! Practice these chords and you’re well on your way to playing the guitar.

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