Lesson 4: Your First Chords

In this lesson we want to look at your first chords. We're going to do 4 string versions because these are easier to finger than versions that use all 6 strings. With these chords you will be able to start strumming along with simple songs almost right away.

We're going to begin by playing in the key of G. Songs are played in a specific "key", and each key tends to use specific chords. For example, when you are playing in the key of G the chords you will use will usually be G Major, C Major and D Major. These are the chords we will begin with: G, C and D.

Chords for G Major - on 4 Strings

Play Along Songs in the key of G

The chords are indicated above the staff. We will discuss strumming in the next lesson.

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