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Jazz chords

In this section, you will learn about jazz guitar playing and in particular learn some useful chords and common chord progressions.

Useful chords to learn first

The first chords you chord learn if you want to get a jazzy guitar sound are the Major and Minor 7th. The chords create another color to the sound than the usual major chords. These are known as major seventh chords:

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Easy chords for beginners

Guitar chords for beginners are something that lots of people are asking for. Chords seem to be one of the first things you learn on the guitar and to know a couple of easy guitar chords is a great way to get started – many songs are actually consisting of only three to four chords. If you find the chords presented here still too hard try the guide to “the easiest guitar chord”.

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Guitar Hero 3 Songs – Level by Level!

The Guitar Hero series of games for different platforms is one of the best and most entertaining of any music-oriented gaming series. The latest installment, Guitar Hero 3, is one of the greatest video games to be introduced to the public! Because of it’s vast popularity, many people search the internet to find Guitar Hero 3 songs and songlists for the game. In this article, we’ll show you a pretty comprehensive list of Guitar Hero 3 Songs, at different levels of the game!…

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Barre chords

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Barre chords on the guitar can be quite demanding in the beginning. To play a barre chord (can also be called bar chordor barré chord) you have to press down several strings with one finger at the same time, see picture to the right. This isn’t an easy thing to do before the involved muscles have been strengthened. But all there’s to it are patience as you by time will get stronger.
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Open chords

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The most common chords often used by so-called singer-songwriters are the open chords. These chords are, however, common in lot’s of styles. They are known as open chords because some of the strings are played without a finger placed on them.

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How to place the fingers

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There are two fundamental things for learning chords: 1) which strings to press down on which frets positions; 2) which fingers that are involved and the placement of them. The first subject is presented in diagrams all over the site, here we will focus on the second matter.

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How to read chord diagrams

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The chord chart or diagram is a schematic presentation of a chord, in this case for the guitar.Chord charts are the easiest way to learn how chords should be played. If you are uncertain how to interpret charts this guide will teach you.

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The easiest guitar chords

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Ok, so you are a complete beginner and want to have the easiest possible start on your guitar journey. The standard way to begin playing guitar is to learn some really easy chords and this is exactly that we should do here. We get underway with one finger chords, and then continue with two finger chords and finally look into easy chords including three fingers.

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Learn all about how to play guitar chords

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Playing a guitar chord is essentially to play several strings on the guitar with one hand at the same time you have some fingers pressed down with the other hand. So in other words, first position your left-hand fingers according to a certain chord shapes (more about actual shapes later) and when play one or many strings with your right hand. There are two main options: you can strum – you play over many strings – or you can pick – you play one string at a time.

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