Easy Guitar Chords

Learn Easy Guitar Chords

If you're new to guitar, learning a few easy guitar chords is a great way to jump start your playing. Of course, you'll still want to learn how to read sheet music and guitar tabs, but the chords pictured in this slideshow will help speed you on your way. Each image shows which fingers to place near particular frets in order to strum a particular chord. Once you learn these basic chords, you can move on to mastering more complicated chord fingerings. Just pause on any chord to give it a try.

C Major

Place your first finger on the fifth string near the first fret.
Place your second finger on the third string near the second fret.
Place your third finger on the second string near the third fret.

Chord D Major

Place your first finger on the fourth string near the second fret.
Place your second finger on the sixth string near the second fret.
Place your third finger on the fifth string near the third fret.

Chord E Major

Place your first finger on the fourth string near the first fret.
Place your second finger on the second string near the second fret.
Place your third finger on the third string near the second fret.

Chord F Major

Place your first finger on the first string near the first fret. This finger must also hold down the fifth and sixth strings near the first fret.
Place your second finger on the fourth string near the second fret.
Place your third finger on the second string near the third fret.
Place your fourth finger on the third string near the third fret.

Chord G Major

Place your first finger on the second string near the second fret.
Place your second finger on the first string near the third fret.
Place your third finger on the sixth string near the third fret.

Chord A Major

Place your first finger on the third string near the second fret.
Place your second finger on the fourth string near the second fret.
Place your third finger on the fifth string near the second fret.

Chord B Flat Major

Place your first finger on the second string near the first fret.
Place your second finger on the third string near the third fret.
Place your third finger on the fourth string near the third fret.
Place your fourth finger on the fifth string near the third fret.

For many more chords, visit LTK's printable guitar chord chart to use as a handy reference.

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Easy Guitar Chords