Written by Ivan Rivera from IvanRivera.BandCamp.com
Chords are usually the first thing we learn on guitar and they build the foundation for a lot of what we do. I remember the first time I strummed a chord all the way through and it rang through my room and all the strings sounded clean. It’s a great and proud feeling that instills a feeling a progress and I see that in my students. It’s a great feeling every single time. But getting these chords to ring out nicely without any muted strings is only the first step in the journey of guitar and rhythm playing.
There are plenty of online resources that go into great detail when explaining music theory. However, I find that most of these resources are overly complex and packed full of unnecessary jargon. My goal with this article is to use plain English to describe the basic music theory that every guitarist needs to know.
When it comes to chords there are thousands of chords to choose from. Playing the same major and minor chords again and again gets boring. Here are a few types of chords to explore for fun.
These chords can be used to add flavour to your guitar playing. To create that extra tension and suspense in your playing. Different chords can be used to add extra colours in your playing. Some are so easy that you need to add just one extra note in the triads that you play.
Written by www.4guitar.co.uk
When starting out on guitar, it really helps you to keep motivated if you can grab a few easy wins. With that in mind, here is a list of easy guitar songs that only use 3 chords. It isn’t always the case that songs with fewer chords are easier to play but it can certainly help matters!