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E Minor Guitar Chord Variations for Beginners (fingering + charts)

E Minor Guitar Chord Variations for Beginners (fingering + charts)

The E minor chord on the guitar is a pretty important chord to learn about. You will certainly utilize this specific chord in a great many songs, subsequently learning it well is necessary if you wish to play your favorite songs on the instrument.

In this post, I will show you several ways to play the E minor chord if you're a beginner. You're also going to discover more challenging variations of the E minor guitar chord at the bottom of the lesson, along with the barre chord version.

Let's start out with some simplified music theory concerning the E minor guitar chord. ...

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5 Easy Ways to Play the D Major Guitar Chord (charts + fingering)

5 Easy Ways to Play the D Major Guitar Chord (charts + fingering)

The D major guitar chord is a critical chord to master. You will make use of this specific chord in many songs, so perfecting it is vital if you'd like to play songs on the instrument.

In this post, I will teach you a few ways to learn the D major chord in case you're a new guitar student. You'll also discover tougher variations of the D major guitar chord towards the end of the post, along with the barre chord version.

We will start out with some simple music theory relating to the D major guitar chord.

Chords consist of three musical notes, implying you need to play 3 notes in order to make the D major chord. These notes are derived from the D major scale. ...

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How to Play the E Major Guitar Chord (alternatives, charts, fingering)

How to Play the E Major Guitar Chord (alternatives, charts, fingering)

The E major guitar chord is a vital chord to master. You will certainly utilize this chord in several songs, so learning it well is really important in order to play songs on the guitar.

In this post, I will give you several ways to tackle the E major chord in case you're a newbie. Additionally, you will find more difficult variations of the E major guitar chord at the bottom of the post, as well as the barre chord version.

We should start off with some music theory about the E major guitar chord. ...

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5 Easy G Major Guitar Chord Variations (with charts & fingering)

5 Easy G Major Guitar Chord Variations (with charts & fingering)

The G major chord on the guitar is an important chord to learn. You will use this chord in many songs, so learning it well is important if you want to play songs on the guitar.

On this page, I will show you several ways to play the G major chord if you are a beginner. You will also find harder voicings to the G major guitar chord at the end, including the barre chord version.

Let's start with some simple music theory about the G major guitar chord. ...

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4 Simple F Major Guitar Chord Variations (+ charts & fingering)

4 Simple F Major Guitar Chord Variations (+ charts & fingering)

The F major guitar chord is a key chord to master. You will apply this chord in a number of songs, which means that learning it well is crucial if you want to play your favorite songs on the instrument.

On this page, I will give you several ways to learn the F major chord if you're a newbie. Furthermore, you will find more complicated variations of the F major guitar chord at the bottom of the lesson, along with the barre chord version.

Now let's start off with some very simple music theory concerning the F major guitar chord.

Chords are comprised of 3 notes, which means you will need to play three notes in order to make the F major chord. All these notes are taken from the F major scale.

Which notes compose the F major chord?

The F major guitar chord is constructed from notes F, A, and C.

You'll discover several chord charts on this page. The numbers within the dots will tell you which finger on your hand goes where:

  • The 1st finger will be the index finger
  • The 2nd finger will be the middle finger
  • The 3rd finger is your ring finger
  • The 4th finger is your pinky

For anybody who is not acquainted with deciphering chord charts as of yet, learn them first.

chord-finger-numbers

Quickly learn how to form the F major chord on guitar

Here are several ways to play the F major chord on the guitar.

TIP: an excellent way to become familiar with a new guitar chord is to use the chord-on/chord-off method. You simply need to hold down the chord, strum, let it go, and start over.

Practice every single voicing a lot, and you are going to master them quickly.

Easiest F major chord for beginner guitar players

Here is the most straightforward way to finger the F major guitar chord. As you can observe from the chord chart directly below, you need 3 fingers to hold down this particular chord shape.

Very simple F major chord fingering

F Major Guitar Chord Finger Position Másolata

Here's how to form the F major chord:

  • Don't play the high E string.
  • Put your 1st finger on string B at fret 1. Also, this finger will mute the high E string by slightly touching it.
  • Put your 2nd finger onto string G at fret 2.
  • And your 3rd finger lines up on string D at fret 3.
  • The low E and A are not played.

Now strum the chord, making certain that all of the notes are clear.

F Guitar Chord 5

How exciting, you now know a F major chord!

The tone may seem a tad thin, but that is because you are playing only a few strings. Fuller sounding variants of the F major are next.

Standard F major chord

This variant of the F major chord is notably more challenging, but it sounds significantly fuller. If you are able to finger the easy alternative above, you will definitely want to get started learning this voicing as well.

Full F major chord fingering

F Major 3 Guitar Chord Finger Position

Here's how to hold down the full alternative of the F major chord:

  • Place your index finger onto strings B and E at fret 1, creating a barre.
  • Put your middle finger onto string G at fret 2.
  • The ring finger goes to string D at fret 3.
  • The low E and A are not played.

Pluck each string in the chord and make certain all of the notes are ringing cleanly.

This is the most commonly used chord shape of the F major guitar chord.

F Guitar Chord 4

This is a hard shape to learn when you are a beginner, but take comfort from knowing that it was hard for everybody at first. Practice it enough, and you'll get it.

It's a good idea to play songs that use this chord shape, since it gets you practicing it in a more casual way.

F major guitar chord variation

This is yet another variation of the F major chord, this is a commonly used one as well. This is actually an Fmaj7, but it works if all else fails.

Fmaj7 Guitar Chord Finger Position

Listed below are the finger positions to this variation of the F major.

  • The high E string is played open.
  • Place your index finger on string B at fret 1.
  • Now place the middle finger on string G on fret 2.
  • Your ring finger will go to string D on fret 3.
  • Again, the lowest 2 strings are not played.

And as always, pluck each string in the chord, and make certain the chord is ringing clearly.

F Guitar Chord 2

So now you know 3 different ways to play the F major, good job!

More versions of the F major guitar chord

There are actually lots of variants of this chord, you just learned the most popular variants.

Let me share the chord charts to many other alternatives of the F major chord.

When do you use which? It actually will depend on a few things:

  1. You will usually choose a voicing that is in close proximity to where you are on the fretboard already.
  2. The style of music may determine the place where you form the chord. For example, you play lower versions in metal, whereas in funk music, you play higher pitch ones.

Video guitar tutorial for inexperienced players on the F major chord

Since music is an audible form of art, here is a fantastic YouTube guitar lesson on the correct way to form the F major chord.

Take note of the teacher's fingers and wrist placement.

The F major barre chord

Barre chords are quite hard, so if you have only recently started learning to play the guitar, you should probably to stay with the less difficult variations for now.

If you have been learning guitar for a few months and would like to learn the right way to hold down the barre chord variation of the F major, read on.

We'll start with the E shape barre chord voicing of the F major, rooting on the 6th string. This is a hard barre chord, since you are at the 1st fret, meaning you need to exert a lot of pressure on the strings to keep them from buzzing.

F Major Barre Guitar Chord Finger Position

Here's how to play the F major barre chord rooting on the 6th string:

  • Use your 1st finger to form a barre across all of the strings at fret 1.
  • Now go ahead and arrange your other fingers to fret a regular E shape barre chord by putting your 2nd finger on string G at fret 2.
  • Your 3rd finger moves to string A at fret 3.
  • And finally your pinky onto string D at fret 3.

And remember, pluck each string in the chord and be sure the chord rings out nicely. You do not want to hear buzzing strings or muted notes.

F Guitar Chord 3

Barre chords are tricky, you'll have to practice them often.

An additional popular version of the F major chord makes use of the A shape barre chord.

F Major Barre 2 Guitar Chord Finger Position

Here's how to hold down the F major barre chord rooting on the 5th string:

  • First off, lay your index finger over strings 1-5 at fret 8.
  • Now go ahead and arrange the rest of your fingers to form a standard A shape barre chord by placing your ring finger on fret 10 on string D, G, and B.
  • Don't play the low E string.

And of course, pluck each string in the chord and ensure the chord is ringing clearly.

F Guitar Chord 1

As I said, barre chords are difficult. You should not expect to get good at them too quickly.

Practice a lot, you'll be able to perform the F major barre chord soon.

5 Beginner C Major Guitar Chord Voicings (+ charts & fingering)

5 Beginner C Major Guitar Chord Voicings (+ charts & fingering)

The C major chord on the guitar is an essential chord to learn about. You will certainly apply this chord in lots of songs, and thus learning it well is important if you would like to play songs on the guitar.

On this page, I will teach you several easy ways to play the C major chord in case you're a beginner. You will also discover more difficult variations of the C major guitar chord at the bottom of the lesson, along with the barre chord versions.

We should start out with some simple music theory about the C major guitar chord. ...

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3 Easy B7 Guitar Chord Variations with Finger Charts

3 Easy B7 Guitar Chord Variations with Finger Charts

The B7 chord on the guitar is an essential chord to master. You will certainly utilize this specific chord in numerous songs, so perfecting it is essential to be able to play your favorite songs on the instrument.

On this page, I will illustrate a few ways to learn the B7 chord if you are a new guitar student. You'll also discover harder variations of the B7 guitar chord towards the end of the post, along with the barre chord version.

We need to start off with some easy music theory concerning the B7 guitar chord. ...

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5 Easy A Minor Chord Variations on Guitar (Finger Charts)

5 Easy A Minor Chord Variations on Guitar (Finger Charts)

The A minor guitar chord is a fundamental chord to master. You will certainly work with this chord a number of songs, so perfecting it is important if you wish to play your favorite songs on the guitar.

In this post, I will illustrate a few ways to play the Am chord in case you're a newbie. You're also going to discover more complicated variations of the A minor guitar chord at the bottom of the lesson, including the barre chord version.

We should start off with some music theory concerning the A minor guitar chord. ...

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5 Easy A Major Guitar Chords (with Charts & Fingerings)

5 Easy A Major Guitar Chords (with Charts & Fingerings)

The A major guitar chord is a pretty important chord to master. You will certainly make use of this particular chord in a great many songs, and thus perfecting it is vital to be able to play your favorite songs on the instrument.

In this post, I will illustrate a few ways to play the A major chord in case you're a beginner. Furthermore, you will discover more challenging voicings of the A major guitar chord at the end of the post, along with the barre chord version.

We need to get started with some easy music theory about the A major guitar chord. ...

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4 Simple G Minor Guitar Chord Shapes (with Charts)

4 Simple G Minor Guitar Chord Shapes (with Charts)

The Gm chord on the guitar is an important chord to master. You will use this particular chord in a great many songs, so learning it well is essential if you desire to play your favorite songs on the instrument.

In this post, I will illustrate a few ways to tackle the Gm chord in case you're a new guitar student. Additionally, you will discover more challenging voicings of the Gm guitar chord at the bottom of the post, as well as the barre chord version.

We need to start out with some simple music theory concerning the Gm guitar chord.

Chords consist of 3 musical notes, meaning that you need to play 3 notes to form the Gm chord. All these notes are derived from the Gm scale. ...

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