Guitar 110

Open Chords

with Daniel Tucker

Guitar songs are built on chords, and the first type of chord to learn are the "open chords," which use some open strings as part of the chord.

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The first type of chord you'll need to learn, these are the most common chords. (5 min)
watch video 1
Learn to play E minor and E major, with three simple strumming styles. (12 min)
watch video 2
Add A minor, then play it in a simple chord progression.  (11 min)
watch video 3
Two of the most popular chords of all time, at least for guitar-based songs. (11 min)
watch video 4
Some tips on practicing your new chords while using a pick. (6 min)
watch video 5