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First Chords

Tony Buccicone (39) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2

It is important that you first know how to read the chord diagrams used in this lesson. The horizontal lines are the strings starting with the first string and going down through the sixth string. The vertical lines are the frets starting with the nut on the left and then the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth fret to the right. The x means that you do not play that string. The o means that the string is played open. The black dots on the strings tell you where to place your finger. Use the first finger for both of these chords.

The first diagram shows how to play a C chord. The first string is open the second string is played with the first finger on the first fret, and the third string is open. The fourth, fifth, and sixth strings are not played.
C
G7


Strum each chord with a downstroke four times each starting with the C chord And then switching to G7 then back to C. Repeat this until the chords sound clearly and you are able to switch chords with out slowing down then move on to the next page. It is very importatnt that you play on your finger tips for all the notes to sound clearly.