Tips For Learning To Play Guitar

Learning to play the guitar is an aspiration for many people. The guitar is a very versatile instrument. It comes in different sizes, colors and styles. No matter what your favorite genre of music is, there is a style of guitar that will sound great. If you're new to guitar or you're just working to improve your skills; this guide will help you learn 6 of the easiest chords on the guitar. 

The E Minor chord is a great starting point for beginners. You'll start by placing your middle finger on the fifth string of the second fret. Next, you'll place your ring finger on the fourth string of the second fret. Strings one, two, three and six will be open strings. Strum all the strings together to play an E Minor chord. 

The E Major chord is an easy transition from the E Minor chord. Place your middle finger on the fifth string of the second fret. Next, place your ring finger on the fourth string of the second fret. Finally, place your index finger on the third string of the first fret. Strings one, two and six are open strings. Stum all the strings to play an E Major chord. You can transition from an E Minor chord to an E Major chord by adding your index finger to the third string on the first fret. There is no need to move the placement of your hands for this transition. 

The A Minor chord has the same finger shape as the E Major chord. Place your middle finger on the fourth string of the second fret. Then, place your ring finger on the third string of the second fret. Finally, place your index finger on the second string of the first fret. Strings one and five are open strings. Strum strings one, two, three, four and five to play the A Minor chord. You will not strum the sixth string when you're playing the A Minor chord. 

The C Major chord is one of the first chords beginners should learn. It's played in most songs, and it has a fairly simple hand shape. Place your ring finger on the fifth string of the third fret. Next place your middle finger on the fourth string of the second fret. Lastly, place your index finger on the second string of the first fret. Strings one and three are open strings. Strum strings one, two, three, four and five to play a C Major chord. The sixth string will not be played in this chord. 

The G Major chord is often found in songs with the C Major chord. To play the G Major chord, start by placing your middle finger on the sixth string of the third fret. Next, place your ring finger on the first string of the third fret. Finally, place your index finger on the fifth string of the second fret. Strings two, three and four are open strings. Strum all the strings to play the G Major chord. 

The D Major chord is usually found in songs that also use the G Major chord. To play the D Major chord, place your ring finger on the second string of the third fret. Then, place your index finger on the third string of the second fret. Now, place you middle finger on the first string of the second fret. String four is an open string. Strum strings one, two, three and four to play the D Major chord. Do not strum the fifth and the sixth strings. 

As you are practicing these chords, remember to test each string individually for each chord. Doing this will insure that you're using the correct finger and hand placement. If there are strings that are muted or don't ring out loudly, you need to adjust your placement. You should be able to hear each of the open strings in every chord.