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This beginner guitar lesson covers 8 guitar chords that every guitarist must know. You’ll learn to play: G major, C major, D major, F major, E major, A major, E minor, and A minor. It also covers valuable tips for making your chords sound clean and your transitions sound smooth.

Here are in-video links to the chords in this guitar lesson:

G Major Guitar Chord – 01:22
C Major Guitar Chord – 02:57
D Major Guitar Chord – 04:31
F Major Guitar Chord – 06:04
E Major Guitar Chord – 06:38
A Major Guitar Chord – 08:14
E Minor Guitar Chord – 09:19
A Minor Guitar Chord – 09:48

All future beginner guitar lessons can build off of this solid foundation, so it’s important that you work through each of these guitar chords. Take the time to memorize the finger positions and practice until you can transition between each of them smoothly.

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10 thoughts on “8 Guitar Chords You Must Know – Beginner Guitar Lessons
  1. James Marshall says:

    Ugh!! I WISH I had seen this video earlier! I’m about 8 months or so into my playing…transitions are getting better…but ALWAYS issues between C any G and D and C …

    Its because I am using I,M, R & P for my G…then BIG move to C!

    I was only using I,M, R for G…I’m going to Re-train fro G!

    ALSO! WHY is my ring finger always slipping off of the E string while on “D” chord?! I’m up high on it, seems my nail is allowing the slippage- any cure?

  2. my name says:

    had a major panic attack while learning c chord cuz i lack fingers toreach the 3rd fret goddamn it

  3. fortnitegod says:

    thanks for your help now i am a pro

  4. elthicaofficial says:

    I was getting mad because of f major and thought I’d never make any progress. The next morning I played f major and totally got it

  5. Q3Lithium says:

    How come some of the circles are white and some are black?

  6. johnny Cash says:

    my pinky has to basically pop to do the G major

  7. Raiden Heilman says:

    My fingers literally don’t move in the right way to do a G Major.

  8. Morgan Henderson says:

    Does anyone know what kind of guitar he’s playing

  9. MrHairyWombat says:

    Having trouble with the A Major chord, the 1st finger on the d string keeps buzzing, sometimes I get it right but when I change chords it buzzes again. Any tips?

  10. Michael Starkey says:

    dude why does it hurt my hand so bad to make the chords? am i doing something wrong with my hand?

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