Learn Guitar Chords – C Major Chord & G Major Chord

For an easy practical way to learn guitar chords watch the video above, it is a good practical demonstration for beginners learning to play guitar chords for the first time.

Always keep in mind when you play chords in first position it is always important that you start on the root note of that chord… for example when you play a G chord you want to make sure that you play the 3rd fret of the low E string because that is the root note… that is the G note.

Also when you play the C chord you want to start on the root of that chord which is C and that is on the 3rd fret of the A string.
Taking a look at these chords up close as Jacques guides us through playing the G chord and the C chord…

Playing the G Major Chord

  • Place the middle finger 3rd fret of the low E string
  • Place the 1st finger on the 2nd fret of the A string
  • Finally put your 3rd finger down on the high E string

With your picking hand you can play all the strings, but keep in mind that the first note that you are playing is a G note so this is your root note.

Now let’s take a look at the C Major Chord

  • Take your 3rd finger and place it on the 3rd fret of the A string
  • Place your Middle finger goes on the 2nd fret of the D string
  • Your 1st finger goes on the B string of the 1st fret

Now with this chord it is very important that you start on the A string when you strum, you do this because you want to start on the root note, and of course the root note is C which is what you are playing here… Jacques demonstrates this in the video.

So there it is… Learn Guitar Chords with Ease

As Jacques states… remember to practice these two chords slowly and make sure you get a good tone when you play the chords. Keep in mind that you have to hold the strings down firmly to eliminate any buzzing, you want to squeeze those notes in towards the guitar neck so you get a nice clear sound. Visit Artisan Strings for more lessons on how to play guitar chords.

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