How to Play the F#7 Guitar Chord

The F#7 chord is one of many great-sounding seventh chords you can play on the guitar. In fact, many popular songs you probably know use these seventh chords. Songs like, “Jeff Buckley’s – Hallelujah”, “John Lennon’s – Imagine”, and even “Frank Sinatra’s – Fly Me To The Moon” use these colorful chords. As you read

How to Play the Cmaj7 Guitar Chord

If you’re looking to add some new and colorful chords to your musical repertoire, then look no further! Your Cmaj7 chord is one of many seventh chords and is relatively easy for beginners to start using. As you continue reading, we’ll cover how to play it, how it works, and additional information that will help

How to Play the D7 Guitar Chord

Seventh Chords are an excellent way to spice up your chord progression by giving it a different, more “Jazzy” aesthetic. Your D7 chord on the guitar is no different! As you read on, we’ll dissect this smooth-sounding guitar chord, and how you can incorporate it into your practice routine. Let’s dive in! How to Play

How to Play Em7 Guitar Chord

Seventh chords are a great way to spice up any chord progression. They might sound somewhat intimidating and complex just by the name, but that’s just on the surface! In fact, seventh chords can be easy to add to your chord repertoire, and fun to play! Today we’ll be going over the Em7 chord, how

How to Play Dsus2 Guitar Chord

Have you been searching for the right transitional chord to give a feeling of “space” or “openness”? Then look no further than your sus chords. In fact, your Dsus2 chord has been used in many popular songs, such as John Mayer’s hit Free Fallin’, Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69, The Beatles – Ticket to

How to Play the A7 Guitar Chord

Seventh chords have such an interesting sound and can really add some color and character to a chord progression. The A7 chord is no exception and is very easy to learn, and add to your musical repertoire! Let’s go over it in further detail, and learn how you can start using the A7 chord today!

How to Play the G7 Guitar Chord

Are you looking to expand your chord repertoire on the guitar? Then you’re in luck! The G7 chord is one of the many seventh chords you may learn on the guitar, and more importantly, it’s fairly easy to play! For beginners, this is an excellent chord to get yourself started before learning other seventh chords

 How to Play the E7 Guitar Chord

Seventh chords are an amazing way to provide a fuller sound with more character, but for those who don’t understand them, they might be somewhat intimidating. Learning how to play the E7 chord can be easy, fairly rewarding, and fun! As you read on you’ll not only understand how this chord works, but how you

How to Play the Ebm Guitar Chord – Charts and Fingering

The Ebm guitar chord, a.k.a E flat minor, is one of the rarer chords. There are only a few keys that naturally contain Ebm. Of course, it can always be borrowed from one of those keys in a song that’s in a more common key to add some spice to the mix. Having said that,

How to play F#dim Guitar Chord

F#dim is one of those chords, that in my opinion, doesn’t sound great on its own. But when used in the right way, it adds a dark kind of tension that adds some drama to a song. Usually, it’s used as a bridge between two other chords so that the tension resolves. But because of

G#m Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

As a beginner, learning to form a barre chord can be a challenging and painful experience for your fingers. With enough practice, however, it gets easier! You’ll come to find that G#m sounds best as one of these barre chords, and offers you a ton of flexibility as these can be formed from multiple positions

How to Play the Cm7 Guitar Chord Easy, Medium, and Hard

The Cm7 guitar chord, like all minor seventh chords, has that beautiful jazzy sound. It’s not to say that minor seventh chords are only present in jazz although you’ll find them there a lot. They just fit in with jazz so well. But you’ll find them in pop, rock, blues, etc. Any time a little

Guitar Chord Chart – The Most Useful Guitar Chords

Bookmark this guitar chord chart page as you will probably find it very handy. Here we have detailed guitar chord charts of all major guitar chords including power chords, major chords, minor chords, sus2 chords, sus4 chords, major 7th, minor 7th, diminished 7th, add9 chords, add11 chords, augmented chords, diminished chords and more.  What are

How to Play the Dm7 Guitar Chord Easy, Medium, and Hard

The Dm7 guitar chord is one of those that I feel is gentle with a jazzy flavor. Of course, as with all seventh chords, D minor seventh is used to introduce some tension, add some spice to the mix, and works well in turnarounds. Sounds a bit contradictory to my earlier impression of it being

How to Play the C#m Guitar Chord

I quite like the C#m guitar chord. Minor chords by nature typically sound sad or poignant, but I feel that C#m sounds hopeful at the same time. In fact, depending on the chord progression, I don’t find it sad sounding. As complicated as the name, C sharp minor, sounds, it’s not actually that complicated to

15 Basic Guitar Chords To Get You Started

Learning guitar is exciting and fun. But it can also be confusing and frustrating, especially if you’re trying to play chords or riffs above your skill level. If you’re learning on your own, it can also be hard to know where to get started. And of course, it’s all good and well to learn chords,

How to Play the Am7 Guitar Chord: Easy, Medium, and Hard

As a beginner guitarist, I had this impression that any chord that had a number tacked onto the back of it was hard. To be fair, they can be. But many of them are actually quite easy to play, as is the case with Am7. The beauty about the guitar is that you can get

Spanish Guitar Chords to Master

Spanish guitar, or more commonly known as ‘flamenco’ guitar, is a unique style of playing using a nylon-strung guitar, which is usually a specialized flamenco instrument. The flamenco style of playing utilizes percussive strumming and fingerpicking technique, with an emphasis in fingerstyle plucking and ‘raking’. It is often high energy playing, accompanied traditionally by a

A Flat / G Sharp Guitar Chord – Theory, Examples, How To

Having already looked at ‘open’ chords and their simple shapes, it’s time to move towards some harder to grasp, rarer chords that are known as the ‘black notes’ on a piano. In this important guide, I’ll be taking you through a huge number of variants of the G#/Ab chord: If you’re looking for a place

F Sharp Guitar Chord (F#/Gb Chord) – Theory, Examples, How To

Having already looked at ‘open’ chords and their simple shapes, it’s time to move towards some harder to grasp, rarer chords that are known as the ‘black notes’ on a piano. In this important guide, I’ll be taking you through a huge number of variants of the F#/Gb chord: If you’re looking for a place

C Sharp / D Flat Guitar Chord – Theory, Examples, How To

Having already looked at ‘open’ chords and their simple shapes, it’s time to move towards some harder to grasp, rarer chords that are known as the ‘black notes’ on a piano. In this important guide, I’ll be taking you through a huge number of variants of the C#/Db chord: If you’re looking for a place

Bb Chord Guitar – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Learning chords can be incredibly beneficial to musicians alike, whether you’re learning theory, building finger strength and dexterity, or just looking for more colors to add to your musical palette. The Bb chord is no exception and may help you achieve any one of these goals. Intrigued? Well, let’s dive in! Why Learn Different Guitar

Guitar Triads: What Are They And How To Use Them To Build Chords

Triads are some of the simplest chords that you can play on your guitar. The shapes are generally pretty easy, and as long as you aren’t playing any open strings, the basic shapes can be moved all over the neck to play different guitar chords of the same quality. Knowing where to find them on

10 Bossa Nova Chords to Master: How to Play Bossa Nova on Guitar

I bet you’ve heard “Girl from Ipanema” by Sergio Mendes at least once in your life. It’s one of the most popular Bossa Nova songs ever, and Bossa Nova is a beautiful Brazilian version of American Jazz. Little did you know Girl From Ipanema is the second most played and covered song in the world

How to Play Dissonant Chords on Guitar

A lot of chords you’ll hear and play are diatonic, meaning they’re mostly going to sound ‘good’. However, eventually you’re going to want to add a bit of interest to what you’re playing by adding some non-diatonic notes into interesting places. In this important guide, I’ll talk you through the process of adding dissonance to

How to Play Major Chord Inversions on the Guitar

A lot of times I find guitar players running from one fretboard end to another just to play the major chords for a particular song while breaking unnecessary sweat. These can sometimes hamper the smooth transition as you move from one chord to the other. The chords will also sound unprofessional as you tend to

Learning Extended Chords for Guitarists

Extended chords were probably not among the first chords you learned when you initially picked up the guitar. Unfortunately, most beginner guitarists master just their open chords and basic barre chord shapes without progressing through to more harmonically interesting altered chords. That’s a real shame — extended chords are some of the most unique and

A#/Bb Chord Guitar – Theory, Examples, How To

Having already looked at ‘open’ chords and their simple shapes, it’s time to move towards some harder to grasp, rarer chords that are known as the ‘black notes’ on a piano. In this important guide, I’ll be taking you through a huge number of variants of the A#/Bb chord: If you’re looking for a place

Jazz Guitar Essentials: Improvising Over ii-V-I Chord Changes

Any budding guitarist with an interest in playing jazz quickly hears about the fabled ii-V-I sequence. This humble three-chord progression is the foundation of most of jazz music, in the same way that the I-IV-V forms the basis of blues and rock. But while beginner and intermediate guitarists can master blues improvisation relatively easily —

D#/Eb Chord Guitar – Theory, Examples, How To

Having already looked at ‘open’ chords and their simple shapes, it’s time to move towards some harder to grasp, rarer chords that are known as the ‘black notes’ on a piano. In this important guide, I’ll be taking you through a huge number of variants of the D#/Eb chord: If you’re looking for a place

D Chord Guitar – Theory, Examples, How To

There are a lot of chords you’ll come across while learning guitar, but few of them will crop as much as a simple D chord. We’ve done a lot of guides to how to approach playing chords through various techniques, and many different variations on these basic shapes. In this important guide, I’ll be taking

Guitar A Chord – Theory, Examples, How To

There are a lot of chords you’ll come across while learning guitar, but few of them will crop as much as a simple A chord. We’ve done a lot of guides to how to approach playing chords through various techniques, and many different variations on these basic shapes. In this important guide, I’ll be taking

E Chord Guitar – Theory, Examples, How To

There are a lot of chords you’ll come across while learning guitar, but few of them will crop as much as a simple E chord. We’ve done a lot of guides to how to approach playing chords through various techniques, and many different variations on these basic shapes. In this important guide, I’ll be taking

G Chord Guitar – Theory, Examples, How To

There are a lot of chords you’ll come across while learning guitar, but few of them will crop as much as a simple G chord. We’ve done a lot of guides to how to approach playing chords through various techniques, and many different variations on these basic shapes. Maybe start by having a look at

C Chord Guitar – Finger Positions, How to, Variations

From the moment you take the guitar for the first time in your hands, teachers, courses and basic books are teaching you how to use chords. Sound pieces composed of several notes that generate a specific sound, commonly used for rhythmic musical tracks or bases. But, every good musician should know sooner or later where

B Chord Guitar – Finger Positions, How to, Variations

The B chords are chords that have their sound root in the B note and assure you have already noticed. They tend to be the hardest chords to master when you venture into the world of the guitar for the first time, but you can learn to play guitar more fluently in 7 days. As

The 12 Best Semi Hollow Guitars

If you love a warm airy acoustic tone that works well whether plugged or unplugged, a semi-hollow guitar is the way to go. That’s not to say you can’t add some distortion. Originally designed for jazz music, they’ve become popular for a range of genres including rock, metal, pop, blues, country, any genre that uses

How to Play Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Nothing is quite as distinctly pleasing as the pentatonic scale in terms of sound, and playability. Many popular songs like “John Newton – Amazing Grace”, “Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven”, and even “Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can’t Stop” all use this scale. So how can you start? As you read on, we will

20 Beatles Love Songs To Play On Guitar

The Beatles had no shortage of love songs in their discography, which has endured six decades later. So, if you want to serenade your partner, there is no shortage of songs to choose from. Many of these songs are on the acoustic guitar, with open chords, so beginners won’t be over their heads, while others

How to Play Open D Chords

There are many excellent tunings to mess around with on your guitar, however, none sound quite as beautiful as the open D tuning. When changing your tuning, it’s very easy to feel lost as a lot can change on the fretboard, making the task of playing beautiful melodies and chord progressions all the more difficult.

How to Play Chords in the Key of C

The key of C is where beginners tend to start, and an excellent place to begin practicing songs. So, why not learn the chords that flow together within the key of C? It only sounds logical, right? As you read on, we will cover what these chords are, and some music theory pertaining to that.

Concert vs Dreadnought Guitar: Which is Better?

Buying a new guitar is always exciting, whether it’s your first or another one you’re adding to your collection. But it can be especially confusing if you don’t know which type of guitar to get. Or maybe you’re just curious about the difference. Dreadnoughts are very popular, you see them everywhere. But then so are

15 Different Types of Guitars You Should Know About

If you’re new to the guitar as a whole, you may only be aware of two, maybe three different types of guitars. To think that there are more than 15 different types of guitars, however, seems unreal. As you read on, we will cover 15 of these different guitars you should know about, so that

50 Best Songs About California You Can Play on Guitar

California is called the sunshine state, and for good reason. The sunny paradise at the “edge of the world” is packed with gorgeous shorelines, diverse cities, music, film and television and so much culture that many deem it the quintessential state for art. California is so revered for its culture, art, and spirit, that there

Best Chord Progression Generator

The internet has many valuable tools for musicians. As both a rhythm guitarist and a songwriter, one of my favorite products of the digital age is the chord progression generator (CPG). Using CPGs has helped me expand my musical knowledge AND experiment with some kick*ss riffs I’d never have come across otherwise If you’re reading

30 Easy Beatles Songs on Guitar with Tabs 

The hits of The Beatles are so memorable that after listening just once, it’s hard to imagine ever not knowing them. This makes the band extremely popular, and you, a beginner guitarist, have the advantage of being able to instantly grasp these hits and develop your guitar skills. Below, I have featured 30 easy Beatles

18 Best Green Day Guitar Songs You Need To Learn

With a discography spanning more than 30 years, Green Day has inspired countless artists. I essentially learned guitar to Green Day – and I would argue they taught me well. So, I wanted to share the best Green Day songs, which taught me something valuable. Green Day is proof that a good song does not

23 Tips On How To Sing And Play Guitar At The Same Time

Singing and playing guitar might look easy when you’re watching someone else perform; until you try it yourself. Getting your hands, ears, and voice to coordinate is something that takes practice and skills, but I firmly believe any guitar player can do it if they put their minds to it. Here are 23 tips on

How to Play F major Scale on Guitar

Scales are considered one of the most fundamental concepts in music. These are a subset of notes out of the 12 notes found in western music. There are different types of scales based on the number of notes they contain as well as the mood they create based on the intervals they contain. So what

Learning the Caged System Guitar

In music, patterns are a fairly common occurrence that brings some “order” to something that otherwise might seem pretty complicated! The CAGED System is no different and can be quite the resource for familiarizing yourself with chord shapes and how notes on the fretboard relate to one another. Let’s dive in! The CAGED System in