Guitar Chords: Learn Your Major Chords

I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at guitar chords. Every now and then I’m going to post some guitar chord charts with pictures of the guitar chord’s finger position. I’ll add these to the list of guitar chords on the site!

If you are just beginning guitar, a good start is to learn some major guitar chords. Here are some basic guitar chords that are used a lot in popular music. They are very common guitar chords.  I’ve shown a picture of the guitar chord’s finger position and then the guitar chord chart that goes with it.

Basic Guitar: Major Open Chords

A major

A major chordA major chord

C major

C major chordC major chord

D major

D major chordD major chord

E major

E major chordE major chord

G major

G major chordG major chord

Keep your eye out on Guitar Friendly’s list of guitar chords. There will be more to come!

About Brett McQueen

Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter, and the founder and editor of Guitar Friendly and Ukulele Tricks. Learn more about him here and follow him on Twitter at @GuitarFriendly.

Comments

  1. Tonia

    My cousin and I are new at guitar. we write music all the time but tend to have a lot of trouble with the barre chords. any suggestions? also we were wondering if you had a chart that would list chords that go together or are in the same key.
    thank you

  2. fatima.reani

    is there any more guitar view like that one?

  3. a.francis xavier

    I am a learner, what to learn soon and want to play in the church, prayer meeting, pls help me out how many hours and time we required.

  4. a.francis xavier,

    Depending on your determination, it’s quite possible to learn a simple song in a month (which many worship songs are). One of the first songs I learned on guitar was actually a worship song. It’s true though that the more time and practice you put into playing guitar, the better you’ll be. But surely, it’s not impossible!

    A great place to start (where I started) was checking guitar lessons and other tips out online. I wrote up a review some of the best guitar lessons out there right now: http://www.guitarfriendly.net/2008/05/best-guitar-lessons-review-of-online-guitar-lessons/

    Best of luck to you.

  5. ricki

    how much time does it require for the fingers to get calloused ? it hurts like hell man. i play acoustic rhythm guitar. Pluto(R)

  6. Jenny

    Will you put more photos up of the chords? I followed your link to “list of guitar chords”.. and it would be perfect if you’d just take photos of your hands on the guitar again! Thanks!

  7. laurence

    surely the D Major chord here is wrong: it says: 1 3
    2

    but wouldn’t it make more sense to have: 1 2
    3

    I read this position somewhere else, and it looks like the photograph is also in the latter postion.

  8. Bob Bergmann

    Great pictures! The A Major chord is wrong with the finger placement. Finger one should be used on the D string, not number 2.
    This is a really a great sit to teach my beginners. Thanks so much!!!!Bob

  9. Shanice

    This is the first time I have learned anything about the guitar! I can’t wait to learn more…Thanks sooooo much!

  10. Trish

    hey,,,give Brett a break. No one’s perfect & the hand postion pictures are great even though the number finger could be wrong. You just keep on Brett and forgive those who are quick to correct errors. “It would be different if you didn’t show a picture,” which by the way is better than words as the ole’ saying goes!
    I appreciate the photo’s and it’s you’re great aid to we not so perfect musicians!

  11. Wes

    I’m just Learning and going about it like a blank canvas. You need to realise everyone will do something differently. So as much as those two course may be shown wrong. They will still make the same sound. Nice site.

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