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This site is more than just a free Guitar Tuner, it's also a great place to learn how to play the guitar! Check out this list of chords, and see if you can play them. A great way to practice is to find a simple song that you like, and practice playing the chords over and over again.
More great Guitar Tuner chords will be coming soon! So stay tuned, and we'll be here to satisfy all of your guitar tuner needs in the mean time. Just make sure your guitar is in standard tuning before starting
Q what are those little numbers there at the bottom?
A these show you what fingers to use!
1= index 2= middle 3= ring 4= pinky X= dont play
No Pain No Gain
If you are new to learning the guitar, then your fingers will hurt at first. They just aren't used to pushing down those strings! Keep at it though, and your fingers will become stronger and develop calluses on the finger tips. You must push through this initial phase and develop strength and agility with the fingers. As you memorize these guitar chords, try and switch back and forth between them. This will help tremendously in learning songs and advancing your gutiar playing technique. It's very important to be consistent with your practice of these guitar chords as it will increase confidence and help in moving on to more challenging chords.
If you become bored with playing these chords, grab a different guitar in an alternate tuning. The chords will not sound right, but it will free you up and allow for some exploration. This is a trick for keeping this FUN and not too serious. When playing around with a different guitar in an open tuning, try and come up with your own chords. It will open up a whole new world of sounds and tones for your ears. Having an extra guitar for alternate tunings will keep things interesting and you musical curiousity at its peak.
When returning to standard tuning, you can use the same improvisational approach, but learning the basics is very imporant. Treat the guitar chords like jigsaw puzzle pieces and see which ones fit and lead to the next. This is how songs are written and there are no rules. Trust your ears and avoid string buzzing - this comes from too little pressure when pushing down the guitar chords. The chord should sound clean and uniform when played, so work on strengthening those fingers and keep the fun levels high.
Did you enjoy playing these chords? Now head over to Guitar Chords 2 and try to play some more!