Super Easy Guitar Chords in G Major

Learning to play guitar can be a challenge, especially if you're doing things strictly "by the book". But, the fact is that most songs use only a handful of chords, and I want to show you a super easy way to play the most commonly used guitar chords.

 

I created the chord chart below (how to read a chord chart) as a guide. These chords make learning guitar very easy, because all of these chords are nearly identical and only involve changing one finger. The pinky finger and ring finger remain on the 3rd fret the entire time. The pinky will stay on the 3rd fret of the 1st string. The ring finger will stay on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string. Give them a try...

 

(Hint: Where there is an 'X', do not play that string. Where there is an 'O', play that string open).

To put these chords into real-world application, find any song online, and you'll likely be able to substitute a more difficult chord for one of the chords in the chart above. As a disclaimer, I haven't given the exact correct names for the chords above - I don't think it's worth the confusion, especially since the point is to make guitar easier at this point in your journey. However, I'll include the proper names, here: 

ROW 1:   G5  •  G5/F  •  Cadd9 

ROW 2:   G5/F#  •  G5/B  •  e-minor 7  •  Dsus4

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