#1
I need to know the basic chords you should know on an acoustic guitar, So far I know Am, C, C#, G, F, D

I also need the chords tabbed out that I should know, Thanks in advance
#4
C, E, Em, G, A, Am

just learn those shapes, the rest of the chords are basically these chords, but shifted on the fretboard...
#5
Learn E, Em, A. That plus all the chords you know is essentially all you need for any acoustic rock song.
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#7
well thanks everyone, but the A chord is a btch to play any tips on how my fingers should be?
#8
You can either stack your fingers, or use one finger to bar all three strings.
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Quote by millerdrr
You can either stack your fingers, or use one finger to bar all three strings.

if i bar it I block out the e string, and stacking just doesn't work at all
#10
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the A chord is a btch to play any tips on how my fingers should be?


I use 2 fingers when playing an A chord, as when I try and use 3 fingers I end up muting the e string....
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I use 2 fingers when playing an A chord, as when I try and use 3 fingers I end up muting the e string....


That works pretty good too.

If it's not too advanced, try tuning to open G. drop the e down to d, and drop the fifth string from A to G. Opens up a lot of creative windows.

I would still recommend working on barring the A with one finger; that way your other fingers are free to play other notes/runs/riffs.
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#12
dont use your index finger for the a chord.
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Quote by millerdrr
That works pretty good too.

If it's not too advanced, try tuning to open G. drop the e down to d, and drop the fifth string from A to G. Opens up a lot of creative windows.

I would still recommend working on barring the A with one finger; that way your other fingers are free to play other notes/runs/riffs.


You also drop the high e-string down to D too...so it ends up as DGDGBD
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^Oh, I meant the high e. The low e I have missing, so I can pretend I'm Keith Richards
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well thanks everyone, but the A chord is a btch to play any tips on how my fingers should be?

If you find it difficult to get all three fingers to work A OK -
Just play your F chord on 5th Fret or bar 1st 4 on 2 and use little finger on 5th.


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