#2
Have you learned any movable chords yet (Barre Chords, Poewr Chords, etc)

If you start learning moveable chords, then the chord usually depends on where the root note is on the fretboard, so if you memorize the notes on the fretboard, the moveable chords are much easier to memorize.

If you havn't learned that yet, and you're pretty new to guitar, just start looking at chord charts, and get used to playing the simple chords on those.
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#4
Major
Minor
Diminished
Sevenths
All other extensions/augmentations.
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#5
You should memorize the basic open position chords, the barre chord shapes and such.

But ideally you should learn chord construction so that you understand what you are playing and will eliminate the need to memorized every single little chord (unless you use them a lot).
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You should memorize the basic open position chords, the barre chord shapes and such.

But ideally you should learn chord construction so that you understand what you are playing and will eliminate the need to memorized every single little chord (unless you use them a lot).


ideally you should learn chord construction so that you can make and/or play every chord.

but for now, start with your basic open chords, then move on to barres when you think you're up for it.
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what chords should memorize?



Theres a hullavalot of them. Id start with a SONG.... and then memorize those chords for starters.

That said, if you just want to explore a bit...

Chord diagrams

Chord videos

Pick a couple that sound good to you.....practice/memorize..... make music.


studying chord construction is good, but not necessary to play chords and/or music on your guitar, and possibly not appropriate for you at this time. Personally I'd get some music playing under your belt 1st, and some reading skills. Then If interested, looking into theory would make sense.
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#10
learn some basic ones, like G,C,Em,Am,A,D

then you can try and learn some easy songs. if theres a chord in the song that you dont know, look it up. thats how i learned most of the ones i know.