Morphogenesis26
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#2
What do you mean? Like, how to build chords, the shapes, proper technique when using them on guitar, what?
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#3
From a competent teacher.
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HeavyKaribean
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#5
Step 1: Start your web browser
Step 2: Go to [forbidden link]
Step 3: Chords for y (for a general chart of chords) or x Chord for y [where x is the chord you want and y the instrument you play that i guess will be guitar cause this is ultimate-guitar)
Step 4: Play the chord you want to learn
Step 5: Repeat step 4 x1000 for a few days (results may vary considering the number of days you spend doing the same chord.. they can go from a perfect G to a serious injury if you spend all day in the same position)
Step 6: Be John Petrucci

=D
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#7
The basics of playing chords or the theory behind them?
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food1010
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#8
Yeah do you just want chord shapes or do you want to understand how they actually work?
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#9
If its just "get better at playing chords"... then I would suggest learning songs you like... it'll be fun while you learn
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MaggaraMarine
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#10
Just learn the basic chords. They are easy to remember when you play them all the time. Find some songs that use basic open chords (C, D, E, G, A major and Em, Am and Dm). You just need to play them a lot.
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#12
I would first learn the most basic chords. You don't need to play the maj7 or add9. It doesn't change the function of the chord. They are just added notes to make the chord sound more "cool".
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#13
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help.

Pick up guitar

Place in lap

Put hand on guitar neck

Put fingers on strings

???

Profit
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#14
Um... as in construction, function, actually-playing-the-damn-things, or otherwise?
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Bustopher
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#16
While simplified chords are fine, I strongly encourage you to learn how to play Barre chords.

You will need to build up the strength in your left hand, and it will take about 2 weeks. BUt place the index finger across all 6 strings, hold down and play each string separately until you get it. Then start adding an E chord underneath it. (See diagrams on the net or maybe a bookl you've got). Practice by playing each string separately. Then get the A form - just two fingers needed there, index and ring. You then only need to add minors and sevenths.

Oh, yes, you MUST also learn the names of the notes up the E and A strings. With this knowledge, you'll be able to play any song IN ANY KEY after about a month. It will slow you down a bit while you learn to physically finger the chords, but once your hand builds up strength, you'll be amazed at how easy things become.

Simplified chords have their place, but Barre chords will speed up your playing comfort

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MaggaraMarine
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#17
^ Simplified chords?

If you are talking about open chords, you need to know how to play open chords before barre chords. Because barre chords are open chord positions moved up the neck.

I learned to play barre chords by playing power chords. I just played some Metallica riffs that had a lot of power chords and kind of learned the barre chords automatically without even playing them.
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Hartke HyDrive 210c
CryogenicHusk
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Join date: Apr 2012
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#18
Learn the fretboard, learn chord construction, get a fake (or real) book and learn as many songs from there as you can. It'll be slow at first, but it gets better. This will definitely expand your chord vocabulary in terms of knowing shapes and adding notes (9ths, 7ths, etc).
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#19
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Pick up guitar

Place in lap

Put hand on guitar neck

Put fingers on strings

???

Profit


i've manufactured a handy diagram for you to visualize this process, TS

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#20
Quote by mdc
Pick up guitar

Place in lap

Put hand on guitar neck

Put fingers on strings

???

Profit


I've been trying to figure that ??? bit out for years. Still beats the hell outta me.
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#21
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i've manufactured a handy diagram for you to visualize this process, TS


Wow! The OP plays a Gretsch White Falcon! They're really rare. And expensive.

Way to go OP.
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#22
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I've been trying to figure that ??? bit out for years. Still beats the hell outta me.

Me too!
naaron9
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#23
learning chords is as simple as looking the chords you want up nd picking the guitar up and just playing. you should be able to play them just by listening to them.