#1
Okay, I play metal, and I know my power chords.
Is it really important for me to learn the shapes of the major, minor, and sus. chords?
I understand how they're constructed (well major, diminished and augmented anyway) but have not taken the time to actually learn them individually.
If it is important, what chords should I start with? What chords are most essential to know?
#2
Yes.
If you just want a shortcut to minimum theory learning while getting to know more chords to use in Metal (which I don't suggest if you ever want to truly perfect your own shred/solo over your own song), then suspended chords are used in Metal so you can start there.

Leaving out major, minor, diminished etc chords places you in a deep hole when/if it comes to you wanting to learn arpeggios.
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#4
Major scales go WWHWWWH
W=whole steps (2 frets)
H= Half staps (1 fret)
C major has no sharps or flats
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#5
@ Shipou, what the hell are you on about? He is asking about the importance of chords, not asking for an explanation of the C major scale????
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#6
I know my major scale, shipou and the circle of fifths.. I also know all my notes up and down the fret-board I just previously didn't bother to learn chord shapes. I'll start work on that.
Thanks guys.
#7
I advise not just learning the shapes, but understand the intervals that form those shapes and how/why they change, it shouldn't take long if you already know the circle of fifths etc.
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.