Learn How to Play Guitar Chords

The first step to play songs on guitar

 
Find a Guitar Chord

 

Guitar chords are played with three or more notes strummed together.

Chords are formed by using the notes from the root note’s major scale. A basic chord is called a triad based on each note in the chord being spaced in intervals of 3 whole steps in the scale.

Major chords use the 1st (root), 3rd, and fifth notes of the scale. A minor chord is played by dropping the 3rd note one semitone, or half step, down.

Basic Guitar Chords

Guitar Chord Forms & Voicings

Guitar Chords Keys & Progressions

Guitar Chord Keys
A key is a musical term for a group of chords whose root notes form the major scale. A key is like a family of chords used in songs.

Guitar Chord Progressions
Guitar chord progressions use different combinations of guitar chords from the same key to create a song structure.