Learn How to Play Guitar Chords

Learning different guitar chord forms is the first step to play songs on guitar.

Guitar chords are formed with three or more notes fretted on different strings and strummed together.

Chords use the notes from the root note’s major scale. A basic chord is called a triad since the notes go in intervals of 3. For a major triad the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes from the scale are used.

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.