By mastering these chords you will be well on your way to playing lots of songs. Learning to play these chords will also help you have your fingers under more control which will make forming new chords so much easier. Remember to use the same fingers as shown in the photos. As you progress you will realise that the correct fingering can help make chord changes easier. As with all rules, they can be broken, but for now, stick with what is shown.
* Practise changing from C to C7 to F to G7 and back to C . * Strum 4 times for each chord. Count evenly,"1 . . 2 . . 3 . . 4 . ."
* Start slowly, at a speed that lets you change smoothly to the next chord while keeping a steady beat.
* Try to analyse where your fingers start and where they are moving to for the next chord. Remember that sometimes, some fingers do not need to be moved. (e.g. 1st finger when going from 'F' to a 'G7' chord.)
A SECOND SET OF CHORDS
These chords often go together in the same way as the first set.They are a common pattern in the Key of A a pc
Here are 2 minor chords you should try to learn. In most cases (at this end of the neck) they are just a little bit different from an 'ordinary' major chord. Compare, for example, 'A' with 'Am" and 'D' with 'Dm'