Welcome to a guitar chords lessons for beginners

A chord could be two notes or more played simultaneously. However, many popular chords are three or more notes played together and an open string counts as note.

In the video instruction on this page, you’ll see three different chords; a minor chord, a major chord, and a dominant seven chord. You’ll learn them in a way that helps your transition easier and your chord progression practice more fun.


E Minor – Your first chord is E Minor with a dark sound. There is a couple of ways your can place your fingers for this chord. In this guitar chords lesson video tutorial, you’ll use a finger placement that makes the transition to the next chord of A7 easier for you.

Remember that your finger number start with number one which is your index finger and end with your pinky that is number 4.

In this version of E Minor finger placement, your first finger goes on the second fret of the fifth string and the second finger goes on the second fret below it on the fourth string.
With this E Minor chord, you get a big dark sound.

If you get buzzing, you are not using the tips; you are too far from the fret or you are not pressing hard enough. Also, your thumb should be in the middle of the neck. If you let it glide up and hold the guitar like a shovel, you’ll have a hard time rounding your fingers and getting the tips on the right place.


A7 is your second chord. To transition from E minor to A7, lift your first finger off, keep your second finger where it is and place your third finger on the second fret of the second string. It is much easier than it sounds. Look the images and watch the video.


D Major is your last chord in this lesson. Slide your third finger down half step to the third fret of the second string. Place your first finger on the second fret of the third string and then your second finger on the second fret of the first string.

Put it all together, and you have a 2 5 1 chord progression. Have fun practicing. You’ll like the sound.

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