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Caged system for barre chords

Caged system for barre chords

This system is very simple. The five positions bellow are considered movable.

Caged system for barre chords positions

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Major 7th open chords

Major 7th open chords

major 7th open chords

The Bmaj chord is actually Bmaj7. Continue reading

Dominant 7th major open chords

Dominant 7th major open chords

dominant 7th major open chords

Dominant 7th major open chords formations are a little different. The principles are still the same as a standard major chord formation but the 7th note is added Continue reading

Minor open chords for guitar

MINOR OPEN CHORDS

minor open chords for guitar

With minor open chords everything is like with the major chords, Solid dots represent finger positions. Diamonds represent played notes. X es represent a string or note not played (muted).
Each of the minor chords consists of a triad in notation. The formula for a minor triad is as follows: R- (flatted) 3- 5. This means if your C minor scale is: C D Eb F G Ab Bb C, Root = C, 3rd = Eb, 5th = G. Notice that it is exactly the same as a minor triad except for the flatted (b) 3rd. Also, the only notes played will be the R-3-5.
Here are some of the common ways that these chords and notes will be referred to. Cm, Dm, Em, Fm, Gm, Am, Bm, Cmin, Dmin, Emin, Fmin, Gmin, Amin, Bmin.

Major open chords, guitar

sLet’s start with the major open chords. Open chords are basic chord formations that all guitar players learn how to play first.

MAJOR OPEN CHORDS

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Posture for playing guitar

Posture for playing guitar

Correct posture for playing guitar is important because as a guitar player, you want to eliminate any excess tension or straining on your body. You need to sit up straight and make sure you have a flat back. Do not lean over the front of your guitar to see what you’re doing with your fingerings. Instead of looking over your guitar, use your fret dots to know where your fingers are. Ultimately you will play without looking at your instrument and fingers.

posture for playing guitar
A lot of novice guitar players will sit anywhere; place the guitar on their right thigh and play. Why this is a problem? When your posture for playing guitar is completely Continue reading

Start to play guitar

What do you really need to start to play guitar?

Start to play guitar. First you need to buy guitar. But, which guitar first? It is hard decision because what if you can’t afford to buy guitar that you like to play? If you are not really guitar fun you will probably give up of learning if the guitar you have is not the one you want, but if you have what you want you will be much more enthousiastic and you will learn faster and spend much more time playing guitar. So it is very important that you buy guitar that you will love.
When you start to play guitar and buying guitar. You must be very carefull about the size of the guitar (it must be the guitar that will lay nice in your hands) and the most important is that guitar have straight neck, you must look at the neck carefully. The neck must not be to wide, because than it will be difficult to play for you especially if you have small hands, also the strings must not be to far from the neck because your fingers will be in pain and it will be difficult to get clear tone.
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