Main Guitar Chords

Easy Guitar Chords for Beginners

black hand

How to read a chord

How to read a guitar chord

Main Guitar Chords

Your first chords to learn

Main guitar chords to start

These are the most used ” Major” Chords. If you can play these chords,¬†you’ve done 90% of the work,¬†and you will not find any¬†difficult to learn the following chords.

The most difficult to play out is “F“.

However there¬†is a very important alternative, which is the “Bar” (or “Barre”) version. After this you will be able to make almost¬†any¬†chord this way:


f barre barre mano


Two more very important chords are B and Bb, both of them in the Bar version:



As you can see the shape is the same, differing only for a semitone. Than moving the same Bar Chord forward or backward you get all 12 chords!

b Bb

Ex.: Starting from B

  • Backward: 1s=¬†Bb, 2s=¬†A ¬† ¬† ¬† (s = semitone)
  • Forward: ¬† ¬†1s=¬†C, 2s =¬†C#, 3s =¬†D, 4s =¬†D#

This system applies to any Bar Chord

Ex.: Starting from F

  • Backward: 1s¬†E
  • Forward: ¬† ¬†1s¬†F, 2s¬†F#, 3s¬†G, 4s¬†G#


First ¬†three¬†“Minor” Chords to learn

first 3 minor chords to learn


More “Bar” Minor Chords:

more minor chords to learnAs you can see,  moving Bm one fret forward, you get Cm (more 2 frets you get Dm, and going forward all the Bar Chords).

Moving Fm 2 frets forward, you get Gm (more 2 frets you get Am, and going forward all the Bar Chords).


First three¬†“Seventh” Chords to learn

Easy Seventh Chords

More Seventh Chords:

more seventh chords

These are the basic seven chords that are part of most tables in guitar chords.
Those with the bar can be constructed by moving the index finger (# 1) up and down on the fretboard, for example a C7 important alternative can be to obtained with the fingering of F7 moved at the 8th fret.
Two different chords are still very important, are A7 and F7.

more seventh  chords, A7 F7



F7 is very similar to the previous one, but it is also widely used in this second version with all the four fingers.






Discover the latest musical instruments on our music website on Amazon!

Explore the latest musical instruments on Amazon music store and support our channel at no extra cost to you! By purchasing any musical instrument through our affiliate link, you not only get top-quality gear but also contribute to our channel's growth and content creation.

SGU BackingTracks


Join our Telegram group: Band in a Box Backing Tracks. 


Join our Facebook group (download/share backing tracks): SGU BackingTracks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Translate ¬Ľ