Chords in the Key of G
A "Key" is a group of
chords that sound good together. We will work with the Key of G Major first. A very "guitar friendly" key. Take
some time to get these 5 chords sounding really sweet. They will be used a lot in the up coming sections.
Learn each chord with the same approach we used in
forming our first chord:
Fingers nicely, but not overly
Fingertips snug up to, but not touching, the back
of the fret.
Palm of the hand is not touching the
Only the pad of the thumb is touching the back of
Suggested order of difficulty to learn these 5 chords -
easiest to hardest: E minor, A minor, D Major, G Major and C Major.
Memorize the chord names in association with the form as
quickly as possible. This way you don't have to keep looking at the paper, you can concentrate more effort on
how well you are forming each chord!
Now that you know these chords a
bit, let's try transitioning between them in measured time (got a