The 8 Open Guitar Chords For Beginners

What is an open chord? In Essence, Technically, it’s any chord that has at least one open string. With that definition, you could make thousands. However, the term “open chord” usually refers to one of only eight basic open chords, We’ll be talking a great deal about them during your first 4 lessons

Also called “cowboy chords,” these basic open chords require only three fingers on the fretting hand: index, middle, and ring. And none of them contain notes past the third fret, so your hand won’t have to move anywhere when switching between them.

Get these chords memorized and under your fingers, and you’ll be well on your way to playing hundreds of new songs.

Open Major Chords

There are five open major chords: E, A, D, G, and C. Below, you’ll find a chord diagram and a photo of each one.

The minor Chords are the Am – Dm – Em

these 8 Essential Chords with which you’ll be able to play thousands of songs in many genres and have a lot of fun playing in your first month of taking guitar lessons

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