Learning to play guitar is loads of fun, though playing chords may seem a little intimidating at first. Fear not, it is not much different than playing single notes: you’re just playing them all at guitar lessons for kids video! This article will walk you through the process of working out the fingering, and show you how to play some common chords.
Pull out your axe, and rock on! The best way to start is by becoming familiar with the strings on your guitar and how they relate to your fingers. To make this easier, we’re going to number them both. Horizontally, the numbering is based on the fret positions.
Note that when the directions say “put your first finger on the 3rd fret,” that means you actually place your finger between the 2nd and 3rd fret. It’s the string itself that needs to be in contact with the 3rd fret. Eat All Day, Get Big Easy. Take a look at your left hand, and imagine you have numbers stamped on your fingers. Your index is 1, your middle finger is 2, your ring finger is 3, and your pinky finger is 4.