How To Master Basic Guitar Chords

How many chords do you need to know? That's sort of a 'how long is a piece of string?' question, but in this case there is an answer, depending on what you're trying to achieve. There are 15 chords that when mastered, will allow you to play thousands upon thousands of songs. These 15 chords are 'open chords', which means they're played in the first position, and use at least some open strings. There are 15 open chords that just happen to get used more than the others. It's basically the 80/20 rule - most of the time, we use a small percentage of available chords. Because these 15 chords … [Read more...]