Lesson ID: A0059

Brand new to guitar and wanting to learn how to play country music? You’re in the right place! In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn the four most common guitar chords used in country music. If you know these four chords, you’ll be able to play a ton of the songs you hear on the radio. We’ll also go over some good chord progressions that you can use to practice your left hand chord changes.

Lesson Video

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Lesson Overview
00:56 min Open Chords
01:58 min String Numbers and String Notes
02:59 min Left Hand Finger Numbers
03:34 min Chords and Their Root Notes
04:20 min Your First Guitar Chord – E Minor
05:36 min Major and Minor Chords
06:09 min How to Read Chord Charts
06:43 min The Three Most Important Guitar Chords
12:18 min Your Homework – Chord Transitions and Strumming

Your Very First Guitar Chords

Chord Chartsx = Mute String
o = Let Ring Open
   

Em_Guitar_Chord

G_Guitar_ChordC_Guitar_ChordD_Guitar_Chord

Chord Progressions

Red = Two Down Strokes
Green = Four Down Strokes
Blue = Eight Down Strokes

   
Chord Progression 1
GCDG

Chord Progression 2
GCEmC

Chord Progression 3
EmGCGEmGD

Chord Progression 4
GDCGEmDC

Chord Progression 5
GCGEmGD

Chord Progression 6
GCGCGD