This lesson builds on the ones before it, so if you haven’t covered posture, string/finger names, and the D chord, make sure to master those lessons before this one.
Our chords for today are G, C, and Em. Along with the D chord, these chords will allow you to play a ton of songs in the key of G. There are two ways I’ll be teaching you to play each of these chords, and I’ll start with the way I prefer to play them when I play in the key of G:
The G Major Chord
For this chord, we’ll use all four fingers. I like to play my 2nd finger first, then my first finger, then my third and fourth fingers.
The C Major Chord
The easiest way to play the C chord is to keep your fingers on the G chord and just move your one and two fingers.
The Em chord
For the Em chord you can keep your 3 and 4 fingers down and just move your 1 and 2 fingers.