The guitar has a way of showing up at parties and bonfires, and it's often shared so that people who know how to play can strum a few notes while everyone sings along.
Instead of passing it on to the next guy, why not stick with it and sing your own song? Inviting a group of people to sing a song while you provide the accompaniment is an easy way to organize a room like a man.
But what if you've never played guitar before? What are the most used locks that a guy should know, so when the opportunity arises to “peacock”, he won't be left looking like a turkey?
Oh yeah, before you start playing guitar chords, it's a good idea to download the song first. Visit the Fakaza website and type in the title of the song you want to learn chords for.
For the answer, I turned to my best friend, Andrew Bays. Andrew has played guitar and other stringed instruments for most of his life. He currently makes handcrafted guitars at Collings Guitars in Austin, TX and plays the banjo in the bluegrass band, Flatcar Rattlers.
Three Essential Guitar Keys
According to my friend Andy B, the three most common chords that everyone should know are G Major, C Major, and D Major.
“Anda dapat bermain sangat dekat dengan apa pun dengan kunci gitar awal itu (simpan lagu Taylor Swift, karena mereka selalu memiliki kunci minor kecemasan gadis remaja yang dramatis).”
Not only can you play very close to anything with this key, but it's also very easy to play.
Below we provide guitar tabs, or tabs, for the GCD chord and an explanation of how to read the tabs for the uninitiated.
They're there. Now what do they mean?
How to Read Guitar Tabs
The guitar tab is a diagram of the guitar neck as if we were looking at the guitar upright. The dark top horizontal line represents the nut. The nut sits on the top of the guitar and is usually made of plastic, metal, or even bone.
The other horizontal line represents the first four guitar frets. The frets are the horizontal lines that go down the neck of your guitar.
The six vertical lines represent the six strings on your guitar. The leftmost string is the 6th string, or low E, and the far right string is the 1st string, or high E. The following is a diagram of the strings and their names.
Guitar string diagram. Alright, so far so good.
Notice how on the key diagram, there are several "X's" and "Os". When a string has an "X" on it, it means you're not strumming that string when you play the chord.
When a string has the letter "O" on it, it means you are playing that string openly without your finger pressing on the string.
Finally, we can understand what the numbers mean. The numbers indicate what finger you will use to press the strings and where you should press them.
So, we will use the key of G as our example.
According to the diagram, our second (middle) finger will hit the low E string on the third fret; our first (or pointer) finger presses the A string on the second fret; the BCD string is played open, and finally our third (or middle) finger presses a high E on the third fret.
Your fingers should look like this on your guitar. Note that when you hit the strings, you're not hitting the metal frets, but directly above them.
Do the same process with the other two keys. Practice positioning your fingers so that they become almost natural. When you strum, a clear tone will come out. At first, you may have some muffled sounds, but keep practicing until you get them.