• How to play the chords?

    Elena Melnichenko
    Elena Melnichenko
    October 13, 2014
    How to play the chords?

    For its ease of movement, size, practicality and relative simplicity, the guitar can be called one of the most popular instruments. There is a game of guitar, when the melody is extracted from the instrument, and the accompaniment. In the latter case, playing with the help of chords. By itself, the accompaniment only sets off another instrument or voice without forming a melody.

    Chords are strings clamped in a specific sequence, forming two-, three- or four-sounds. They are denoted by Latin letters indicating the tonality. For more information, see the article What is a chord.

    Chord Types

    If you want to learn chords, you have to learn how to read their graphic records - fingering. The fingering is schematically depicted by strips of six strings (just as there are in the classical guitar), which are divided by lines into frets. All frets are numbered from the 6th (upper) string. Crosses or dots on strips-strings indicate which fret and which string should be clamped.

    In most cases there is a figure beside these icons. This is the number of the finger that needs to clamp the string. Traditionally, fingers are numbered like this: index - 1, middle - 2, nameless - 3, little finger - 4.

    In the fingering of more complex chords, you may encounter a bold solid line. This is how the bar is meant - game reception, in which several strings are clamped at once with the index finger.

    Learning to play chords

    Now you can start learning chords. Usually, learning begins with Am, Dm, E, later connecting C, G. The first of the bar chords is taught F. On these 6 chords you can play most of the songs in the key of A-minor and C major. The technique of learning all the chords is the same:

    1. On the fingering, expose the fingers on the fingerboard, tightly pressing them to it, and you start playing brute force, achieving a clear sound.
    2. If the string rattles, then you need to press the finger more tightly. Gradually, you will start to turn out. Then start learning another chord. As soon as he learns, start trying to change chords.
    3. Start with a slow change of fingers, gradually increasing the rate of permutation. A chord is considered to be learned, with the capture of which the fingers simultaneously and almost instantly take their places and at the same time create the pure sound of the strings.

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