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Chord Of The Week: D7

Published on April 4, 2014 By admin

D7 is often the first seventh chord that one learns when starting to play guitar chords. In my children’s guitar method book I introduce the D7 even earlier than D major triad. I do it because very often the D7 is preceded by C major and then it is possible to leave the first finger […]

Chord Of The Week: F

Published on March 25, 2014 By admin

Last week I was talking about grand barré and the difficulties that it causes in F-major. Let’s go on with exploring the possibilities of the barré – this time it is a medium barré (also called ‘half barré’). If full barré needs a fully extended straight finger to cover all the strings, then half barré means […]

Chord Of The Week: B9

Published on March 18, 2014 By admin

One last time back to the barré, this time a bit different. As you can see from the picture, it is possible to use other fingers than the first to press down multiple strings. In this case it is the third finger. Some players also use fourth finger in similar cases. And that is basically […]

Chord Of The Week: C7

Published on March 11, 2014 By admin

Once you have mastered some triads (chords that have no numbers in their name), it is time to widen your knowledge and learn a couple of seventh chords. A seventh chord is made up of a triad plus one extra third. It means that if for example in C-major you have three notes: c-e-g, then […]

Chord Of The Week: E

Published on March 4, 2014 By admin

It may be one of the first chords that you learned if you took up the guitar. If not then it is about time. E major triad is made up of three notes: e-g#-b. Why do we raise the g? Because otherwise the interval between the root and third would be a minor third that […]