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Guitar Basics

The following information is designed as a guide to the very basics of learning to play the Guitar. You will find it much easier with a quality guitar teacher or a good beginners book/DVD (wide choice instore) or checkout our link to "mail my music".

The Guitar should be tuned to EADGBE this is best done using a digital tuner.


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X means don't play that string!

First Chord D

The Vertical lines represent the strings 

The horizontal lines represent the frets

Place finger tips where indicated by the circles.

G Chord

Many pop/rock songs have as little as 3 or 4 chords, so you could soon be playing like a pro!