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How do you you play chords on a guitar?

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2009-11-13 22:42:20

Typically, the 6 string guitar is tuned on the notes EADGBE. If

you strum across those strings without touching the fretboard you

would have a Em7sus chord.

Building the chord, we have root (E) 3rd (G) 5th (B) 7th (D) and

the added 4 (A) which is a suspension note.

To make other chords, you learn the theory of how to make a

chord and then use your fingers to press down and change the open

strings to something else that fits the chord that you are trying

to make.

Get a guitar chord chart and use that but it would help you

tremendously to learn the theory to understand why each chord is

what it is.


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