Showcase special: 24 free guitar chord lessons

24 guitar chord lessons
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GUITAR SHOWCASE 2022: With so many great chord lessons available in our ever-growing guitar lesson archive we thought it made sense to put them all in one place. Whatever level or style of guitar player you are, you'll find inspiration to develop here...

Unlock hundreds of new chord shapes with this barre chord workout

new chord shapes

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Moveable shapes you can play anywhere on the neck 

Play guitar chords across the entire fretboard - here's how

Guitar chords across the entire fretboard

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Use the CAGED system to discover major and minor chords in this guitar lesson

Guitar chord vocab: dissonant chords

dissonant chords

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Add a sense of mystery and ambience to your playing

How to play a guitar solo using chords

solo using chords

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Sharpen your three-piece solo skills

How to build guitar chords the easy way

Elixir® Strings

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Elixir® Strings artist  Shawn Persinger shows you how to unlock the theory behind finding guitar chords 

30 acoustic guitar chords that every player should know

acoustic guitar chords

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From open chords to blues and alternate tunings – we've got you covered here

Improve your guitar chord changes in three simple steps

guitar chord changes

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Lesson: chord shapes to learn with tabs and exercises

22 essential chords all guitarists need to know 

22 essential guitar chords

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From beginner essentials to folk and blues

Learn 60 guitar chords in 20 minutes with this simple lesson


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Master barre chords and open up the fretboard

These two simple guitar chord changes will improve your muscle memory

chord muscle memory

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Start developing speed around the fretboard with an accessible lesson

Bored of barre chords? Try these 5 great slash chords to learn

Keith Richards

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Partial shape chords that are great for rock

Learn to play hundreds of songs with these 5 great chord progressions all guitar players need to know

Acoustic guitar

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Blues, 50s, pop-punk, jazz and the cycle of 5ths are great for songwriting inspiration or looping your own backing tracks too

Expand your repertoire with these unusual chords

Unusual chords

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Step outside the confines of rock and pop with these exotic, weird and wonderful sounds

Get creative with your guitar chord playing in 20 minutes

Creative chord playing

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Find new ideas for old chord shapes with our lesson

Stretch your fingers with these wide chord shapes

Wide chord shapes

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We’re spacing chords across all six strings and leaving lots of space between each note, aiming for an open, airy sound

Learn 16 of the best guitar chords for clean tones

Chords for clean tones

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Make your clean sounds shimmer with these captivating chords

Learn the three-chord trick that's behind thousands of songs

Three chord trick

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Three chords and the most important chord progression in music

Learn add guitar chords

Add guitar chords

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A beginner's guide to exploring the contrasting moods of major and minor add chords

Major guitar chords 

Major guitar chords

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Welcome to the world of bright-sounding major chords; simply add a handful of new notes to create lush, spacious sounds

Learn extended minor chords

Extended minor chords

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A guide to getting more from the moodiest chords of all – they can take on a mellow character too

A beginner's guide to sus guitar chords

Sus guitar chords

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Introduce an airy quality to your progressions with this special ‘neither major nor minor’ type of chord

Learn add guitar chords

Add guitar chords

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A beginner's guide to exploring the contrasting moods of major and minor add chords

Use chords and arpeggios to improve your solos

Chords arpeggios solos

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In this lesson we're covering ideas to help you play more melodic leads, drawing on classic Americana styles

Spice up your chord playing with these inventive harmonic ideas

Harmonic chord ideas

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Integrate natural, artificial and tapped harmonics with this Yes, Rush-style lesson

Learn to play sliding diad chords

Diad chords

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Take diad shapes and move them to add dynamics


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