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All our guitar chord lessons in one place

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Guitar skills: With so many great chord lessons being added to our ongoing guitar skills tutorial series 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. 

30 chords acoustic guitarists need to know

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


22 essential chords all guitarists need to know 

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From beginner essentials to folk and blues


Choose your next acoustic guitar

Best acoustic guitars

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Our pick of the best acoustic guitars for beginners and pros


10 great blues guitar chords to learn now

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Enhance your blues and beyond with these shapes


Learn four great David Gilmour signature Pink Floyd guitar chords

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Shine on you crazy Gm6


Make jamming easier with this 12-bar blues chord generator

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Learn the most common chord progression in the most important keys and you’ll always know where you are in a 12-bar blues jam


Invest in a quality tuner 

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Top clip-on tuners, tuning pedals and apps to keep you sounding great


Expand your repertoire with these unusual chords

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


Learn the signature chords of Jimi Hendrix, Andy Summers, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and more

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Get the sounds of your favourite players with these trademark chords


Get creative with your guitar chord playing in 20 minutes

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Find new ideas for old chord shapes with our lesson


Stretch your fingers with these 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


Expand your mind with these ingenious prog chords

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Stretch fingers and tonal textures with these progressive rock chords


Learn 16 of the best guitar chords for clean tones

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Make your clean sounds shimmer with these captivating chords


Our guide to the best electric guitar strings 

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These are the very best guitar strings from Ernie Ball, D’Addario, Elixir, Rotosound and more


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

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Three chords and the most important chord progression in music


Guitar Skills: Get funky with these chord shapes

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Get started with the art of chord vamping 


5-minute blues guitar lesson: Learn to play diads – two-note chords

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From Jimi Hendrix to John Mayer, countless players have used diads to add chord-like tone to their solos


Learn 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 

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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

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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

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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

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


Our guide to the best electric guitars to buy now 

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Find the best electric guitar for your budget and playing style, from rock and metal to blues and beyond


Use chords and arpeggios to improve your 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

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


5-minute blues guitar lesson: Learn to play diads – two-note chords

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From Jimi Hendrix to John Mayer, countless players have used diads to add chord-like tone to their solos


Learn to play sliding diad chords

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Take diad shapes and move them to add dynamics