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Guitar skills (opens in new tab): 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. 

Unlock hundreds of new chord shapes with this barre chord workout (opens in new tab)

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Moveable shapes you can play anywhere on the neck  (opens in new tab)


15 easy blues guitar chords to learn (opens in new tab)

Joanne Shaw Taylor

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Essential shapes for every player (opens in new tab)


Guitar jam track lesson with chords: psychedelic rock (opens in new tab)

Pink Floyd

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It's time for a 'far out' jam session with this free downloadable backing track and chord lesson (opens in new tab)


Get neoclassical with your guitar by learning these six great chords (opens in new tab)

Yngwie Malmsteen

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Try out some shapes used by neoclassical virtuosos Jason Becker and Yngwie Malmsteen in our guitar lesson (opens in new tab)


Learn 6 of the most famous guitar chords in the history of rock (opens in new tab)

Jimi Hendrix

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From the Beatles to Bond and beyond (opens in new tab)


Learn 6 great 60s rock guitar chords (opens in new tab)

Yardbirds

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Simple shapes that are highly effective (opens in new tab)


Guitar chord vocab: dissonant chords (opens in new tab)

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Add a sense of mystery and ambience to your playing (opens in new tab)


Learn 6 great guitar chords for indie rock (opens in new tab)

The Smiths

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Dial in a rich, chorus-drenched clean tone for a mix of arpeggios and strumming for indie rock jangle (opens in new tab)


How to play a guitar solo using chords (opens in new tab)

Kirk

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Sharpen your three-piece solo skills (opens in new tab)


Learn 4 John Frusciante Red Hot Chili Peppers guitar chords (opens in new tab)

John Frusciante

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Blood Sugar Dmaj7 Magik (opens in new tab)


30 chords acoustic guitarists need to know (opens in new tab)

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


Learn 5 Nile Rodgers funk guitar chords with our rhythm lesson (opens in new tab)

Nile Rodgers

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Including tab and audio – plus learn the Get Lucky riff (opens in new tab)


Improve your guitar chord changes in three simple steps (opens in new tab)

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Lesson: chord shapes to learn with tabs and exercises (opens in new tab)


22 essential chords all guitarists need to know  (opens in new tab)

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From beginner essentials to folk and blues


Get funky with this quick guitar chord lesson (opens in new tab)

James Brown

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Six chords and the truth with tab and audio (opens in new tab)


Choose your next acoustic guitar (opens in new tab)

Best acoustic guitars

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Our pick of the best acoustic guitars for beginners and pros (opens in new tab)


Guitar lesson: learn 6 great chords for folk (opens in new tab)

Ben Howard

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Take a look at a handful of shapes that lend themselves to fingerstyle and flatpicked guitar arpeggios alike (opens in new tab)


10 great blues guitar chords to learn now (opens in new tab)

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Enhance your blues and beyond with these shapes


Learn 60 guitar chords in 20 minutes with this simple lesson (opens in new tab)

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Master barre chords and open up the fretboard (opens in new tab)


These two simple guitar chord changes will improve your muscle memory (opens in new tab)

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Start developing speed around the fretboard with an accessible lesson (opens in new tab)


Guitar lesson: learn 6 great chords for classic rock

Jimmy Page

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Learn soulful guitar chords with just a few two-note shapes (opens in new tab)

Steve Cropper

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Start playing guitar in the style of greats like Steve Cropper and Joe Messina (opens in new tab)


Bored of barre chords? Try these 5 great slash chords to learn (opens in new tab)

Keith Richards

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Partial shape chords that are great for rock (opens in new tab)


Learn to play hundreds of songs with these 5 great chord progressions all guitar players need to know (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)


Learn four great David Gilmour signature Pink Floyd guitar chords (opens in new tab)

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Shine on you crazy Gm6


Make jamming easier with this 12-bar blues chord generator (opens in new tab)

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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  (opens in new tab)

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Top clip-on tuners, tuning pedals and apps to keep you sounding great (opens in new tab)


Expand your repertoire with these unusual chords (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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Find new ideas for old chord shapes with our lesson


Stretch your fingers with these wide chord shapes (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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Stretch fingers and tonal textures with these progressive rock chords


Learn 16 of the best guitar chords for clean tones (opens in new tab)

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Make your clean sounds shimmer with these captivating chords


Our guide to the best electric guitar strings  (opens in new tab)

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These are the very best guitar strings from Ernie Ball, D’Addario, Elixir, Rotosound and more (opens in new tab)


Learn the three-chord trick that's behind thousands of songs (opens in new tab)

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Three chords and the most important chord progression in music


Guitar Skills: Get funky with these chord shapes (opens in new tab)

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Get started with the art of chord vamping 


5-minute blues guitar lesson: Learn to play diads – two-note chords (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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


Major guitar chords  (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)


Use chords and arpeggios to improve your solos (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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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 (opens in new tab)

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Take diad shapes and move them to add dynamics

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