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How to build guitar chords the easy way

Elixir® Strings artist Shawn Persinger AKA Prester John has performed around the world as a guitarist, and taught in five continents too. At the heart of his creativity is the ability to find and build chords across the fretboard, but it's not some mystical art only a few players ever discover; you can start learning to do it too with this video lesson and tab. 

Understanding how chords are made begins with how a scale works and the intervals between notes. This knowledge helps us to build chords, as Shawn illustrates so well with the major scale in the video tutorial above.

The video features tab you can follow on screen as Shawn plays, but you can also download the tab for the lesson to work with in your own time via Elixir® Strings here

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Shawn uses a range electric and acoustic Elixir® Strings sets featuring NANOWEB®, POLYWEB® and OPTIWEB® coatings in various gauges. 

Whether performing in the studio or live on stage, playing electric or acoustic, I need my guitar strings to feel fresh, smooth, fast and stay in tune," says Shawn. "Elixir® Strings do all that and more!" 

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