Use Power Chords on a Guitar

How To : Play power chords on the electric guitar

Learn how to play Power Chords in this two part guitar lesson. This how to video Power Chords with a 6th string root note. You will learn about muting the strings and about root notes too. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing power chords in no time. Part 1 of 2 - How t ...more

How To : Play power chords and basic riffs on the guitar

Check out this instructional guitar video and learn how to play power chords in E and A and basic riffs on the electric guitar. Follow along with this video and practice the sixth string riff, fifth and sixth string riff, third fourth fifth and sixth string riff. Watch this vi ...more

How To : Play power chords with open strings on the guitar

As Guitar players, the goal is to be a member of the band when you have to be, and when it's your time shine, you go for it full force! But during those times that you have to hold back and hang with the rhythm section give the idea of open string power chords on your guitar d ...more

How To : Play basic and advanced-shape power chords

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play basic and advanced power chords on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar l ...more

How To : Play beginner guitar chords

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chords. This handy video shows you the way a chord should be formed and how it should sound, perfect for those who are just starting out.

How To : Read and play guitar chords

If you are just starting out learning to play the guitar, one of the first things you need to know is how to read chords. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to read and play certain chords on your guitar. This video is fairly straight forward and offers useful examples for fi ...more

How To : Play power chords with a 5th string root note

Justin Sandercoe teaches us how to play power chords with a 5th string root note in this tutorial. Start out by placing your first finger on the root note and your third and fourth finger underneath. The tip of your fourth finger should be touching the sixth string. Push the t ...more

How To : Play basic guitar chords

Our expert will demonstrate how to play a variety of popular songs on the acoustic guitar. He will teach you the basic chords for each song in the series and then give step-by-step instructions for playing each pop song on the acoustic guitar. Learn how to play all your favori ...more

How To : Familiarize yourself with 18 guitar chords

Check out this instructional guitar video and familiarize yourself with 18 guitar chords. Included in this tutorial are also 18 exercises to help you play the chords and apply the strumming techniques that you've learned. Watch this video to improve your guitar playing skills. ...more

How To : Play 112 jazz guitar chords

In this video, we learn how to play 112 jazz guitar chords. Start off with the F major 7 chord. Then play this where you mute the fifth and first strings so you only play the sixth, fourth, and third. Walk along these strings starting with the "e" and continuing through the sc ...more

How To : Build guitar chords

This is instructional guitar video that shows you how to build chords on your guitar fretboard using music theory. Check out this simple guide to chord theory on the guitar, using the D major scale as a basis for creating chords from notes of the scale. No guitar playing in th ...more

How To : Master reading guitar chords in one minute

In this tutorial, professional guitar player David Wallimann, demonstrates how to read and understand guitar chords in less than one minute. With this straight forward approach you should be on your way to reading and performing proper chords in no time at all. Follow along an ...more

How To : Play easy guitar chords, scales and melodies

In these videos, learn the rest of the notes on the guitar, including the A and D strings, how to play the classic songs “Amazing Grace” and “Greensleeves,” how to play a C major scale, G, C, and D major guitar chords, how to read chord charts, and how to play simple chord pro ...more

How To : Play power-piano guitar licks like Paul Gilbert

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play basic jazz chords on guitar

This guitar lesson is for guitar players that want to learn the basic jazz chords, and some tips to play more "jazzy". Part 1 of 2 - How to Play basic jazz chords on guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play basic jazz chords on guitar.

How To : Play slash chords on guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Travis pick using G, C, and D chords on guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head an ...more

How To : Play E shape barré chords on the guitar

In this lesson you will learn about E shape barre chords, how they are formed, and tips for getting the barre strong and all the notes clear. The second video will teach you more about E shape barre chords, hand position and finger tricks and also how to play the minor 7th and ...more

How To : Create and build chords on the guitar

For beginners, you may learn a few basic chords here and there, but somewhere in your mind you must think about why do these chords sound like this, why is this an A chord and this a G chord? Well, wonder no more! In this video you will learn how the construction of a chord wo ...more

How To : Learn and play over 300 barre chords on the guitar

In this two-part tutorial, we learn how to play (and recall) over 300 barre chords on the guitar. It's a lot easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this guitarist's guide can present a complete overview of the process in about twenty-five minutes. For all of the detai ...more

How To : Play E major, E minor & E7th chords on the guitar

Learn how to play E major, E minor and E7th chords on a standard tuning guitar (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For ...more

How To : Play A shape barré chords on the guitar

In this guitar lesson from Justin Sandercoe you will learn about A shape major barre chords, how they are formed, and tips for getting the fingers in the right place and all the notes clear. In the second part of the series you will learn about A shape minor, dominant 7th and ...more

How To : Play funk chords on the guitar

In this video, we learn how to play the funk chords on the guitar. These chords are more E dominant and require riffs that you may not be used to. The first chord you will use is an E7 chord, starting with the first finger on the root note. Go to the second, fourth, then third ...more

How To : Play chords on the guitar in a Delta blues style

Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn the v ...more

How To : Play chords on the guitar

If you are looking to begin playing the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. This is a short demonstration lesson about left-hand technique while playing chords. You will learn where to place your fingers and the best and most comfortable way to hold your guita ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar with octave chords

In this video series, our expert Stephen Haendiges will show you how to play guitar licks from a left handed persons perspective. He will teach you how to play rhythm guitar licks with using octaves, how to play lead guitar using octaves, arpeggios, and pinch harmonics, and ho ...more

How To : Bend chords on an electric guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play perfect open chords on an electric guitar

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with Music Radar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for h ...more

How To : Play the minor chords on the acoustic guitar

Minor chords sometimes have a sadness to them, but will help you beautify your playing. In this section from Charles Sedlak, we will cover these chords. Don't cry though when you're strumming those strings... just take a deep breath, and pour those chords out.

How To : Play simple chords on the acoustic guitar

Play basic guitar chords, such as the D chord, by placing the fingers on the appropriate strings before strumming. Play basic guitar chords with tips from a professional musician in this free video on music.

How To : Play barre chords on the acoustic guitar

Barre chords are a type of guitar chord where one or more fingers are used to press down multiple strings across the guitar fretboard (like a bar pressing down the strings). Learn how to play barre chords with this help of this guitar tutorial. Watch this how to video and you ...more

How To : Play barre chords on the acoustic guitar easily

If you want to learn how to play the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. In this tutorial you will learn how to play barre chords. Barre chords are a very common technique and is one of the basic concepts of guitar playing. With this how to video you can start ...more

How To : Play barre chords on the acoustic guitar

In this two part lesson we'll discuss the differences between open chords and barre chords, then introduce the 4 main primary barre chords. I'll give a few tips on how you might position your hand to play the barre chords cleanly, and explain how each barre chord pattern relat ...more

How To : Read tabs, chords, and notes on guitar

Want to learn how to play the guitar? With this two part tutorial you can learn how to read tabs, chords and notes for the guitar. You will learn how to read guitar music and notations so you will be able to play any song you want. Part 1 of 2 - How to Read tabs, chords, and n ...more

How To : Play the major chords on an acoustic guitar

In this video, you will learn how to play the major chords on an acoustic guitar, including A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. First, you will be reminded to tune your guitar before playing these chords, which is important. You will be shown each chord, one after the other, and told the ...more

How To : Strum chords on an acoustic guitar

In this episode of Acoustic Guitar for Beginners, Rich Maloof shows you how to strum on an acoustic guitar. Strumming is important to a lot of songs and gives you a cool, carefree playing style. This tutorial gets straight into the mechanics of chords and strums so that you ca ...more

How To : Play guitar with some simple chords

Learn the basics of playing the guitar with this how to video. In this music lesson from Veronica Belmont and Bob Cuadra teach you the parts of the guitar and how to play some simple chords. It may seem hard at first but with the help of this tutorial you will be strumming you ...more

How To : Play beginner chords on the electric guitar

Want to learn guitar? Some people feel helpless, or feel that it is too hard, but this is not the case. Utopian Thrash Metal Guitarist started out with one tablature book and a cheap electric guitar -- he self taught himself in almost no time. This music video tutorial will s ...more

How To : Use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar

This explains how to use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar. A step by step video tutorial that will show you how to mix two note melodic ideas with double stops and throwing in a single note melody. Andrew Wasson from Creative Guitar Studio put together a melodic phra ...more

How To : Play easy slash chords on an acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play easy slash chords on an acoustic guitar. The D/F# base chord is different because your thumb will be touching the strings to make a different sound when the bass comes. If you move your thumb to play the bass note, you will have another w ...more

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