How to Play Basic Guitar Chords

Here are the most basic and commonly used guitar chords. When you know how to execute these simple basic guitar chords, you can literally already play thousands of great guitar songs and create basic guitar compositions just by using these simple basic chords.

These basic guitar chords are very easy to learn and execute. I suggest you memorize these basic guitar chords, as you will encounter them very often as you are learning and playing different songs.

The guitar chord charts below include diagrams to show you proper chord fingering and audio for you to know how the chord should sound like. Try them out!!

Additional Resources:
Learn how to read chord diagrams click -> How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams
All guitar chords complete diagrams click -> Complete Guitar Chords
 

Basic Guitar Chords


"A" or "A major" Basic Guitar Chord
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"Am" or "A minor" Basic Guitar Chord
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"C" or "C major" Basic Guitar Chord
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"D" or "D major" Basic Guitar Chord
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"Dm" or "D minor" Basic Guitar Chord
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"E" or "E major" Basic Guitar Chord
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"Em" or "E minor" Basic Guitar Chord
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"G" or "G major" Basic Guitar Chord
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