How to read the guitar chord diagrams:
The guitar chord chart with easy guitar chords
I have selected some chord positions that are especially suited for acoustic and electric rhythm guitar playing (as opposed to lead/solo guitar playing).
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They have been selected so that they're easy to play and blend well (sound good) together in any combination.
What does that mean?
Well, "easy to play" explains itself, but "blend well" is not so obvious:
If you have a chord that only plays on the top 3 or 4 thin (treble) strings, followed by a chord which is played on all 6 strings, they won't blend well, because the chord played on all six strings has far more bass.
I have selected some chords that have a little of both, bass AND treble, so they will always blend well.
You can get to all the chords by following the guitar chord links on top of this page.