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Old Jul 16, 2004, 06:03 PM   #1
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I only know four chords. I can't learn any more without getting frustrated. How do I learn more chords?
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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go to www.chordfind.com

to start you should learn:
E, F, G, A, B, C, D (then the minors and 7ths)Em...E7
F#m, Bm
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 07:11 AM   #3
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I know G, C, G7, and D7 already. B7 is very hard!
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 09:09 AM   #4
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Em and E are both very easy. Like jtal909 said, start with most of the major chords. You'll get used to B7 after enough practice.
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 03:03 PM   #5
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a very helpful site, jtal - thanks for posting it!
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Old Jul 18, 2004, 01:57 AM   #6
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Yes, a very helpful site! It solved many problems!
Since I'm italian and here we call the notes with different names it was a problem for me reading all those chords with english notes, now I can see where to put my fingers, and it's really good!
Thanks for the link!
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 06:48 AM   #7
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If you learn E and A, for now you can make any chord you like by using bar chords. You can learn the fancy open chords at the top later once you find it's easier to move your fingers and get them moving quicker. That's what I did, and it's extremely convenient! This way you don't have to remember 1,000,000 chords and you don't have to change your fingers that much. In order to make a seventh, or a minor, it's just as simple as lifting a finger. This also helps with knowing where all the notes are on the neck. The only thing you really have to remember is all the notes on the E string and the A string. I learned all this on my own, and figured out the notes and how to change them, but someone gave me this website for scales and chords and everything. It's really good because it plays the chord for you so you know how it's supposed to sound. It's www.looknohands.com . Hopefully that helps a bit. Good Luck!!
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 02:45 PM   #8
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Thanks! I now know three more chords: F, E7, and A7. I learned them all today!
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 12:20 AM   #9
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it does'nt matter how many chords you learn, your never gonna remember them all anyway. Get a good chord reference book. Practice, practice , practice and more practice is the only way to improve on the guitar. Its very similar to learning how to surf ( for those who have had the chance to try it) . Practice more barre chords , once you've got them down you can play just about any chord , even the dreaded B7.
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 01:34 PM   #10
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... even the dreaded B7.

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Yer a riot mate! Hey i like the B7. It sounds so cool.
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 02:40 PM   #11
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F#m and Bm are also very cool sounding chords and very Beatley.
You should learn those.
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Old Jul 20, 2004, 10:48 PM   #12
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The simple G7, C7, D7 combination can be used to play the classic, " I'm gonna sit right down and cry ( over you ) from " Live at the BBC." with no sight of the dreaded B7 chord or even the F# minor sus 3 and an added 4th. LOL.
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Old Jul 21, 2004, 05:18 PM   #13
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Yep, I also love the B7 chord.

And I don't think it is all that difficult to hold. A lot more comfortable than others you sometimes need.
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Old Jul 22, 2004, 09:44 AM   #14
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I've memorized the fingering for B7--won't be long until I get it!!
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Old Jul 22, 2004, 01:25 PM   #15
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I've memorized the fingering for B7--won't be long until I get it!!

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Good! I like it too, it sounds awesome. I wouldn't start barre chords yet, if I were you. It took me a while to get them and they're even less comfortable than B7!
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Old Jul 22, 2004, 05:15 PM   #16
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Just playing songs in the 'Beatles complete' yesterday and I noticed how many times they used the combination of minor chords such as Gm, C#m, F#m and B7 in songs such as 'You're going to lose that girl', Yes it is, Do you want to know a secret?' and many more. Its just incredible how they managed to put these chord combinations together with the basic chords, ( a,e,d etc ) and come up with amazing songs. That three chord trick with a change in the middle is classic. That is why they have and will be remembered as some of the great song writers of our time.
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Old Aug 01, 2004, 09:05 PM   #17
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I'm glad your learning. I really didn't find the B7 chord that to horribly hard. I like it actually, as a lot of the others have said.

Another chord I really like is Fm and F#m those are two cool chords.

Damn now you've got me wanting to play guitar... and its like 12 am here lol

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Oh well.... as soon as I get up tomorrow.
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