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How to Play Basic Guitar Chords in 6 Easy Steps

Basic Guitar Chords: The G Major Chord

You may be savvy about strings now, but you can still bump into problems that will ruin your sound. Strumming each string separately is a good way to test a chord for tone. If you find a string that doesn't ring true, it's likely that your fingers or hands have crept out of position.

In addition to troubleshooting tips, you'll tackle a second chord in this video: G major. Fortu­nately, there's more than one way to play a G chord. Once you've mastered the most common method, click to the next page to try out the C and A major chords.