How to Play Basic Guitar Chords in 6 Easy Steps

Basic Guitar Chords: The E Major Chord

Now that you've got the hang of handling strings, you're ready for chords. Chords are groupings of single notes, and there are five basic combinations that you'll find in most songs: C major, G major, D major, A major and E major.

In lesson two, the instructor demonstrates the finger positions for E major, the easiest of the chords. One of the trickiest things about chords is keeping your hands in the correct position. Check out the next video to finger the common culprits behind.