According to "the science" - the 23 guitar chords below are some of the most useful ones to know as a beginner.
Together, they'll allow you to play the majority of songs you hear on the radio.
Learning them in this exact order will help you unlock the most potential music at each stage.
Before you start, make you sure understand how to:
It also helps to know how enharmonics work. In music notation, A# and Bb are 2 different ways of writing the same chord. And the Chord Genome Project always defaults to whichever enharmonic version comes first alphabetically.
Lastly, there are many ways to play the same chord. And I created the diagrams below for my tiny elf hands (and fat dwarf fingers). If you'd prefer to use different fingerings, you can find alternate versions here.
The 23 Most Important Chords in Guitar
Click on any diagram to watch a "how to" video.