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Are You a Total Newbie?

On the Guitar

-Hold the Guitar (Video & Article)

-Tune Your Strings (Video & Article)

-Read Chord Charts (Video & Article)

On the Ukulele

-Hold the Ukulele (Video & Article)

-Tune Your Strings (Video & Article)

-Read Chord Charts (Video & Article)

It also helps to know how enharmonics work. In music notation, A# and Bb are 2 different ways of writing the same chord. For more on this, be sure to check out this Video or Article.

If you feel comfortable with these areas, we're ready to start.

Learning Your First Chord

There aren’t many 1-chord songs in the database. But of the ones we do have, G (a.k.a. G major) appears most often. So this is the very best chord to start with.

The diagrams below show the fingering for this beginner chord.

Give it a try.

Gmajor - Guitar

G

Gmajor - Ukulele

G-1

If you can sorta play G, we're ready to start making music.

Be sure to watch the Tutorial Videos again.

And then enter "G" as your first chord on the Search Page.

Best of luck.

And happy strumming.