Chord study


lmf998
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lmf998
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04/20/2024 4:47 pm

Hi, 


Is there any course on just chords from beginner to advanced and examples of how to used them.


 


Thank you


Louie 


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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/21/2024 2:39 pm

Hey, Louie.


There isn't a whole course on just chords, because playing guitar requires more than just knowing chords.  There is a whole set of ideas & skills that go into a complete curriculum.  So, the Fundamentals courses are aimed at teaching beginners all those ideas & skills, with chords just being part of it.


There isn't a course that combines chords from beginner to advanced because each GT course & tutorial is aimed at a specific skill level.  The courses can get you from one level to the next.  Some tutorial collections can also do that.  Also, each style course & most tutorials are generally aimed at a specific genre of music (blues, rock, etc.).


With that in mind, what is your skill level?  What exactly are you trying to accomplish?  Is there a genre you want to play & are maybe only interested in certain chords that are used in that genre?


You could just work through the Fundamentals course & skip everything that is not about teaching chords.  You'd miss out on a complete guitar learning experience, but if that suits your goals, then it might be worth considering.  And then maybe just a style course looking at only the material on chords.


Finally, I have this collection of tutorials that is all about chord theory.  It does kind of start with some basics, then shows how you can gradually learn to visualize & play chords & various voicings all over the guitar.  But most of the material is beyond beginner level.


https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions


Hope that helps!


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04/23/2024 9:23 pm
#2 Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

Hey, Louie.


There isn't a whole course on just chords, because playing guitar requires more than just knowing chords.  There is a whole set of ideas & skills that go into a complete curriculum.  So, the Fundamentals courses are aimed at teaching beginners all those ideas & skills, with chords just being part of it.


There isn't a course that combines chords from beginner to advanced because each GT course & tutorial is aimed at a specific skill level.  The courses can get you from one level to the next.  Some tutorial collections can also do that.  Also, each style course & most tutorials are generally aimed at a specific genre of music (blues, rock, etc.).


With that in mind, what is your skill level?  What exactly are you trying to accomplish?  Is there a genre you want to play & are maybe only interested in certain chords that are used in that genre?


You could just work through the Fundamentals course & skip everything that is not about teaching chords.  You'd miss out on a complete guitar learning experience, but if that suits your goals, then it might be worth considering.  And then maybe just a style course looking at only the material on chords.


Finally, I have this collection of tutorials that is all about chord theory.  It does kind of start with some basics, then shows how you can gradually learn to visualize & play chords & various voicings all over the guitar.  But most of the material is beyond beginner level.


https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions


Hope that helps!

Thank you Chris 


 


Louie 


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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/25/2024 5:47 pm

You're welcome!


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