For novice amateur guitarists

For novice amateur guitarists

How to memorize chords on string guitar

The unprofessional guitar chords game is very popular because it is available to almost everyone. In this style played such great Barda as V. Vysotsky, B. Okuzhdava, Yu. Vizbor and many others. Some of the famous bards did not even know the notes, but, nevertheless, they listened to the whole country.

Among ordinary people there are also many amateurs to take a guitar in a campaign near a campfire, at a picnic among friends or at a festive table. Learning to play guitar in this way is easy. For this quite a bit of hearing, a little sense of rhythm, a little voice.

It is also easy to acquire the skills of setting chords and playing them. For an adult, a few months are enough. But beginner amateur guitarists often have a problem: how to find chords by name on the neck of the guitar?

The thing is that in addition to competent names of chords there are still names folk, or yard, if so it is possible to express, as it is: “Small stars”, “Big stars”, “big stars without a finger”, “tees” etc.

These names were heard by any Russian person who at least had a little business with the guitar. They are quite common, especially among teenagers who remember them for life. In order to avoid any misunderstanding, we remind that these names signify.

“Big Star” consists of Barre, which is performed by index finger. On the next fret from the barre the middle finger is placed on the third string. And on the next fret the ring finger and the finger are clamped respectively the fourth and fifth strings.

“The big star without a finger” is placed just like a “big Star”, but the middle finger is removed and pressed to the index.

The staging of the “small Star” is exactly the same as that of the “Big Star”, with the difference that the middle, ring fingers and Littlefinger are put on one string below. That is, the second, third and fourth strings are clamped.

The “Tee” is put in the following way: The second string is pressed from the barre finger, the ring finger is the third string and the middle finger is the fourth string. All three strings are clamped on one fret.

Now, before we begin to study the competent names of chords and their arrangement on the neck of the guitar, let’s talk about minor and major chords.

It is necessary to remember well that all “big stars without a finger” and all “small stars” are minors. On the letter the minor chords are accompanied by the index “M”. For example: CM-C minor.

And, accordingly, all the “big stars” and “tees”-major chords. The index “M” is not used for their literal notation. For example: C-to Major.

Next, you need to remember all the letter chord symbols:

And now the most important thing:

How do I see the listed chords from C to n on the guitar fretboard?
To do this, start counting from the third fret. Just remember that. On the third fret the “small star” will be up to a minor (Cm), and the “tee” on the same fret will be in C major (s). The countdown is produced through the lad. That is, the following chords in D minor (Dm) and in D C will be on the fifth fret. Mi (E) – respectively on the seventh fret in exactly the same major and minor variants of staging.

We’re not going. “Small Stars” stars and “tees” have ended, as, however, and the neck of the guitar also came to an end. So we move on the first fret, on which we will have another chord FA (F). But remember that from the first fret, with the notes of FA, we are already going not “small stars” with “Tees”, and “big stars” and “big stars without a finger.”

The “Big Star” on the first fret will be the chord F major (F), and the “big Star without a finger” on the same fret will be F minor (Fm). Then we also count through the lad. On the third fret sol (G) minor and Major, on the fifth-La (A) and on the seventh fret-si (H).

It should be said that the need to count will be only the first time. Then the adaptation will take place, and you will begin to see all the chords without any counts at once.

That’s it. In conclusion, I would like to advise: do not get used to name chords by the name of letters (with – CE, Dm – de em). It’s a bad tone. Call the chords correctly-“in C major”, “D minor”, etc. and all the above mentioned “stars” and “tees” in general throw away from the head, because such names are completely illiterate. In this article, they were used only for clarity.