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Beginner Guitar Lessons: Chord Box

The Chord Box

Understanding Chords - The Chord Box

The arrows horizontally point at the frets

The arrows vertically point at the strings

Unlike TAB the chord box is not upside down – but is a mirror image instead.

‘There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake’ – Robert Fripp

 

Pulling your fingers out


Let’s add a finger to the chord box

The Blue dot shows a finger on the ‘D’ string

This ‘Blue’ Dot as you can see in the diagram below is holding the string down on the ‘2nd’ fret.

To do this place your 1st finger on the ‘D’ string pressing down on the ‘2nd’ fret. try and use your fingertip.

Understanding Chords

The Blue dot shows a finger on the ‘G’ string

As with the previous finger, place your 2nd finger on the ‘D’ string pressing down on the ‘2nd’ fret. try and use your fingertip.

Understanding Chords

The Blue dot shows a finger on the ‘B’ string

Now place your 3rd finger on the ‘D’ string pressing down on the ‘2nd’ fret. Try and use your fingertip.

Below you can now see numbers on the blue dots

Your 1st finger is the one next to your thumb

Understanding Chords

Understanding chord boxes is not difficult but it can be incredibly confusing when you are also trying to get to grips with the guitar physically.

 

Guitar Primer

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