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Title: Easy Guitar Chords needed
Post by: mikemandolin on September 16, 2015, 10:18:45 AM
Again i am starting to learn 6 string guitar, I play Tenor Guitar and Mandolin Tenor Banjo etc but I fing guitar chords, especially C and F  too much of a stretch, i have searched for easier ones in standard tuning without sucess, are their easier ones i dont know about or do i just have to persevere
Mike


Title: Re: Easy Guitar Chords needed
Post by: Jules Gray on September 16, 2015, 10:40:19 AM
I found the easiest chords to play when I was first starting to be D, G, and E minor.  C shouldn't be too much of a stretch after these, but F is a bitch - you're supposed to do a barre with your fingers.  I still cheat with F after all these years.

Jules


Title: Re: Easy Guitar Chords needed
Post by: Pugwash on September 16, 2015, 01:48:52 PM
Don't think there are any simplified chords other than open chords. You just have to keep going with F, then later you can easily play a barred Bm, G, A etc.

Only other way is to whack a capo on and transpose but eventually you do cut down the possibilities.


Title: Re: Easy Guitar Chords needed
Post by: MarkV on September 26, 2015, 06:00:48 PM
F is simple if you dont do the barre, a bit like C.  And to think i learnt most of my chords from the David Bowie song book.  (it had the boxes).

I mainly busk most difficult chords, its only the muso's that really notice  ::)


Title: Re: Easy Guitar Chords needed
Post by: Curt on September 26, 2015, 09:54:52 PM
Justin Guitar will get you going for ages and teach you all the chord tricks  [;-)

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-000-BeginnersCourse.php


Title: Re: Easy Guitar Chords needed
Post by: mikemandolin on October 08, 2015, 11:17:18 AM
Thanks Everyone for your replies, gives me encouragement,and hope, i have been looking at justin guitar on Youtube,  (as well as 100 others) and he is pretty  good, i do h
of course have lots of books as you do, but practice is the only way,
mike