24 common open-position chords
Following is a collection of 24 basic chords you need to know to play a wide variety of songs. The diagrams show the correct strings, frets, and fingerings for each chord.
Six common movable chord forms: 6th-string root
Movable chords are so named because they rely on closed, or fretted, strings, and are named or referred to by their lowest-played string. Below are six common movable chord forms with 6th-string roots.
Six common movable chord forms: 5th-string root
Just like their 6th-string counterparts, 5th-string root movable chords can be moved up and down the neck too. Following are six common forms.
Other movable chord forms: 5th-string root
Besides the 6th- and 5th-string root movable chords above, here are six other handy movable forms to enrich your chord palate.
A chord diagram is a graphic representation of the guitar’s strings and frets. The dots and numerals show you where to place your fingers to play a given chord.
Parts of an electric guitar
An electric guitar contains many parts and components, and knowing their names and functions helps you to maintain your instrument and deal with worn, broken or worn parts needing adjustment or repair.
The figure below shows the principal parts of your guitar.
Tablature, or tab (for short), is a notation system that shows you on what string and fret a note or chord is played.
Refer to the following figure to see tab in action using a D chord.