15 Essential Beginner Guitar Chords

Step-by-Step Guide to Learning Open Chords and Essential Chord Progressions for Beginners

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“I’ve learned open chords but forget them the next day and have no idea how to practice them properly!”


The biggest problem guitarists face when learning chords (that keeps your wheels spinning and not seeing results) is:


That frustrating experience of learning chords only to forget them immediately as you practice them outside of real music.


Sound familiar? Learning open chords can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don’t have an organized, proven learning method to work from.

Have you had any of these common beginner guitar learning experiences?

You learn open chords but switching between chords seems impossible. You awkwardly move each finger, one at a time, taking minutes to change chords. You start to think you’ll never learn guitar and you give up.

You learn new open chords, only to forget them the next day as you never apply chords to real songs and progressions. You seem to learn chords for the sake of learning, not to make music and enjoy playing your guitar.

You finally learn a few open chords, and maybe a song or two, but your technique is lacking and playing becomes tedious, even painful, and no fun at all. So, your guitar goes back into the case to collect dust.

Over the past 25 years, I've played over 2500 gigs, taught over 8000 private lessons, and given workshops all over the world to guitarists of all levels.

I’ve found that many online guitar courses and teachers overcomplicate open chords, creating frustration rather than enjoyment in the practice room.

This is definitely not the case with Beginner Guitar Chords.

In this course, I walk you step-by-step through a proven method guaranteed to easily learn open chords, internalize each shape, and get you playing essential progressions quickly.

With Beginner Guitar Chords, you benefit from my 25+ years of teaching and performing experience, so you know exactly what to practice for immediate results.

 

3 Ways This Course Expands Your Playing:


1. Play Open Chords with Easy Fingerings and Solid Technique - Learn the best fingerings for every open guitar chord. Video lessons show you how to play with proper technique and provide you with variations for large and small hand sizes. Everything you need to master open chords AND build rock-solid rhythm guitar technique.

2. Learn Real Progressions with Every Chord Shape - Every chord in this course is taught through multiple chord progressions taken from hundreds, if not thousands, of popular songs. With these exercises, you master open chords, play fun chord progressions, and set yourself up to play 1000’s of other popular songs.

3. Adapt These Chords to Fit Your Playing Style - No need to change your musical style or tastes with these chords. Any chord and progression in this course will fit folk, rock, country, pop, soul, R&B, Indie and other musical genres. Discover your authentic musical personality and learn essential beginner guitar chords at the same time.

"I am a more confident and skilled guitarist…"


"Matt’s courses have given me many skills and tools to apply in my guitar playing. His superb lessons are fun, engaging and concepts are very well explained and demonstrated. I am a more confident and skilled guitarist because of Matt’s lessons!"

- Kathleen

Here's A Sneak Peek

Get started on the right foot as you learn about fingerings, how to hold the guitar, parts of the guitar, and more with this intro chapter. Everything you need to set yourself up for success in this course is here.

Success as a beginner guitarist often comes down to the order that you learn chords on the fretboard. This first playing chapter teaches you the 3 most important open chords on guitar. No guessing, these are the best first chords to learn for every guitarist.

This chapter adds 2 new chords, and many new chord combinations and progressions, as you learn A and E on guitar. At this point you not only have 5 chords under your fingers, you can play hundreds, if not thousands, of popular songs with these essential chord shapes.

This creative challenge tests your open chord skill set as you apply every chord you’ve learned in this course to a practical, musical, and fun workout.

7th chords are essential when playing blues, country, rock, pop, and more. This chapter teaches you essential fingerings for 3 open 7th chords, C7-D7-G7. Then, you quickly play these chords over must-know chord progressions in your studies.

B7 is a chord that handcuffs many guitarists as it has a tricky fingering. Here, you learn the best way to practice, play, and move into and out of B7. No more hating this chord, learn to love B7 with these fun exercises.

This creative challenge tests your open chord skill set as you apply every chord you learned in the previous two chapters to a practical, musical, and fun workout.

You now dive into minor chords as you explore Em and Am, along with a B7 review, in these exercises. At this point you can play tons of songs, major and minor keys, using easy to play and fun open chords and progressions.

Uh-oh, it’s the F chord! F is a chord that many players struggle with and often give up on when learning guitar. That won’t be you as you use my proven step-by-step method to learn F properly and learn to love this chord on guitar.

This creative challenge tests your open chord skill set as you apply every chord you learned in the previous two chapters to a practical, musical, and fun workout.

Here, I show you the best way to go back and review this course material or how to go forward in your playing depending on your comfort level. The best next step in your guitar journey is in this video.

 

How to Get the Most from This Course


1. Follow the curriculum - Start with the intro chapter, learn how the course is laid out, then dive in and work the chapters in order. All material is presented in sequential order to make practicing fun and easy to follow.

2. Practice at your own pace - As you finish a section, click “complete and continue” to mark your progress. Then, learn at your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course, so no rush, take your time and work with the best pace for your schedule.

3. Coaching from Matt - As you work through this course, you can post questions in the comment boxes below any exercise or in the chat bubble in the bottom right of any screen. I’m glad to answer your questions and provide feedback. You can also post an unlisted YouTube video in the comments for direct feedback on your playing.

 

Who is this Program For?


This course is for guitarists looking to demystify chord melodies and learn the secret to building your own awesome chord melodies.


It's for guitarists who:

  • Struggle to memorize chords on guitar.

  • Love strumming chords but hit a huge wall when you play songs.

  • Want to learn a quick and easy method to play every single open chord.

  • Don’t want to spend months learning chords before you learn full progressions so you can start playing right away.


I’ve taught open chords to players all over the world for over 25 years, and in that time, I’ve developed a proven system for learning these essential chords.


I want to share with you my time-tested open chord system that quickly gets these chords under your fingers and has you making music from day 1.

 

Who is this Program NOT For?


As your Beginner Guitar Chord guide, my job is to keep this course positive, encouraging, and welcoming for EVERY guitarist who joins. That’s why this course isn’t for you if…

  • You’re looking for a “Guitar God quick” fix. There’s no such thing as an overnight guitarist. This program is about building a long-term relationship with the guitar that leads with enjoyment and real growth – not hype or impossible promises.

  • You’re not a team player. This isn’t American Idol for guitar, it’s not a competition. The MWG Community is a safe environment for new and experienced guitarists to support and learn from each other. This is for team players who encourage growth in their fellow guitarists – not trolls who heckle their peers.

  • You’re a negative Nelly. If you like to complain, tear down, or argue with other guitarists just for the sake of it, this program isn’t for you. We’re about encouragement, welcoming new players, and positive, constructive feedback. No negative energy or comments allowed in this program.

"I've been dinking around on guitar for the past few years. Just exploring it…I immediately hear that my ears opened up just a little bit more and my solos have improved as well as my rhythm when reading.

My next goal is to work on interacting with the rhythm section, the drummer in particular…The course presentation is very logical and provides quite a bit of motivation to play this instrument. My jazz class teacher (who is a guitarist) warned me about guitar. Of course, as I found out a few months ago, he was correct. I'm enjoying being in this rabbit hole."

- Steve

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What You Get


  • Lifetime Access to Beginner Guitar Chords Course ($15 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And more!
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    The Total Value of This Course Is Over $715


    If you have the desire to learn essential chords, then you will reach your guitar goals with my Beginners Guitar Chords course.


    And, I don’t want you to spend a fortune to find rhythm guitar happiness.


    I’ve made Beginner Guitar Chords affordable for anyone who wants to ditch the frustration of learning open chords on your own.


    You won’t pay
    $515, $315, $215 or even $45 like some other overpriced courses you see online…


    You’re about to gain immediate access to a proven open chord learning method that levels up your playing today.


    And, all you pay for this premium step-by-step course and coaching is $15!


    This small investment in your happiness is the same amount you pay for 10 minutes of a private guitar lesson.


    Instead of a few minutes in a lesson, you get access to a full, organized, and fun beginner guitar chords course.


    In return for this massive discount, I’d really appreciate your honest and constructive feedback so I can keep making every course more successful for you and everyone in the MWG community.


    Other than that, all I ask for is your full commitment and positive attitude so you can get the most out of this open chord course and reach your guitar goals.


     

    How This Course Transforms Your Playing


    1. Make Learning Open Chords Fun - Stop struggling to learn open chords. With my proven chord learning system, you discover the fastest and easiest ways to play every open chord on guitar. Because you use time-tested fingerings and techniques, open chords are so fun to learn you can’t wait to practice every single day.


    2. Internalize Each Chord, Don’t Just Memorize Them - With Beginner Guitar Chords, you not only memorize chord shapes, you internalize them. This allows you to play without thinking. Get your brain out of the way and let your fingers do the talking as you fly through chord progressions and switch chords with ease.

    3. Play Thousands of Songs with Essential Progressions - When you learn progressions in this course, you not only learn that one set of chords, you can use those chords to play 1000’s of popular songs on guitar. Countless songs use the same or similar progressions. It’s these must-know chord groups that you learn in Beginner Guitar Chords.

     

    What You Get - Quick List


    Whew, that was a lot to take in! Here’s a quick recap of what you get when you enroll in Beginner Guitar Chords.


  • Lifetime Access to Beginner Guitar Chords Course ($15 Value)
  • Matt’s Proven Practice Strategy to reach your guitar goals. ($200 Value)
  • Feedback and Coaching from Matt 7 days a week. ($500 Value)
  • And more!
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    Course Curriculum


      Chapter 1 - Introduction
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      Chapter 2 - C D G Chords
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      Chapter 3 - A D E Chords
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      Chapter 4 - Creative Challenge
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      Chapter 5 - C7 D7 G7 Chords
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      Chapter 6 - E7 A7 B7 Chords
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      Chapter 7 - Creative Challenge
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      Chapter 8 - Em Am B7 Chords
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      Chapter 9 - Am Dm F E Chords
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      Chapter 10 - Creative Challenge
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      Outroduction
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      What's Next?
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    Frequently Asked Questions


    When does this course start and finish?

    This course starts now and never ends! It’s a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.


    What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact Matt by email [email protected] in the first 30 days of your purchase and you will receive a full refund.


    Can I download the files for each course?

    You can download all PDFs, audio examples, and backing tracks to practice offline. The videos are only viewed on the page.


    What if I have a question about the courses or about music?

    You can post all questions related to the course in the comments section of any section. I aim to answer all questions within 24 hours of posting. Also, you can use the instant messenger on the bottom right of page to ask questions or you can email me at [email protected].


    What if I don’t know where to go next after finishing this course

    No worries, use our success paths and follow the step-by-step guides to learning what you want to work on – getting started, jazz guitar, blues guitar, guitar technique, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and much more!

     

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