Common Open Chords

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Open strings sound great on the guitar. That’s why open chords (chords that use 1 or more open strings) are so popular to play.

How To Play The Common Open Chords

You’ll need to know how to read a chord diagram and make sure you tune your guitar before you get started.  In the video below I’ll show you how to play the chords. Then use the chord chart above to practice them. Keep working at them until you can play them from memory. You’ll find the chord chart immediately below the video.

Strumming The Commonly Used Open Chords

Your next step would be to learn how to strum using these chords. My Beginner Strumming video course will teach you to strum using the chords from the chart.

Common Open Chord Chart

Below  is the chart: