barre chord

Dani California Tab by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Difficulty: Easy

This is a fun and easy song to play, but only if you are familiar with a couple of common barre chord forms. It’s great for jamming with the band or just playing on your own. I know there’s a lot of you RHCP fans out there, so download it and play it today.

What The  Main Riff Sounds Like…

Here’s what the guitar part sounds like with guitar and bass:



Now let’s take a look at the tab…Read More »Dani California Tab by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Major Chords

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The five basic chord shapes are the open C, A, G, E, and D chords. Together they spell the word CAGED which helps us remember them.

G Shape Barre Chord

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This can be the trickiest barre chord shape to play. To play it, you may want to just omit playing the high E string. This is how I play it. It makes it much more practical to use.

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A Shape Sixth Chord Barred

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A 6th chord is a chord where  a major triad and the additional sixth interval is major (major sixth chord). For example, a major sixth chord built on C (denoted by C6, or CM6) consists of the notes C, E, G, and the added major sixth A . These are the same notes as those of an A minor seventh chord – whether such a chord should be regarded as an added sixth chord or a seventh depends on its context and harmonic function.Read More »A Shape Sixth Chord Barred

The Five Basic Chord Shapes

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The five basic chord shapes are the open C, A, G, E, and D chords. Together they spell the word CAGED which helps us remember them.

What To Do

This is your very first step! If you do not know how to play these 5 basic chords then you should learn and memorize each chord pattern. Take your time to insure that you learn them and  are playing them correctly. Each pattern is accompanied a picture of the chord being played and an audio sample of what the chord sounds like when played properly.Read More »The Five Basic Chord Shapes