How do I play that chord? Part 5: Wrap up.

Summary of chord lookup methods. Online Source Dan’s Tests Cost Comments Maj7 Bonus Chord House Simple Fail Fail Free Beginner site Chord House Advanced Pass Pass Free Shows all scale note positions on neck. Good reference but you have to figure out diagrams. Gootar Pass Fail Free Takes too much… More

How do I play that chord? Part 2: Look it up online.

How do I play that chord? Part 2: Look it up. This post was rewritten 2019-12-20. The original version was published in 2010. Things change. You can still look up chords online but most of you will probably go first to your smartphone for an app. The rewrite reflects the… More

How do I play that chord? Part 1. Figure it out.

While on vacation last week I encountered a G7b5b9 chord in a lead-sheet to a tune I wanted to play. I thought I was ready for “Guitar Camp” but I hadn’t packed any of my chord reference books. How do you handle chord names you aren’t sure how to play?… More