A Little Chord Theory

I’ve just completed a multi-part series on how to figure out the fingering of a chord you don’t know. The first article in the series presumed you already understood some basic chord theory. But many of you haven’t gotten that far in your music or guitar education. So, I’m going… More

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 4: Books, charts and devices.

Books – Reviews Almost every guitar instruction book I own includes guitar chord diagrams. In fact, many of the music books I own also include diagrams for the chords in the tunes. But for this article I’m only reviewing books that are intended to be references for guitar chords. This… More

How do I play that chord? Part 3: Desktop tools.

Updated 2019-12-21  Did you realize there were so many resources available to help learn how to play an unfamiliar guitar chord? This is part 3 in my series and it isn’t the end. I’ve been reviewing chord lookup resources I use or have discovered, mostly those I recommend but occasionally… More