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Beginner Open Chords for Guitar

——   Created by Chris Rupp

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Are you new to guitar and are frustrated with it because you don't know how to play anything?

Let Chris from GuitArmy get you on your path to playing your favorite songs. 

I created this course Beginner Open Chords for Guitar to teach beginner guitar players how to play their first chords. If you are new to guitar this course will teach you the basic chords you will need to play an endless amount of songs. 

This course is not only for beginners. I think all guitar players can find the course useful because it not only shows you basic chords but you will also learn variations of the chords and more advanced open chords.

In each instructional video the chart for the chord is included right in the video making it very easy to learn the chords. 

A PDF chart of all of the chords is also included in the project section of this course. 

You will learn over 30 different open chords in this course. Below are the types of chords you will learn:

  • major chords
  • minor chords
  • dominant 7th chords
  • sus2 chords
  • sus4 chords
  • add9 chords
  • major 7th chords
  • minor 7th chords
  • slash chords

 After you have learned all these great open chords you will play along with Chris on 4 chord progressions. 

This course is designed to be a fun light course that teaches you the basic chords you'll need to know and makes you a better guitar player. 

I look forward to seeing you inside the course!

With GuitArmy guitar lessons on Arbington you will learn: basic open chords, power chords, barre chords, scales, major scales, minor scales, learn to solo, improvisation, beginner guitar lessons, intermediate guitar lessons, advanced guitar lessons, guitar riffs, rock licks, guitar licks, rhythm guitar, songwriting, modes on guitar, how to read guitar tablature, play a guitar solo, triads for guitar, and much more. 

The course project

The class project for this beginner open guitar chords course is to play the chord progressions below. You can play the chord progressions using whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, or eight notes. Just play each chord for one measure. So, basically every 4 beats you change chords. 

Chord progressions:

  • Em, D, A minor 7th, B7
  • C, F add9, Am, G
  • G, D/F#, Em, C add9
  • A sus2, D sus2, Bm, E

All of these chords are taught in the course. They are also included in the PDF's attached in this project. 

How does a student complete this project?

  1. Provide a link to a YouTube video that shows you playing the chord progressions
  2. If a link to a video isn't possible then you can provide a link to an audio clip of you playing the chord progressions
  3. If a video or audio isn't possible then you can just upload a picture of yourself playing one of the chord progressions. 

Any of the 3 above options is fine.  


16 Lessons

2 mins
What Is an Open Chord?
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7 mins
Major Chords Part 1
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10 mins
Major Chords Part 2
6 mins
Minor Chords
8 mins
Dominant 7th Chords
4 mins
Sus 2 Chords
8 mins
Sus 4 Chords
7 mins
Add 9 Chords
6 mins
Open Major 7th Chords
5 mins
Open Minor 7th Chords
6 mins
Slash Chords
7 mins
Open Chord Progression 1
2 mins
Open Chord Progression 2
3 mins
Open Chord Progression 3
3 mins
Open Chord Progression 4
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About the instructor

Chris  Rupp
Chris Rupp
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My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over …

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