The last of the four “Core Chords” – C Major

C Major chord for guitar

You’re at the last “Core Chord”! Time to practice C Major:

THE ESSENTIALS OF C MAJOR:

C Major is the fourth and final “core” chord we need to learn. Seriously, if you already this far, you are doing an excellent job. This chord is another happy chord, and is a 20% chord that is essential to learn how to play!

And hey, check this out: Play the C chord as written above once, then try placing your pinky (finger #4) on the third fret of the second string. This may feel a bit weird at first because of the stretch between finger #3 and finger #4, but try it and strummmmm! Welcome to the world of “add2” chords! Try experimenting with this chord and any of the other 4 “core chords” – thousands of songs have been written on this variation and the other chords you now know.

By mastering these four chords, you will be able to play thousands of songs!

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