Where to Start Learning Guitar Chords
You're probably like me, and you don't know where to begin learning guitar chords. These 5 basic chords are where I began, and they're where you should begin. With these chords, you can begin to make small tunes and songs. As I learned these and put them together in different ways, it really made me feel accomplished. Remember to focus on accuracy, not speed, yet.
When I say focus on accuracy, I just mean that you should focus on where your fingers go in-between chords. You need to know the proper way to change your finger location while switching chords. Remember to look at your fingers, watch where they go, and finally, just keep doing it. This is the most vital point when learning. You need to build your hand muscle coordination, and the only way to do that is to do it over and over.
How Often Should I Play?
When you first begin learning guitar chords and playing in general, you need to know when to stop. If you're fingers start hurting at ANY point - stop. When using the tips of your fingers, they will become sore. This is because they are forming calluses, and they need time to heal. If you keep playing while they hurt, they will hurt much longer and will not heal properly. You will most likely be left with scars on your fingertips.
- When first starting how to learn guitar, a minimum of 15-20 minutes a day will suffice. If you do this every day your fingers aren't sore, you'll build coordination, accuracy, and speed.
Best of luck to you!