Chords and Fretboard
The Basic Chord Shapes
Shown below are all the basic major and minor open chords you should know. Get to know the shapes as well as the names. Learning your chords first is a great way to learn songs faster, because instead of having to learn new shapes every time you want to learn a song, you can just apply what you already know to getting the song down. Try using some of these chords that you use less to write a chord progression or song idea.