How Many Chords Do I Need to Learn?

You may know that a chord is a little arrangement of your fingers pressing down on the strings of the guitar.
Further, you may have heard guitar playing friends throw around many names of chords, such as
“C major, D minor, E seventh, and F suspended flat five”. “How many of these things will I have to learn?”
you ask yourself in dismay, for the prospect seems daunting.

Fear not! With only a baker’s dozen of chords, you can play most of the songs ever turned
into radio waves and sent through the skies of America! This basic guitar course at New York City Guitar
School will teach you those chords. If you like, you may stop after these 12 or 13 chords and get by admirably!
If you do prefer to continue studying, you will find that additional chords tend to be physical
and mental variations of your first chords, and thus much easier!

Dan Emery
Dan Emery is dedicated to bringing the thrill and pride of guitar playing to all who desire it. He is the founder of NYC’s friendliest and fastest growing guitar schools, New York City Guitar School, Brooklyn Guitar School and Queens Guitar School. He is a proud investor in Boston’s most awesome guitar school, Boston School of Guitar. He is a co-founder of Yonkers Boost Afterschool, where kids whose schools have cut budgets for art, music and phys. ed can run, play, draw and make music. He has a Masters in Education from Columbia University Teachers College, and extensive performing experience as songwriter and guitarist for The Dan Emery Mystery Band.

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