How To Play The Easiest and Most Basic Guitar Chords

Welcome back! Everyone wants very easy guitar tabs to learn and so today I’m gonna share
one with you.

If you are a beginner or if you have been playing for a few months keep reading, you are gonna
like what’s coming. The most easy and fundamental guitar chord every is the Power Chord.
Power chords are basically a root and its fifth; sometimes guitar players will double the root an
octave higher, which makes this chord more interesting. The good thing about playing power
chords is that you don’t really have to worry about the quality of the chord, as any major or
minor chord will also be a power chord. Just grab any minor or major chord and remove its third
and there you go, you’ve got yourself a power chord.

Today I wanna explore one of the most basic but yet important rhythms. I learned this rhythm
when I was just starting to play guitar. This tab I am about to show you represents the era of
rock n’ roll; it represents the root of modern music; there is no single experienced guitar player
in the world that doesn’t know how to play this rhythm. Why don’t we check it out? Here it is:


It is a Rock N’ Roll rhythm. You can play it with a clean sounding guitar or with a distorted tone.
You can mute the strings using the palm mute technique or simply with an open sound
technique; however you want. I have built this rhythm over a C5 (5 stands for power chord). You
can also transpose this rhythm to other chords like this:




Eventually, you can combine all this patterns into one big chord progression. For example, we bring it into a 12bar blues progression to give it more of a rock n’ roll feel to it. You can still use the pentatonic scale to shred over it. In this case I would use the C Minor Pentatonic cale. Let’s check it out:


As far as the picking pattern goes, you can play all downstrokes or use alternate picking. This is all for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and please remember to check out our entire database of videos.

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