Master The 7 Basic Guitar Chords

Master all seven basic guitar chords, and use them to play popular guitar songs in less than a week.

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The seven basic guitar chords are used in countless songs. Knowing them gives you better access to them, and being shaky on them means you might be (needlessly) strugging. If you have to avoid songs because you don't like to play a chord, then what fun is that?

This course will guide anyone who wants to completely master the seven basic chords. After you take this course, you'll be able to play the guitar chords that are the vernacular of guitar; In other words, you'll be able to play the chords that every guitarist uses to play songs together because they are easy.

Mastering these seven chords will give you access to literally millions of songs, from Dead Flowers by The Rolling Stones and Love Me Do by The Beatles, to In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel all the way to Cut Your Hair by Pavement. These chords are so important to learn!

What are these guitar chords?

G, C, D, A, A minor, E, and E Minor.

This course will show you all of these chords, all the popular variations of these chords, and it will show you how to master each of them in a matter of days.


The amount of songs that use these chords is staggering. G and D for example? Used everywhere:

Guitar Songs That Use The D Chord

He Wasn't Avril Lavigne
We Sink Chvrches
Send My Love Adele
Remedy Adele
Align Nina Nesbitt
He's the One I'm Bringing Back Nina Nesbitt
Different People Biffy Clyro
All Is Now Harmed Ben Howard
Not In That Way Sam Smith
One Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Shirtsleeves Ed Sheeran
Lithium Nirvana
Sex The 1975
Heart Out The 1975
Settle Down The 1975
Words As Weapons Birdy
Panic Cord Gabrielle Aplin
Home Gabrielle Aplin
Ready to Question Gabrielle Aplin
Grow Up Paramore
Daydreaming Paramore
Be Alone Paramore
All Apologies Nirvana
On A Plain Nirvana
Wake Up Rage Against the Machine
The Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy
Hysteria Muse
Plug in Baby Muse
Teenage Kicks The Undertones
Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers
Everlong Foo Fighters
Times Like These Foo Fighters
Only Girl Rihanna
Love Story Taylor Swift
Come in With the Rain Taylor Swift
Jump Then Fall Taylor Swift
Our Song Taylor Swift
You and Your Heart Jack Johnson
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams
Hey There Delilah Plain White T's

Guitar Songs That Use The G Chord

Here I Go Again Whitesnake
Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
She's A Rebel Green Day
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) Green Day
Wake Me Up When September Ends Green Day
Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
Who Knows Avril Lavigne
Slipped Away Avril Lavigne
Keep Holding On Avril Lavigne
When You're Gone Avril Lavigne
Under the Tide Chvrches
Recover Chvrches
Days of Old B.B. King
Make You Feel Better Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wake Linkin Park
You Shook Me All Night Long ACDC
How Do We (Party) Rita Ora
Welcome to New York Taylor Swift
Shake it Off Taylor Swift
We Are Never Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
22 Taylor Swift
Been a Son Nirvana
Heart of Gold Birdy
Maybe Birdy
How Do You Feel Today Gabrielle Aplin
Fast In My Car Paramore
Crazy Girls Paramore
Whiskey in the Jar Thin Lizzy
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepson
Let Her Go Passenger
Supermassive Black Hole Muse
Drunk Ed Sheeran
California King Bed Rihanna
Keep Your Head Up Ben Howard
Collide Howie Day
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
Swing Swing The All American Rejects

Learn each chord in a simple manner, and then master it in two-three days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I be able to do with these chords once I'm able to play them?
You'll be one (incredibly awesome) step closer to being able to play basic guitar songs!
How long will it take me to learn the 7 basic guitar chords?
I would guess anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. Keep in mind that if you purchase this course, you'll have lifetime access. Cool, huh?
I can already play these chords, so how are you going to help get better at them?
I've got an amazing process of how to master them quickly that was tested in literally hundreds of lessons with complete beginners. I share this (time-tested and incredibly powerful) process with you in this course.
I'm brand new to guitar. Would you recommend that I start here?
Absolutely. You can also start with learning strumming if you wish.
Do you include high resolution photos of the chords?
Not only do I include high-res photos of the chords, I include two different views, a chord chart, and plenty of information on how to play that particular fingering of a chord. All of this comes with the purchase of the course, and it is all in the workbook for the course, too.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor

Dave Wirth
Dave Wirth

Dave Wirth has been teaching guitar in private lessons for more than a decade, and has been playing guitar for more than twenty five years. He managed to successfully audition for the guitar program at Bowling Green State University without knowing how to read music notation. He graduated with a bachelors degree in jazz and classical guitar performance from Bowling Green. Despite having only three years of experience on classical guitar, Dave also successfully auditioned for the Eastman School of Music, widely regarded as a top music school. He graduated from Eastman with a masters degree in classical guitar performance and literature. Dave moved to Austin, Texas in 2003 to escape the depressing cold of the Northeast. Three years later he opened The School of Feedback Guitar. The School of Feedback Guitar continues to grow to this day.

Many thanks to the photographers who graciously made their photos available under Creative Commons licenses. Thank you!

Another Guitar Pic by Lemuel Cantos, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Ring of Fire
by Leon F. Cabeiro, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Music Man
by Ben Grey,
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