Free guitar lessons - Articles

Here are free guitar lessons in written articles. The articles combine texts and chord diagrams and tabs if necessary. More articles will show up here now and then.

Learn all about how to play guitar chords

A guide for the beginner who wants to know all the fundamentals of the subject.

Level: Beginner

The easiest guitar chords that exist

If you are a complete beginner and find it hard to learn chords this may be the article for you.

Level: Beginner

Cool guitar techniques

A few techniques can be the big difference from sounding plain to add some cool sounds to your guitar playing.

Level: Intermediate

The relationship between chords and scales

What is the difference between a chord and a scale? How can you use chords and scales together?

Level: Beginner

Correct left hand positions

You should hold the guitar in the best possible way. Read the article for tips and reasons for the best positions for your left hand.

Level: Beginner

Punk chords

An introduction to power chords and examples when these chords are used in some well-known punk songs.

Level: Intermediate

Rock chords

An introduction to rock music with examples of songs and instructions about which chords can be used in general.

Level: Intermediate

Blues chords

An introduction to blues music with some "must-have" chords and very common chord progressions.

Level: Beginner

Jazz chords

A guide to chords to use if you want to create a jazzy sound together with chord progressions and other topics.

Level: Intermediate

Singer-songwriter chords

An introduction to the singer-songwriter genre and some tips concerning chords and progression for everybody you want to learn more about this area.

Level: Intermediate

Bossa Nova chords

An introduction to Bossa Nova and tips for chords you could use.

Level: Intermediate

Give your chords more blues feeling

In this lesson, you learn special chords that make your guitar sound bluesy. The article shows progressions and chord diagrams.

Level: Intermediate

Moveable chord shapes

Learn lots of chords fast by memorizing a couple of moving shapes.

Level: Intermediate

Learn useful chord progressions

A fundamental course for learning common chord progressions. Progressions by three and four chords in different music styles.

Level: Beginner

Uncommon chord progressions

A course for learning uncommon chord progressions. Progression that uses less common chords.

Level: Advanced

Practice on chords - tips and tools

Methods to use for learning chords and exercises for chord changes.

Level: Beginner

Chords that sound good together

This is among the first things you want to know after you have learned a few chords.

Level: Beginner

Chromatic transitions in chord changes

This article explains how to do smooth chord transitions by inserting notes between the chords. This gives you lots of possibilities when arranging music.

Level: Intermediate

Chords suited for electric guitar

A lesson on how different chords can be suitable for an electric guitar depending on if the clean or distortion channel is used.

Level: Beginner

Open D tuning

Learn chords to play in open D tuning on the guitar.

Level: Intermediate

Open G tuning

Learn chords to play in open G tuning on the guitar.

Level: Intermediate

Drop C tuning

Learn chords to play in drop C tuning on the guitar.

Level: Intermediate

Chords for left-handed guitar

Horizontally mirrored chords for anyone using left-handed guitars.

Level: Intermediate

Learn how to write songs

A guide to songwriting with song examples.

Level: Intermediate

Ukulele tunings and chords

A short introduction of the ukulele with common tunings and chords.

Level: Beginner