Beginner chord progressions – lesson 2

Logo and guitar in the backgroundThe second part of the lesson series beginner continues with another simple two chord change. C and Fmaj7 are among the first chords to learn and the shift between these chords are rather effortless.
Instructions: Use the middle and ring finger as one moving unit and let the index finger be stationed at the first fret.

C | Fmaj7 | C | Fmaj7

1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar

Start the practice by clicking the button below (this will start the backing track and show chord changes).

Repeats: 5 times
BPM: 80
Time signature: 4/4

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Chord diagrams

These are suggested chord fingerings to use when playing with the backing track.


  • C chord diagram X32010


  • Fmaj7 chord diagram XX3210

Alternative chords diagrams

The F major triad, is trickier to play compared to Fmaj7, with the index finger laying over two strings. This chord is important chord to learn and try to use it also in the progression when you feel ready for it. Regardless if you play Fmaj7 or F, you could choose to include the open A-string as well.


  • F chord diagram XX3211

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