An instructional piece on the fingering layout of the C Major and D Major guitar chords.
Hello. If you are here, then I’m assuming that you need help fingering a few guitar chords, or maybe you are just trying guitar for your very first time and would like some help. EITHER WAY, I am here for you!
To begin this article, I’d like to tell you how you can easily finger, and play, the C Major Chord on guitar. First, you must, must, MUST, make sure your guitar is in the correct tune. If it isn’t then the chords will not sound right, even if you are fingering and strumming them correctly. Now, after making sure your guitar is tuned and you are comfortably positioned, the first thind you must do in order to strum a C Major chord on your guitar is to put your finger on the first fret board, on the second string from the bottom, or a string better knows as the “B String”. Push the string down in the middle of the fret rectangle, and then move your middle finger up to the second fret, and put in on the third string down from the top, or a string otherwise known as the “D String”. Push that string down in the center of the second fret rectangle, and then move your ring finger to the second string down from the top, otherwise known as the “A string”. Put it on the third fret, and then push the string down in the center of the fret rectangle. Now, while pushing all those strings down so they touch the correct frets, strum your guitars chords nice and smoothly. You’ve just played your first C Major, or Cm Chord!
Now, onto the D major chord. Thig chord, is incredibly simple. First you must take your index finger and push the very bottom string, or the “High E” string, down on the second fret. Next, you need to take your middle finger and push down the third from up from the bottom, or the “G” String, and push it down on the seconf fret, right about your index finger, at this point. Next, take your ring finger and push down on the second string up from the bottom, the “B” string, and push it down on the third fret. Now, while pushing all these down, strum the bottom four strings on your guitar. There it is! You’ve just played your first D Major, or Dm chord!