Open Chords

Ah …. those first few chords! It's so nice to get them under your belt and have a base for playing songs. We'll learn these open chord "families" and get rolling towards accompanying that great voice of yours!

 

 

 

 

Here's a link to a nice chord site!

CHORDS

 

 

 

 

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walter turnbull April 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Hi ther Mr. Jackson, I love strumming these chords; music comes to my ears, but when writing a song should the lyrics come first?

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admin April 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Wow …. I truly believe that’s a chicken/egg decision and I’m sure each song writer has his/her own method … for me it would probably be a lyrical idea. But if you have an idea for a story in words … then play around with some chords and see if a pleasing melody pops into your head.

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jim osborn April 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Mr. jackson this is a good lesson. thanks   OZZY

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Luiz September 4, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Thank you, Jackson Mace. I appreciate all your hard work.

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admin September 5, 2012 at 5:09 AM

You bet Luiz! It’s nice to be appreciated!

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erdogan September 8, 2012 at 7:31 AM

I thank you very much for the cords lesson.

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Norman Pendley October 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I'm 57, it's been 25 plus years since I've picked up a guitar, due to an injury to my left hand index finger. Decided to take up the guitar again, but left handed, more like a hobby. Been at it for over three weeks, and impressed with myself, going at it as a beginner, thats never picked up a guitar.  Wanted to say thanks for the time you devote yourself to beginners.

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admin January 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

You’re very welcome Norman!

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Ralph January 19, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Thanks, just what I was looking for.

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admin January 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM

You bet Ralph … enjoy!

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leslie clive williams January 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Mr. Jackson mace .thank you for the lesson on the cords.i love it

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admin January 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM

You bet Leslie!

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colin February 5, 2013 at 10:32 PM

hi there , i love your site  im looking forward to learning from you. i am just curious if you take requests for songs ,, i hav a great one that will fit right into your '' rarities'' section , 
ty for your time  east coast Canada says hi !

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admin February 6, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Okay Colin ….. I’ll bite … what’s the tune?

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colin February 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM

hi there thank you for the reply ,, sorry for the delay i   was out at my camp all weekend : )   im looking for a CLASSIC Dr Hook song . i would love to be able to play any one of these 3 songs ,, u can pick your favourite out of these 3 if u like any of them they are   in order of importance to me : ) 
                           1 Life ain't easy
                            2 Everybody's makin it big but me
                             3 Carry me  Carrie

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colin February 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM

again thanks for the reply ! im really excited to learn from you, it seams in your video's you really love what your doing ! and that helps me stay focused and learn. I love all your song choices and i cant wait to learn all them to play for my momat the campfires ! : )

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Chris March 31, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Hi Mr Jackson I have just started to learn guitar coming from keyboard. Came across you on youtube glad I did things are starting to make sence now
Thank you.

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admin March 31, 2013 at 9:17 AM

You are MOST welcome Chris!

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Rafael May 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I´m from Brazil, just have found your website. I hope to learn guitar with you. 

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admin May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Welcome Rafael!

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Craig Wilson February 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM

FIRST OF ALLL, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME TO TEACH SO MANY. I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR MANY YEARS. BUT HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN STILL. I ALWAYS PLAYED RYTHEM, TILL THE LAST FEW YEARS. IF I ONLY HAD THE TOOLS THAT ARE HERE TODAY BACK THEN. BUT I AM THANKFUL FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO CARE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. MUSIC FOR ME IS LIKE SPORTS WOULD BE FOR OUTHERS. SOON I WILL JOIN THE LIFETIME PROGRAM. HOPE ONE DAY TO SEE YOU PLAY LIVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. CRAIG;

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admin February 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Thanks for the kind words Craig. Keep enjoying your music and I look forward to you joining me at song mentor. Take care be well.

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Mark June 11, 2014 at 7:10 PM

I have come across only one other website that I enjoy learning from and find success and that is justinguitar.com.  He is awesome, as are you.  Thanks for helping make my childhood dream come true.  I have wanted to learn guitar since I was a kid and now I have my first three chords down.  I just gotta get switching between them faster.  Again, thank you so much!

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admin June 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

You are most welcome Mark! Great to hear that you have found some musical joy!

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alfredo September 17, 2014 at 5:43 PM

excellent, all i can say, thank you for your lessons…

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admin September 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM

You are most welcome Alfredo!

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jim rodriguez May 5, 2015 at 8:35 AM

great job jackson easy nice slow lessons that we can understand.

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admin May 5, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Thanks Jim!

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Jeremy July 15, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Enjoyed the 1st lesson

Can you recommend a good site to down load Guitar Cords?

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admin September 16, 2017 at 9:28 AM

You might try my site songmentor.com. There is a tab at the top that has a lot of cords listed. Not sure whether you can download or cut and paste but it is pretty thorough.

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