Guitar Chords For Beginners – July by Noah Cyrus

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Noah Cyrus began exploring her mental illness through music as early as late 2020. Her first EP, Good Cry, featured moody alt-R&B that explored anxiety and toxic relationships; her sophomore record The End of Everything went further with this theme by featuring songs like July that addressed addiction to Xanax.

A Major

A major is one of the first chords most people learn when learning guitar, as it is a barre chord (meaning you need to bar your index finger flat across 5-6 strings at once).

A major is an upbeat sound that can also be used to form triads and barre chords further down the fretboard. When switched to minor mode it becomes darker and heavier sounding.

B Major

B major is a barre chord which requires pressing three fingers together tightly, which may prove challenging for beginners but well worth the effort as it adds an uplifting sound to songs of any genre.

Deep Purple’s “Hush,” as well as Bombay Bicycle Club’s indie rock hit “Always Like This”, demonstrate this versatility perfectly.

C Major

C major chords are among the first types of guitar chords most beginners learn, making them accessible across a wide variety of musical genres and easy to play. You have two versions to choose from: open and barred versions – although barring makes playing easier but may sound thinner.

C major dyad chord is another variation on this chord with its root and major third notes; it is used to thicken power chords.

D Major

The D major chord should be one of your first priorities when starting to learn chords, as it provides a great starting point for beginners and can also be utilized in more complex progressions.

This chord features the notes D, F# and A; also known as a D major 7th chord. Remember that sharp indicates one fret up while flat indicates one fret down.

E Major

E Major is one of the initial major scales musicians learn. With four sharps, it forms part of the CAGED system, which divides chord shapes into manageable chunks for easier learning.

Remember that sharps mean one fret up and flats mean one fret down on your guitar fretboard – this helps decrease distance between chords on its fretboard.

F Major

F Major is one of the more difficult guitar chords to master due to its baritone chord shape – in which your first finger covers multiple strings simultaneously – making it especially challenging for beginner guitarists.

There are various variations on the F Major chord that make it much simpler to play and hold down. One such variation allows you to mute the high E string with your index finger so it won’t buzz, making for easier practice and practice sessions.

G Major

G Major chord is one of the first you will learn as a novice guitarist, making for an accessible starting point with which to practice on acoustic guitar.

This chord progression works well with any kind of song and will sound particularly effective in country or rock context. Additionally, add some interesting licks or riffs for added interest and catchiness.

A Minor

A Minor chords possess an intimate quality, ideal for conveying softened emotions. Therefore, these chords have often been used by rock bands such as Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine and Guns N Roses – California in their songs.

Chord progressions are an integral component of learning guitar, creating moods both predictable and unpredictable to communicate messages to their audiences.

B Minor

B minor chords bring sophistication and emotion to your songs, creating a moody soundscape. They work best when played using a barre chord technique requiring one finger to hold down multiple strings at once.

An optional capo can make this chord simpler to play for beginners, though beware to arch your fingers behind the frets to avoid muted strings and creating an unsuitably muddy sound.

C Minor

C minor guitar chords tend to convey sadness, calmness and even power at times. Additionally, it features a longing sound which is very expressive of emotion.

This C minor chord voicing uses an open Am chord shape. This version has a lighter tone quality compared to its barred chord counterpart and makes for an excellent introduction into playing minor chords without needing an index finger barre across all frets.