Guitar Chords Chart for Beginners

Printable guitar chords chart for beginners, FREE! This nifty page will show your students the small, easy guitar chords for songs they start with.

We're talking about the 1-finger C chord guitar players start with, on string 2, strumming just strings 1, 2, and 3.  

Lean that index finger back to the 1 string, and now they can play the guitar G7 chord - a baby version of it!

Guitar chords chart for small hands

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Especially for smaller hands

Your small beginning guitar players will be using this sheet for months!

These little chords are great for teaching kids how to read chords when starting out.  First, the tiniest and easiest of C chords.  The index finger presses fret 1 of string 2, just as this same finger will do in the ordinary full C chord.

Only 3 or 4 strings are used

If you want them to try F (I usually postpone this chord for a very long time), then this 3-string option is one of the easiest of the F chords.  

It may take a long time before this little chord sounds decent, because the finger action seems contorted compared to other chords - a flat first finger barred across 2 strings, and then a hooked second finger that must press down string 3 without touching those first 2 strings... WEIRD!

This chart is easy to read

Compare the tiny fretboards on this guitar chords chart for beginners with my other free guitar chord charts.  

These tiny  guitar chord fretboards for songs may be smaller, but they are uncluttered and easy to decipher, even for brand-new beginning musicians.  (If you wish to draw your own chords for your guitar students, try these blank chord sheets.)

Why do some chords appear more than once?

Notice that the chords are grouped in families, with likely guitar chord progressions in each row - the I, IV,  and V or V7 chords.

If your kids are having a hard time relating fretboard charts to the actual guitar neck, you might want to try giant-sized printable guitar chord charts...


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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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