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!
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
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.
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!
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.)
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...
The link to the chord chart:
Download this FREE printable guitar chords chart for beginners.
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Queen Esther in the Bible
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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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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