Basic Guitar Chords

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert musician Franklin Taggart demonstrates how to play basic guitar chords.

    Franklin Taggart

    Franklin Taggart is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and record producer based in Silver Spring, MD. He's played guitar since 1975 and has been involved in some aspect of performing, recording and composing ever since then. He also is a well known guitar teacher in the Washington, DC area. He has been nominated for many WAMMIE awards from the Washington Area Music Association, winning the Traditional Folk Instrumentalist category in 2001. His first CD Falling All the Way has received excellent reviews from a variety of sources and was also nominated for seven WAMMIE's.

    Hi, I am Franklin Taggart. I am a guitar player and a guitar teacher. Ive played the guitar for over 30 years and I have taught hundreds of students how to play a basic beginning guitar. What I am going to be showing you in these sessions are some very basic guitar chords that you can use to play some popular standard songs. We are going to be learning how to play major chords, minor chords, a few seventh chords, and a few minor seventh chords. So, get ready, you will need to have your guitar, you will need to have your guitar in tune. If you play with a pick, get a pick; if you play with your fingers just strum with your thumb.