Basic Guitar – The C Chord

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert musician Franklin Taggart demonstrates how to play a C chord on the guitar.

    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 guitar teacher and a guitar player. I would like to show you a C chord on the guitar. Your first finger; index finger plays the first fret of the second string. Your middle finger plays the second fret of the fourth string, and your ring finger plays the third fret of the fifth string. For the C chord, you strum the bottom five strings, it sounds like this, and thats how you make a C chord