Basic Guitar – The F Chord

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert musician Franklin Taggart demonstrates how to play a F 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 a guitar player and a guitar teacher and I would like to show you how to play an F chord on the guitar. The first finger on the F chord plays two strings, its simultaneously. It plays both the first and the second string on the first fret. So, you flatten your finger out across both the strings. Your middle finger plays the second fret of the third string and your ring finger plays the third fret of the fourth string. You strum the bottom four strings and youve made an F chord. Thats how you make an F chord.