How to Play G Chord GuitarBesides being the mandatory part of any guitar players arsenal, this chord also has an amazing portfolio.
It is featured in almost every popular song ever, so not knowing it would quite rightly activate your FOMO to the max.
Today, we will be showing you two different versions of the G chord guitar shapes.
One will be the standard G major open chord, and the other one will be the barre chord on the 3rd fret.
Ok, now that we’ve covered all the basics - full steam ahead!
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Easy way of playing the G Major Guitar Chord
Let's first define what an open chord is. The open chord is a chord that features strings that we are not pressing on with our fretting hand. It is usually played on the first three frets of our guitar neck.
For this one, put your middle finger on the 3rd fret of the 6th string. Your index finger goes on the 2nd fret of the 5th string. Finally, put your ring finger on the 3rd fret of the 1st string.
When playing this guitar G chord, your picking hand should strum across all 6 strings.
Advanced way of playing the G Major Guitar Chord
For this one, barre your index finger across all 6 strings on the 3rd fret. Add your ring finger to the 5th fret of the 5th string. Your pinky goes on the 5th fret of the 4th string. Lastly, add your middle finger to the 4th fret of the 3rd string.
And voila! There you have it!
Strum all 6 six strings with your picking hand.
G Chord Guitar practice tips:
- While playing the open G major guitar chord, make sure that all your open strings ring. You have to make sure that your fingers are not brushing up any unwanted strings, and thus muting them. Pick all the strings in succession, to make sure everything is ok. You may need to adjust your fretting hand’s angle
- When playing a full G bar chord, pick all strings separately to make sure you have pressed them all strong enough.
- When placing your fingers to play this G chord, make sure that you are behind the fret wire. Also, barre’s aside, make sure that you are pressing the strings with your fingertips.