Need Help With Chords?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Vikas Mohindra, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Vikas Mohindra

    Vikas Mohindra New Member


    I have recently started learning to play guitar. I request you to kindly help me with the following:
    1. Understand how to figure out the chords for a song by listening to a song.
    2. Basic chords that can be used to play most of the hindi/english songs.
    3. How to figure out the strumming pattern for the chords used to play a song.

    It will be great if you can help me with theh above. Also, if possible, please give me examples while explaining the above.

  2. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_ just comes with expereience
    2.just the major and minor chords sometimes 7th
    3.if there is strumming in the background of somgs you can just pick it out by ear,and if there isnt a strumming pattern you just have to come up with one(dont worry it will come very naturallwith experience)
  3. vini

    vini Repeat Offender

    the first thing u need to do is learn all major and minor chords..have a good hang at it...then learn scales!...gradually you will start strumming..for strumming..please search this forum there are a zillion thread related to it here and u can get help!
    this u cant and neednt do just now..this ability will take its own sweet time and would eventually happen on its own.
    brush up all ur theory and keep practising and u'll find urself learning new stuff...and do search around over here..coz many threads have been made which prove helpful to beginners.
    All the Best!
  4. Tabish

    Tabish New Member

    yaar!! i playin uitar since last year ...i hav laern all major minor chords..scale s....n differ things!!! able to tab songs easily.../but still not able to figure out the accurate chords..!!!
  5. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    I am starting my second year.. and ive just started to figure out chords my myself
  6. DJCrunkMix

    DJCrunkMix Get crunked up!

    1. Its experience + understanding of theory.

    Let me give a small tutorial on how i find chords. I play the song on keyboard (just find the scale that its composed in). Once you know the scale, use the circle of fifths (for reasoning) and key chord chart (for reference) to see what chords lie in the same scale. Also make up your own chords from the scale and try them. Eventually you will be able to find the chords of the song that will sound good when you play along. Note: The original chords played by the composed might be different and its very hard to figure out the original chords by listening (experience comes here).

    Here are great tutorial on how to figure out chords of any song on keyboard:

    2 . dont know :p:

    3. Just get in the groove and punch the hell out of your guitar. You will eventually end up with a homemade strumming pattern. Also, make sure that you complete one full measure (eg: 4 beats on 4/4 time signature) before repeating the same pattern. If you cant switch between chords the keep strumming (even though you mess up the chords) and you will get it in few hours of practice ;)... its all about practice !

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