7 Ultimate Guitar For Beginners Course - How To Play G Major On Guitar
Welcome back for lesson 5 - How To Play G Major On Guitar
Once you feel that you that you can play D Major effectively both with left and right hands, you’re ready to perform the 4th chord of this course G Major. Just like the last lesson I’m going to suggest that you put your thumb of your left hand directly behind the 2nd fret of the guitar.
Here is an overview of the G Major chord...
- This time round instead of using 2nd,3rd and 1st fingers for D major, put your 4th finger on the 3rd fret (high E string) you’re 3rd finger on the 3rd fret ( B string) you’re 1st finger on the 2nd fret ( A String) and finally 2nd finger on the 3rd fret (low E string) using the finger tips.
- For this chord 4 fingers are being pressed down as the above diagram shows, each string should be touching the fingerboard of the guitar. Due to the difficulty of the chord I want you to extend the wrist enough so that your fingers don’t be touching the strings when performing this chord. I have to stress this will take time, effort and most of all patience.
- When pressing down on the strings watch you’re not blocking any other strings with your 1st, 2nd or 3rd fingers. Watch out for buzzing noises from the frets also when performing this chord.
- When performing the G Major chord make sure you’re holding the pick correctly, and you pick each string separately and softly as you pick the 6 strings on the guitar.
Colours tell you what fingers to use to fret the strings: