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Guitar Chords: Learn to Play Any Guitar Chord

A-Z Guide to Play Any Chord, Anywhere on the Neck, to Improve Fretboard Visualization
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Created by Dan Amerson
Last updated 4/2016
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If you've ever wanted to learn everything you need to know about playing any and all guitar chords, anywhere, any time, this is the program for you!

This course will teach you the ins-and-outs on playing all the relevant chords for an aspiring guitarist, including:

  • Major
  • Minor
  • 7th and Dominant 7th
  • 6th
  • Sus4 and Sus2
  • Augmented
  • Diminished
  • Half-Diminished
  • Extended (9th, 11th, 13th)
  • Slash Chords
  • Altered Chords

If you're interested in understanding all of the most important guitar chords, all in a fun way, click the 'Take This Course' button now and start learning.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any guitarist that has passed the beginner's phase; don't take the class if you still make plenty of sloppy mistakes
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What Will I Learn?
Learn the underlying concepts behind all chords
Understand how all chords connect with the Major chord, which will save you hours of confusion in the long run
Here's how to play Major and Minor 7th chords
Want to play the Dominant 7th chords? Here's how
With the remaining <5% of chords that we won't cover here, you will still understand how to interpret and play them
What are Suspended Chords, and how does it relate to other chords? You'll learn in this program
Extended Chords; understand how to actually play the 9th, 11th and 13th chords, instead of pretending that you do
"Connect the Dots"; you will finally understand how all these chords are connected
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  • Have a guitar on your lap with a guitar pick
  • Bring a spirit of curiousity and adventure
Curriculum For This Course
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2 Lectures 05:00

Welcome to the program!

Here are a couple of pointers that will help you put the future modules into perspective.

Preview 03:46

A Word on Udemy
Module 1 - The Theory Behind Chords
4 Lectures 20:01

Module 1

This lesson focuses on a quick and easy technique to play one note in any part of the fretboard.

Preview 05:29

Module 1

This lesson focuses on the bottom three strings and how to learn them. You can use these three strings in order to learn the remaining three strings.

The Bottom Three Strings - Use Them To Learn Every Note

Module 1

The Major scale is the Gold Standard when it comes to understanding how chords are constructed. This is because any other chord deviates from the major scale. Let's explore!

The Basis Behind the Major Chord

Module 1

Though we won't cover all intervals, learning these 5 intervals will help connect intervals in your mind across the fretboard.

Intervals All Across the Neck; 2nds, 3rds, 5ths, and Octaves
Module 2 - Major and Minor Chords
3 Lectures 25:24
Module 2

In this module, we will learn to play the Major scale.

Preview 10:30

Module 2

In this lesson, we will cover the minor chords.

Minor Chords


This lesson is from 'Pentatonic and Blues Solo Mastery'. This will help connect the dots between the Major and Minor.

Bonus: Relative Minor from 'Pentatonic and Blues Solo' Program
Module 3 - 6th and 7th Chords - Why Play Them? and How?
1 Lecture 12:14

Module 3

In this lesson, we will be covering the 6th and 7th chords, covered over Major and Minor.

This means with the Major chords, you have the Major 7th, Dominant 7th, and Major 6th.

With the Minor chords, you have the Minor 7th and the Minor 6th.

6th and 7th Chords
Module 4 - Augmented, Diminished & Half-Diminished Chords
3 Lectures 12:32

Module 4

In this lesson, you will learn the Augmented scale and chords, which has an interesting particularity.

Preview 05:15

Module 4

In this lesson, you will learn about the Diminished Scale and Chords.

Diminished Chords

Module 4

This lesson will teach you about the half-diminished scale and chords, which is a minor deviance from the Diminished scale and chords.

Half-Diminished Chords
Module 5 - Sus4 and Sus2 Chords
1 Lecture 10:00

Module 5

In this lesson, you will learn about the Suspended chords, more specifically the Sus4 and Sus2 chords.

Sus4 and Sus2
Module 6 - Extended Chords (9th, 11th, 13th)
4 Lectures 22:42
  • Module 6
  • In this lesson, you will learn about playing extended chords, and how to play them across the fretboard.
  • Preview 03:02

    Module 6

    In this lesson, you will learn about the 9th chords, and how to play them across the fretboard.

    Extended Chords - 9th Chords

    Module 6

    In this lesson, you will learn about the 11th chords, and how to play them across the fretboard.

    Extended Chords - 11th Chords

    Module 6

    In this lesson, you will learn about the 13th chords, and how to play them across the fretboard.

    Extended Chords - 13th Chords
    Module 7 - Slash Chords
    1 Lecture 05:16

    Module 7

    This lesson will teach you how to play Slash chords all across the neck.

    Slash Chords
    Module 8 - Altered Chords
    1 Lecture 07:14
    Altered Scales and Chords
    Module 9 - Exercises and Application
    4 Lectures 12:31

    Exercise #1

    Exercise #2

    To Keep in Mind While Practicing
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    About the Instructor
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    Guitar Teacher, Professional Musician, Part-time Badass

    Dan Amerson has been a guitarist since the age of 13. Ever since, he has been fascinated with music and refining his technique.

    Since then, he's spread his talents in various ways; busking on the streets of Ottawa, playing in-home performances, teaching over Skype, selling Kindle books (search 'Dan Amerson' in Amazon).

    A new instructor to Udemy, Dan is excited to spread his knowledge of the guitar to this progressive medium.

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