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How to play an F major Chord on Guitar

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 The F Major Chord --------------------------------------------------------------------- The F major chord is one of the most common chords played on the guitar. It is often played in open position (pictured left).?Countless songs incorporate the F chord including "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles, "Don't Panic" by Coldplay, and "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. The F chord is comprised of the following notes in the key of F major: F (root), A (3rd) and C (5th). F Chord: The Open Position Chord --------------------------------------------------------------------- Step 1: Learn the Shape of the Chord?- The F major chord in open position (meaning it's played at the base of the guitar neck) uses all six strings and all four fingers on your left hand. Refer to the first picture on the left (bar chord formation). Study this picture and try to replicate the shape with your fingers before even playing the chord on guitar.Step 2: Apply this Shape to the Guitar?- Now that you've practiced forming this shape with your fingers, apply just the bar shape to the fretboard with your first finger (see left): * 6th string is barred with 1st finger on the 1st fret * 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string * 4th finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string * 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string * 2nd string is barred?with 1st finger?on the 1st fret * 1st string is barred?with 1st finger?on the 1st fret Step 3: Strum the Chord?- Strum the chord out clearly. Bar chords can be tricky, so adjust your fingers accordingly so that there are no muffled notes or buzzing sounds. Be sure to hit each finger on the frets at a right angle to get the cleanest sound out of the F chord. Alternate between using your fingers and barring the chord. Make sure each form sounds crystal clear. F Chord: The 8th Fret Bar Chord --------------------------------------------------------------------- Step 1: Learn the Shape of the Chord?- The common F major bar chord uses the higher five strings and only two fingers. Refer to the picture on the left. Study this picture and try to replicate this shape with your fingers before even playing the chord on guitar. Step 2: Apply this Shape to the Guitar?- Now that you've practiced forming this shape with your fingers apply it to the fretboard like this: * 6th string isn't played * 5th string is barred with 1st finger on the 8th fret * 4th string is barred with 3rd finger?on the 10th fret * 3rd string is barred with 3rd finger?on the 10th fret * 2nd string is barred with 3rd finger?on the 10th fret * 1st string is barred with 1st finger?on the 8th fret Step 3: Strum the Chord?- Strum the chord out clearly. Adjust your fingers accordingly so that there are no muffled notes or buzzing sounds. Be sure to hit each finger on the frets at a right angle to get the cleanest sound out of the F chord. Other Ways to Play an F Chord --------------------------------------------------------------------- Here are 2 other voicings of the F chord that you can play in other positions on the guitar neck: This is an F chord that starts on the 3rd fret: This is an F chord that starts on the 5th fret: Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-play-an-f-major-chord-on-guitar/
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