With this tuning, you can strum all six strings and the sound will be rich andpowerful. Note that your lowest string will have to be tuned up more thanone whole note, but this is unlikely to break the string or damage the guitar.As a quick check on tuning the guitar, the three notes GBD are the openingnotes to several songs including
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How to accompany songs.
Just three chords are enough to accompany thousands of songs. The key isthe musical level at which the song is sung and each key has three mainchords.Let’s start with the key of G and the chords of G C and D.Open (no finger is required)= the chord of GOne finger across fifth fret (space) = the chord of COne finger across seventh fret (space) = the chord of DSo, in this key, most of the time your finger will be travelling between anopen strum and the fifth or the seventh frets. Use whatever finger feels mostcomfortable. Don’t put your finger on the fret but in the space between thefrets. It’s important to remember that or you won’t graduate from the course.
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It helps to know when to play the right chord and here are some ideas to guide you.In a group of three chords, like G C and D, each chord serves a different purpose.The first chord (eg G) is the main chord. It will generally be the chord on which thesong starts and finishes, and the one that is played the most. Think of it as an anchor.and, if you get lost lost, just hit that main chord (but not too loudly).