CHORD EXERCISES

Three Types of Fingerings
1) Common Finger – one that is in exactly the same place for both chords involved in a
change.
2) Guide Finger - a finger that remains on the same string but moves to a new fret when
changing from one chord to another
3) Relative Finger – a finger that is related by position in both chords involved in a
change
1)

G
C
D7
G
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
2)

Am Em Am E7 Am
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
3)

Em G
Am C
Em
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
4)

G
Em Am D7 G
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
5)

Am C
Dm E7
Am
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
6)

D
C
G
A7 D
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||
7)

D
C
G
D
C
G
D
| / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / ||

8) G Em C D Em D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || 9) G D C D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || 10) C G D Em C D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || 11) Em Am B7 Em | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || 12) C Am F G7 C | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || 13) “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” G D Am G D C | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || 14) “Puff the Magic Dragon” G Bm C G C G Em A7 D7 |////|////|////|////|////|////|////|////| G Bm C G C G Em A7 D7 G | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / | / / / / || .