Many chords have simularities with other chords. See below for different chord groupings.
|Basic 8 Open String Chords||These chords are usually the first chords any guitarist will learn. They are used in a wide variety of songs and generally the easiest to pick up and learn. All open string chords have an open string in them that is part of the strumming.|
|8 More Open String Chords||Beyond the basic 8 open string chords there are many variations and other chords that utilize open strings. These chords are still considered easier to learn and play than power or moveable chords.|
|Dominant 7 Open String Chords||Dominant 7 chords start to add some color and flavor to your chording. 7 chords are often used in blues and jazz and are one of the three main chord families. This group of chords all utilize open strings making them easy to play and are generally the first step players take to begin more advanced chord forms.|
|CAGED System Major Chords||The CAGED System refers to how you can use the basic open string chords to create barre string chords from their form. These new patterns can then be re-used and slid into any key by placing it on the appropriate fret.|
|CAGED System Minor Chords||The CAGED System refers to how you can use the basic open string chords to create barre string chords from their form. Some of the open string minor chord forms are difficult to play like the Cm and the Gm. They still can be transformed into barre chords though. Most players will use the Am, Dm and Em forms since they are a little easier to play once you know how to barre.|