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Primercovercolor.jpg (18260 bytes)  "Chord Primer"

by Thom Gustafson

 

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This course is intended to teach the beginning guitar student how to make chord changes while keeping a steady beat. I've been developing it since 1982 and it graduates through a series of songs and chord exercises in a smooth, progressive manner.

Left click on a song title to begin playing or downloading each song. Click on "chart" to download a chord chart for each song. All charts are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format and may be viewed or printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Introduction, how to read the charts, tuning guide.

 

Song #1-"Skip to My Lou"   chart  

Song#2-"Clementine"   chart

Song#3-"She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain"  chart

Song#4-"On Top of Old Smoky"   chart

Song#5-"Oh Susanna"   chart

Song#6-"He's Got the Whole World In His Hands"   chart

Song#7-"Michael Row the Boat Ashore"   chart

Song#8-"Silent Night"   chart     

Song#9-"Home on the Range"   chart

Song#10-"Polly Wolly Doodle"   chart

 

Song#11-"If You're Happy and You Know It"  chart     

Song#12-"Amazing Grace"   chart

Song#13-"Dixieland"   chart

Song#14-"The Old Gray Mare"   chart

Song#15-"Bingo"   chart

Song#16-"My Bonnie"   chart

Song#17-"I've Been Workin' On the Railroad"  chart

Song#18-"The Man on the Flying Trapeze"  chart

Song#19-"America the Beautiful"  chart

Song#20-"The Star Spangled Banner"   chart

 

Ever wonder why I use these stupid old public domain songs? Click here to find out.

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