Guitar chords are grouped according to their sound and notes used. There are five main types of chords: Major, Minor, Dominant 7th, Augmented, and Diminished. For now we will work with the more popular Major, Minor and Dominant 7th Chords and the Augmented and Diminished chords will come later.
» Major chords sound bright or happy
» Dominant 7th chords sound similar to major chords except they have a lot of tension, or bluesy kind of feel. A "7th" Chord is like combining a Major and Minor together. They can be thought of as a bridge between Major and Minor.
» Minor chords sound dark or sad.
Play each chord below and listen to the different feel they have.