WHY IS THE C MAJOR CHORD SO HARD (... AND HOW TO MAKE IT EASY)

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Why Is It So Hard?

Let's kick off by understanding why the C major can be so hard to learn. The main reason is due to the stretch that all three fingers need to make. Most chord shapes you have tackled up to now will span two frets, whilst the C major chord spans 3. As well as that we need to worry about the open G and E string ringing out AND trying not to play the low E string. So, lots to think about for sure! Don't worry though, our song will have you mastering it in no time.

The Song

There are two things we need to know to play this song... What are the chords and when do we play them. Below you can see the chord shapes and then how to play them in a chord chart. You simply loop the chord chart all the way through the song.

Cmaj7 /// Cadd9 /// Am7 /// //// (X2)

C /// D /// C /// D /// C /// D /// C /// D ///



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C Major Chord, Beginners Lessons, C Major, Easy Chords

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