Beginner Open Chords for Guitar

Learn how to play your open chords. Perfect for the beginner.

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Are you new to guitar and are frustrated with it because you don't know how to play anything?

Let Chris from GuitArmy get you on your path to playing your favorite songs.

I created this course Beginner Open Chords for Guitar to teach beginner guitar players how to play their first chords. If you are new to guitar this course will teach you the basic chords you will need to play an endless amount of songs.

This course is not only for beginners. I think all guitar players can find the course useful because it not only shows you basic chords but you will also learn variations of the chords and more advanced open chords.

In each instructional video the chart for the chord is included right in the video making it very easy to learn the chords.

A PDF chart of all of the chords is also included in the project section of this course.


Learning these open chords will allow you to play endless songs!

You will learn over 30 different open chords in this course.

Below are the types of chords you will learn:

  • major chords
  • minor chords
  • dominant 7th chords
  • sus2 chords
  • sus4 chords
  • add9 chords
  • major 7th chords
  • minor 7th chords
  • slash chords

After you have learned all these great open chords you will play along with Chris on 4 chord progressions.

This course is designed to be a fun light course that teaches you the basic chords you'll need to know and makes you a better guitar player.

I look forward to seeing you inside the course!


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Chris is hands down the best guitar teacher that I have worked with over the past 20 years of playing. I have been taking Skype lessons with him over the past few months and my playing has progressed tremendously. The secret to Chris' success is that he understands music theory so well that he can help you apply meaningful theory based techniques without overwhelming you with details. However, if details are your thing don't hesitate to drill in deeper with him. Also, Chris goes above and beyond to ensure my time in between lessons will be productive and enjoyable. Finally, and maybe most importantly, Chris is fun to learn with and I don't recall a lesson where we weren't laughing out loud about something. I like Skype Guitar Lessons for the convenience, but GuitArmy and Chris will keep me hooked on the concept for many months to come.

  • Mark Stegura

I'm a working professional, and have been taking guitar lessons with Chris for several year now. My understanding of the guitar, and ability to play have improved dramatically ever since I've taken classes with Chris. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument, and his accessible style of teaching make learning a true pleasure. Chris also works very hard to fit lessons into my schedule - which has been absolutely wonderful. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Chris for many years to come.

  • Vamsee

Student Testimonial (Beginner Guitar Lessons - 10 Lessons)

Hi Chris, thanks so much for reaching out! I'm about half way through lesson 10 of your Beginner lessons via GuitArmy, so I was researching more of your teaching, and what's next... and found your GuitArmy! I've gotta tell ya, something about your explanations, your method of teaching, and the detailed resources provided, you've connected so many dots for me -- it's appreciated beyond words! I'm mostly self-taught, regret that I started so late in life, and have tried other online resources, but yours has been the most comprehensive! As a corporate facilitator to adult learners myself, I just wanted to express my gratitude!


I've always wanted to learn the guitar but I couldn't commit to actually driving to and attending a class every week. Chris makes it so easy and convenient with the Skype lessons. He's a great instructor and I'm learning so quickly! My goal is to learn Hotel California in six months and with GuitArmy, I have no doubt that I will.

  • Cassie

Your Instructor

Chris Rupp
Chris Rupp

My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over the world and creating online guitar courses. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 24 years. I have more than 250,000 followers on social media and have taught more than 35,000 individual guitar lessons. I love teaching guitar and helping people become better musicians.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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