Chord by Chord is a yearlong video series designed to build your fretboard familiarity, chord fluency, and understanding of harmony. Each lesson focuses on a single chord (or chord progression) and will teach variations, so that you’re comfortable playing guitar chords anywhere on the fretboard.

In the first lesson in the series, you’ll learn 7 ways to play C major

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To learn all the guitar chords, sign up for Chord by Chord. You’ll get one video lesson delivered each week for a year—absolutely free!


Kate Koenig teaching an A diminished chord

5 Ways to Play an A Diminished Chord | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. In previous lessons, you’ve learned a bunch of different shapes for major and minor chords, and how to connect them. Now it’s time to tackle a…

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Kate Koenig teaching how to play I–ii Progressions in C and G Major

How to Play I–ii Progressions in C and G Major | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. So far, if you’ve been a diligent student then you have a bunch of different major and minor voicings at your fingertips. This week your focus…

Kate Koenig teaches the D minor guitar chord

Learn 5 Ways to Play D Minor | Chord By Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. With A minor and E minor chords now under your belt, this week you’ll learn a bunch of D minor shapes. The Work As usual, let’s…

Kate Koenig teaching the E minor chord

Learn 5 Ways to Play E Minor | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. Last week we looked at various A minor shapes, and this week we’ll follow up with E minor. The Work You have learned that a minor…

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Kate Koenig teaching the A minor chord

Learn 8 Ways to Play an A Minor | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. The chords you’ve learned so far—C, G, and D—have all been major. This week you’ll be focusing on the first minor chord in the series, A…

Kate Koenig teaching the G-D chord progression

How to Play a G-D Progression | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your fretboard familiarity and understanding of harmony. In the previous lesson, I showed you various ways of connecting C and G chords. This time I’ll do the same thing with G and D…

Kate Koenig teaching the C-G chord progression on guitar

How to Play a C-G Progression | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENIG Welcome to the latest installment of Chord by Chord, a series designed to build your fretboard familiarity and understanding of harmony. In previous lessons you focused on single chords, but this time you’ll be working with two chords you already know—C and G—to play a very common…

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Learn 7 Ways to Play C Major | Chord by Chord

BY KATE KOENING | SIGN UP FOR CHORD BY CHORD HERE Welcome to the first installment of Chord by Chord, a series of brief lessons designed to build your understanding of harmony and the fretboard. Let’s begin with one of the first chords most players learn on the guitar—C major,…

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What is Chord by Chord? Introducing Acoustic Guitar’s How-To Video Series

Welcome to Acoustic Guitar’s Chord by Chord, a series of 62 brief lessons designed to build your fretboard familiarity, chord fluency, and understanding of harmony. From the very start, you’ll be able to apply what you learn here to playing and understanding songs. You’ll start simply and slowly, learning one new three-note…