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Learn Your First 3 Chords

A good start will be Andy Guitar 10 Day Lesson. The first 2 days he'll teach chords A,E (day 1) and D (day 2). With these 3 chords, thousands of songs can be played/strum as accompaniment.

Some Things To Keep In Mind (follow Andy Guitar)

1) You need to tune up your guitar first.
If you don't know how, check Andy Guitar - how to tune or read this first this.

2) HOW TO PRESS STRINGS
2:20 Thumb behind 1st finger
Press/keep fingers as close possible behind metal fret
Finger is tipped, not flat. Knot is bend.
Get right amount of pressure down for strings ring clearly.
5:05 A bit of soreness on finger tips is common.

PRESS PROPERLY/ CHANGING MINIMAL MOVE/ KEEP STRUM WHILE CHANGING
0:54 Chord E
Naming frets, strings, finger placement
3:52 Problem fingerplacement - not pressing properly - buzzing - Important see this also
5:50 Chords change - minimal movement 5:50
5:58 Chord A
7:40 Check make pressed strings ring clearly
7:57 Note: Change Chord E to A, 1st finger 3rd string, SLIDE from 1st fret to 2nd fret. DO NOT LIFT UP FINGER. Using, 1st finger as anchor, then move other2 fingers - middle finger and 3rd finger.
9:35 Song: For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
9:40 Bars and Beats
Count/strum 4 beats in a bar
11:30 Keep strumming hand going while changing chords