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Basic Chord Patterns

I am a rhythm guitar player who plays the tenor guitar. That is my approach to the instrument. The reason why I have chosen the keys of C, F, G and Bb is not because they are the most popular keys, but because of how one chord easily connects to another. As you know, there are many different ways and positions to play these basic chords, but I feel that these patterns allow for open strings to ring.....and that is what gives the tenor guitar a sweet sound. So try them out, practice them, strum them or finger pick them, add to them, and have fun!


Moon River
House of the Rising Sun
Blues in C

Basic Chord Patterns
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