What Exactly is a Chord?

As guitar players, we are constantly talking about guitar chords.  Have you ever stopped yourself and thought about what a chord really is and how it is constructed?

Understanding chord construction will help your playing in so many ways as well as help give you the tools to talk and understand the language of music.

This is an important concept that I teach all of my private students and I think all guitar players should understand the basics of music theory.

David Taub over at Next Level Guitar put out a great written lesson on chord construction recently that will clear up all the confusion on how chords are built, intervals, what are those numbers or symbols like IV, V, b7 and what do they mean, and why are they important.

Click here to get your free copy- How Guitar Chords are Constructed

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