Chord Hacks 101

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons / Jul 30

Go beyond simple strumming
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Ever wanted to hit the easy button and make chording easier while playing guitar? That’s what this lesson is all about: Chord hacks on guitar.

Getting used to creating chords on the guitar can be challenging; there’s a lot to think about. The shapes themselves feel unnatural at first, and your fingers might not be dexterous enough yet to make the changes quickly and smoothly. And while all these things get easier with time, there ARE ways you can hack the system by looking at this process a little bit differently. It’s not just about practice; it’s about understanding how to efficiently take advantage of the fretboard layout to make chording easier.


  1. 0:00 – Lesson Overview
  2. 0:54 – C Major
  3. 2:29 – D Major
  4. 3:22 – E Minor
  5. 4:01 – E Major
  6. 4:28 – F Major
  7. 5:31 – G Major
  8. 6:47 – A Major
  9. 7:44 – Ensuring You Learn Your Chords Properly
  10. 9:36 – Outro

So sit down with Ayla as she dives into a few chord hacks that can be found on guitar and get to the next level faster!

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