Most useful guitar chords to learn

I get often asked, especially by beginners, which are the most useful guitar chords to learn when approaching the instrument for the first time. I always thought the open chords where a good guess, as they appear on most famous ‘sing along’ pop tunes…but I never really knew exactly which ones.

That’s  where the the guys from come to our help.

They have done a ranking for the chords that appear on all the tunes and chords they have in their database. Turns out that the top ten chords are (drum roll please…)

1 G

2 D

3 C

4 A

5 F (bar chord)

6 A7

7 Em

8 Am

9 E

10 E7

This is a capture of the original page so you can see exactly the chord shape. Click on the picture to enlarge.

In the original page, you will be able to see the full rankings for more complex chords.

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  1. This can’t be true. I use Am more than any other chord. Em and E also more than F for example… Is it just me…?

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