Archive for the 'Guitar Chords' Category
http://www.chordfind.com Again a simple interface that lets you access all the chords from a single web page. No real extras or features, but very easy to use. The chord shapes are all shown for you in diagramatic form. You can also access the chord variations and hear the chord notes being played, but this is Midi sound rather than actual guitar sound.
A good site but there are better ones out there.No comments
http://www.chordie.com No doubt this is a site with masses of content. Well its actuall a search engine for a number of sites, bringing all the content into one place.
If you take a look under the Resources section you’ll find the chords stuff. There’s everything here, but somehome it’s not very accessible, and could be rather off putting particularly for the beginner.
You can drill dwon though from the chords to ses all the variations and chord positions.
The real reason for coming here is not just to find the chords, but its about chords related to songs. This is the real strength of this site.No comments
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com No frills interface - simple and direct. Very easy to use and navigate around. Diagrams support chord names and supply also the variations. A useful addition is the Recommended Scales section, although this can get quite complex. Site more for intermediate players.
Another useful section is the Lessons. Although lacking on the audio and video, there’s someuseful stuff here if you have a look around.No comments
http://www.chordguide.com This site offers the user the option of creating their own chord sheet. Simply start by selecting the chord route note, and then see all the chord variations. You can then go down another level to see all the different positions of these on the fretboard.
The actual chord diagrams are simple black and white line drawings, which some people prefer. It certainly makes printing them out nice and easy. Go ahead and create your own song and then print it out. This is a great feature and worth having a play with.
Also there are a couple of direct links fromt the home page. One for just the basic chords for beginners, and another one to just print out a black chord sheet page for your own use.
Unfortunately no sound files on this site though.No comments
http://www.wholenote.com Loads of great content here all about chords. In addition to the Chord Finder tool, which allows you to select a root, and then the variation, get to the chords and positions, and to hear them being played, there’s also plenty of other chord stuff.
There’s everything from Chord theory chart, chord/scale relationships, Fingerboard diagram, Circle of 5ths, Scale Theory and Arpeggio theory charts.
Definitely worth spending a bit of time here.No comments
http://www.8notes.com his site covers many aspects of learning guitar, not just chords.
But the chords section is nice and simple with very clear diagrams. This one seems to be far more geared to beginners and the simplicity of the interface reflects this. Once you hit the play button you can hear the chord strummed and then played note by note. Again this is Midi generated sound rather than real guitar.
You can selected the chord root note and then explore all the chord extensions. It makes comparing the sounds of the different chord variations very easy.No comments
http://www.looknohands.com Again a nice simple interface and easy to use navigation. The chords are all simple grouped together so you can easily find the chord you need. There’s the function to be able to play the chord, note by note and then hear it strummed. You can also save your chords and then print them out, or even email them to friends!
The chord book has two main sections; one for beginners an one for advanced. This is a really good idea, as when you get the advanced stuff the sheer number of chords and scales included is just phenomenal!
There are four styles of guitar to hear the chords played, from nylon acoustic, steel string acoustic, and three types of electric.
The only thing that lets this down is the fact that all the notes and chords are Midi generated rather than an actual guitar. This may seem quite a small thing, but it really does have an impact on the sound.1 comment
http://www.chorder.com This is a really neat and easy to use tool. This simple interface makes it easy for you to explore the chords by root note, then the chord extensions, and finally the variations in positioning. You can also play the chord, with a Midi generated sound.
A couple of additions to the usual type of chord finder tools, is the option to select either the fingering positions, or the notes. And th second this is to just select beginner chords, or the standard full set. This makes things much eaier for the beginner.
There’s also a clever little tool which lets you build a chord for yourself, and then searches the database of chords for a match. Useful when you want to test yourself on chord knowledge, or just see if you can create a totally new chord!No comments
http://www.expertvillage.com If you’re just getting to grips with chords, and all the other sites you’ve visited seem way too complex, then just visit this site, and type in Basic Guitar Chords into the search box on the home page. You’ll then get a whole list of viseos to watch will take youy step by step through the basics of the open chords and simple chord changes.
Once you’ve got the basics, then trying to understand and use some of the chord libraries and dictionaries on other sites will become easier.No comments
http://www.chordbook.com OK this is not only good content but far more entertaining to use. It’s got loads of tools and goodies to play with.
You can actually build you own chord and then search the database to see what i’ts actually called (if anything at all!).
You can also strum the chord to hear what is sounds like, both in acoustic and electric guitar sounds. And you can change the speed of the strum. There’s also the facility to create your own mini chord library, or chord book online.
Also you can add a Capo and then position it anywhere on the fretboard. Hours of fun. And educational.1 comment