How To: Use the A, E, G and D chord shapes on acoustic guitar

Use the A, E, G and D chord shapes on acoustic guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to play the A, E, G and D chord shapes a little higher up the neck of your acoustic guitar than you're accustomed to doing. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll sound and the better able you'll be to play what you hear. To get started playing these chord shapes on your own guitar, take a look!

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