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  • Songs with G, D, and C?

    Posted by thomleader on September 8, 2021 at 8:21 am

    I’m new to TAC, and just viewed the Chord Transition topic. Tony mentioned there are many songs which use G, D, and C chords (e.g., 3 Little Birds, Ring of Fire, Paperback Rider, Sweet Home Alabama). What are other favorites? (e.g., Can’t You See) Thanks!

    That_Guy replied 2 years, 8 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    September 8, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Wagon Wheel – but you have to add an Em chord😱

    • thomleader

      Member
      September 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Bill! When I did a search (as Loraine suggested), I see there are quite a few with Em in the mix.

      • That_Guy

        Member
        September 12, 2021 at 11:45 am

        Country roads

  • Loraine

    Member
    September 8, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Welcome to TAC @thomleader . I suggest Googling songs with G, D, and C, Lots will show up.

    • thomleader

      Member
      September 8, 2021 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Loraine! I had no idea that could work. I’d still be interested in hearing people’s favorites.

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  thomleader.
  • [email protected]

    Member
    September 8, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    I have just started learning to play guitar. I am having a terrible time getting my fingers in the position to play the G chord. Does it ever get better. As soon as I get my fingers on the low E and A, I lose the sound on the high E. I have small hands, so that’s a big part of the problem.

    • Bill_Brown

      Member
      September 9, 2021 at 7:54 am

      Have no fear @[email protected] , it will get better with patients and practice. Remember the saying, “Rome was not built in a day”. The G chord is a good hard stretch of the fingers for a beginner. A couple of things to think about when fretting the G chord: 1) Palm position of the fretting hand – try moving your palm forward around the neck (toward the floor) to create more arch in the fingers. (If you move your palm so that all 4 of your fretting fingers can touch the low E string – then you’ll have moved it forward). The whole idea is to create arch of the fingers so the fingertips can land directly onto the notes to be fretted for that chord without touching other strings. 2) Fingernail length on the fretting hand. If your nails are too long, then they’ll prevent your fingertips from fretting the intended notes, prevent proper arch and make contact with other unintended strings causing muted sound. Hope this helps, good luck Karen!👍

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  Bill_Brown.
      • [email protected]

        Member
        September 9, 2021 at 8:10 pm

        Thank you! I’ll try doing that with my palm. I’m hoping my hand will become a little more limber with practice. Now, if I can just manage to not break anymore strings while tuning, I think I’ll be set!

  • Michael-K73

    Member
    September 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Sweet Home Alabama. It’s a lot of folks’ first song since it is really just those 3 chords and pretty easy to have some fun with. 😉

    -M

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  Michael-K73.
  • David_Leo

    Member
    September 9, 2021 at 4:31 am

    Add an Em and “Let It Be”.

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