8 Left Handed Beginner Guitar Chords | We Love Lefties (+ Charts)
Easy left handed guitar chords - leftie chord charts and diagrams to make your life easy
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Are you a left handed guitar player frustrated at guitar chord charts always being for righties only?
We got you!
In this post we have some easy beginner left handed guitar chord charts for you that'll take the headache out of learning to play guitar. There's also handy practice tips below the chord charts too.
The practice tips will help you get the most out of your practice time and banish slow, messy sounding chord changes for good.
Let's get to 'em.
#1. Left Handed E Major Chord
#2. Left Handed E minor Chord
#3. Left Handed A Major Chord
#4. Left Handed A minor Chord
#5. Left Handed D Major Chord
#6. Left Handed D minor Chord
#7. Left Handed C Major Chord
#8. Left Handed G Major Chord
Reading guitar chord charts
The numbers in the circles show what finger you should use to fret the string:
1 = 1st (index) finger
2 = 2nd (middle) finger
3 = 3rd (ring) finger
4 = 4th little (pinky) finger
x = don't play the string
o = open string
Avoid a common beginner (and self-taught) guitar player mistake - stick to the same chord fingerings. You will build muscle memory quicker.
Left-handed easy beginner guitar chords diagram for lefties. Featuring the most important common open chord and barre chord guitar shapes.
Downloadable music prints that make your time learning guitar easier...
Chord Charts Include:
 Major chords
 Minor chords
 Seventh chords
 Easy open chord shapes
 Barre chord shapes
 CAGED guitar chords
Chord practice tips
Here are some of the best beginner guitar player tips for practicing chord changes which will help you get them faster and cleaner:
1. Memorise the chord name with the shape. This makes learning songs quicker.
2. Good technique should always be your primary goal.
3. Practice till the chords are 100% mute and buzz free.
4. Press your finger down with the correct pressure.
5. Curve your fingers to avoid muting other strings.
6. Press the string with the tips of your fingers keeping clear of the metal fret. Do not go 'as close to the fret as possible' as some advise, this only increases the chance of you muting the note.
7. Lightly grip your thumb around the neck by fret 2 (keeping it low down isn't useful as it reduces your grip & control when changing between open chords.)
8. Practice changing between pairs of chords and other chord combinations with a metronome.
9. Record yourself practicing to quickly fix errors & measure your improvement.
10. Perfect chord changes take time. Be patient and persistent.