Where do you start when you want to learn to play guitar? The 8 chords every beginner guitar player should learn first are: C – A – G – E – D – Am – Em – Dm. With these chords alone you can play an endless amount of songs.
Knowing every note on the guitar is a challenge unique to the instrument. A saxophone has only one way to finger each note, while a guitar usually has a few different strings and four fingers to choose from.