Hi this is Jeff Isbell on behalf of ExpertVillage.com. We're going to look at basic open chord shapes. Okay, you must know the basic open chord shapes. They are E-A-D-G-C, some people also say F, well they're wrong, sorry, an F is just a modified E shape. An anemic bar chord if you will. What's a bar chord? More about those later. Let's look at the chord shapes. This is an E, I recommend you learn to play it this way and this way. Here's an A, many people play it like this, it's how I learned to play it and I think it cost me a lot of time, but I prefer this finger, it's easy to get to a D or an E from this finger. Also, it's quite easy to go to the A major 7 and A7 from here. Hold on. What's all this major 7 and 7 stuff you ask? We'll get to it. This is your standard D, not much disagreement about how to finger it, unless you have too much time on your hands. G is an odd chord shape, it's another for which I recommend learning two positions, this one and this one. Why? Sorry this ain't that lesson, just keep watching. Here's C, now do us both a favor and don't go on to the next lesson until you master this one and the one before.