First chord when you pick it up?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by TimTheViking, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    I'm curious. What's the first chord you play when you pick up a guitar? Or do you play a different one depending on the axe? If so, why? Or do you play a riff rather than a chord?

    I usually play an A major. I'm not sure why. Just like the sound I guess.
     
  2. drewcp

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  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    None, I try some basic full minor / major scale runs / scales and make sure there are no high or low frets high up the neck.....that's when testing out....

    When I play my own, I never do the same thing twice....
     
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  4. Uncle Joe

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    My thirteen year old daughter just asked me this morning: "Dad, what's that song you play just after you tune your guitar?" I play an E chord, up and down the neck, the way Ronnie Earl teaches in his awesome video Blues Guitar with Soul, and then I play the riff from Little Sister. The riff I was doing subconsciously, I guess.
     
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  5. Any open chord or a progression ... most likely E or A.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  6. Papa Joe

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    Most of the it's an E mi..Then a jazz progression in G..
     
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  7. dbrian66

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    Never really thought about it, but probably an open G.
     
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  8. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

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    G usually, then D, then C
     
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  9. Best1989

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    If I go with a chord, I play G or D, but I usually start with the Master of Puppets interlude for some reason. I guess I just like it a lot lol
     
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  10. Loin Lover

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    D. There are other chords?

    D, finger pick the Dust in the Wind riff to get the grease circulating.
     
  11. MrYeats

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  12. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

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    E7 in the 5th position. Well, I think! I'd never thought about it before.


    -don
     
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  13. JurnyWannaBe

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    G or D about 50 - 50
     
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  14. Jay Jackson

    Jay Jackson Squier-Nut

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    Mostly a C to see how intune it is, other wise its a E to see how the amp sounds.
     
  15. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Ha, I was just thinking about this recently. It's usually a short riff introduction to an A7 chord. But I was thinking about it because I've done it so many times I'm tired of hearing it, so I'm finding other ways to start.
     
  16. Ducerro

    Ducerro Squier Talker

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    First chord? Open G...

    Then C, then G, then C, then D...

    All my bags are packed
    and I'm ready to go
    I'm standing here
    outside your door
    already I'm so lonesome I could cry...
     
  17. blackspider57

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