The guitar is one of the most used instruments in the world of music. Although it seems easy to play, learning it requires a lot of perseverance and passion. Whether classical or electric, it is able to give every musician, or aspiring musician, that touch of originality and creativity that makes it immediately fascinating to the eyes of the beholder. Those who study as self-taught, or for those who simply want to refine their skills as a musician with new and surprising techniques, know very well that among the most important chords to do with the guitar there are those in sharp. If you haven’t got an idea on this subject yet, we’ll give you some advice. With the following guide we will show you how to play sharp chords with the guitar.
The first thing to do is to get you, of course, a guitar and a pick. The latter will be used to press the strings of the instrument. The movement must be precise to have a clear effect on the sound. Then you need to know the basic technique for playing the guitar. In fact, before learning sharp chords, you need to know the basic ones made with the 7 main notes. This requires a lot of work, as there are many chords to learn. Some, especially for novice guitarists, can be complicated to understand and play. After you have learned the basic chords, you can start studying sharp chords.
The Sharps Agreement: What it’s for
Before we start putting the sharp agreement into practice, let’s explain what it’s for. In a nutshell, thanks to its use, the note grows by one semitone. This agreement is applied in the so-called intermediate notes. The sharp in the stave is represented by the symbol of the eraser (#).
The sharp agreement with the barrè
At this point we begin to understand how to execute a chord in sharp. There are two different methods, but both are effective. If you want to follow the first method, simply move the basic chord by one key to the right. For example, if you do the FA by placing the barrè on the first fret, to play the same note in sharp you simply have to perform the barrè on the second fret. All this must be done by moving all other fingers accordingly. Be careful to grasp the guitar firmly and keep your fingers hard enough to get the cord out clear and strong enough.
The sharp chord using only your fingers
Instead, using the second method, you need to store precise finger positions. However, they allow the musician to obtain a more precise sound. Press the D with the index finger, the A with the middle finger and the E with the second button, using the ring finger and, at the same time, press the G with the fourth button, levering with the little finger. Passing the pick on the strings and holding your fingers firmly in place, you will notice a loud and decisive sound.
Below you will find the sequence to be played for the 5 sharp chords. To play the chord do sharp (which also corresponds to the flat king) make the chord barrè in the fourth fret, while the middle, ring and little finger cover, respectively, the third, fourth and fifth string of the sixth fret. The same position should also be taken for King Diesis, except that the barrè will be on the sixth fret, while the other fingers will be placed on the eighth fret. Change the speech for the AF sharp. In this case the barrè will be executed in the second fret, while the middle one will be in the fourth string of the third fret and the ring finger and the little finger will be, respectively, in the second and third string of the fourth fret. Same position of the fingers for the G sharp, except that the barrè will be made IV fret, the middle will be in the V fret and the ring finger and the little finger in the VI fret.We conclude with the A sharp. In this case the barrè will be in the I key, while the other three fingers will cover, respectively, the third, fourth, fifth string of the III key.