When people first learn how to play guitar, they usually start with chords like Em, G, Am, and so on.

But few realize that this is only one way to play those chords. Chords are found all over the guitar, and if you know how to find them, it will unlock the fretboard for you.

The chords work as they use the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes of a scale.

So, if we are using the key C, the notes would be C, D, E, F, G, A, and B.

The 1st note is C, the 3rd is E, and the 5th is G. Put that together, and you have a C chord.

You will have played a C chord if you find those notes anywhere on the guitar. It's that simple! But figuring out the notes in every chord you want to play can be daunting.

Watch the video below to see me explain this in more depth and see how I can easily play these chords up and down the fretboard.