Free Lessons

Astronaut Fingers (beginner)

Pretend your two middle fingers are astronauts. They need to travel from Planet G, to Planet C and then to Planet D before they can fly home to Planet G.

Your third finger is the captain and your second finger is second in command. They always stay in the same configuration because they are connected by an oxygen tube. Flip them over and the tube twists into a knot – not good! Separate them and the tube snaps -also, not good.

To get the basic idea of playing G Major, C Major and D Major, try this little trick. Once you get this, add your pinky to the 3rd fret of the 1st string to make a full G major and your 1st finger to the 1st fret of the second string to make a full C major chord. Have fun!