How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams is a free video lesson for beginning guitarists by Peter Vogl. Chord Diagrams are the depictions that make up a chord chart. Like tabs, this is shorthand for letting you know what chord to play. By learning how to read the chart you will know which frets and strings to place your fingers on when playing a chord. This is an important skill to learn because many songs you learn will feature new chords that you don’t have memorized. Learn more about chords and progressions as part of the 18 lesson beginner course featured in our premium membership plan.