Spanish Guitar Chords

These Spanish guitar chords are easy to learn and sound great as they each contain an open string with a low root note. These chords are also unique because they are played at the 5th fret position which is a lesson common way of voicing them, especially together.

This lesson is shown with a 12-string acoustic guitar, but a regular six string will do just fine. The first chord we play in this progression is a D minor, at the 5th fret position. This chord can be played as an arpeggio (which means to pick the notes individually) or alternatively it can be strummed. Sometimes it can be more interesting to listen to if both methods are employed, one after the other, as shown in this video.

The next chord in this Spanish progression is an A minor guitar chord. It’s played by using the index finger to bar the 5th frets of G B and e, while the ring finger is holding down the 7th fret of the D string. This leaves us with an open A string to play along with this chord, which we can either strum or play as an arpeggio, or both!

The third chord in this progression is a hybrid form of an E7 guitar chord, that sounds very good since all six strings are used to play it in this position, and two of these strings (the E and B string) are played open. Once this is played we go back to the A minor chord, as shown in the video. So have fun with these unusual and exotic Spanish guitar chords, and experiment with both the strumming and the arpeggio variations.