A change of chords

Finger placement is key as Abby Childs (9) learns how to play the E chord with help from Michael Doherty, teacher aid in Ms. Cassie Renner’s Beginning Guitar class, Dec 3. Dougherty taught Childs to play “Rock Ballad,” a song focusing on the progression of chords. “It’s challenging if you don’t know what you’re playing,” Childs said. “You’re learning how to read music and play the guitar at the same time.”