You can download chord charts from the internet or buy them in book form from a music store. Chord charts are a pictorial representation of the strings of the guitar with dots showing where your fingers go to fret the notes. Once you are armed with a collection of basic chords that guitar beginners should learn, you can start learning how to play your favorite songs on guitar.
The easiest guitar chords for beginners are the ones that do not require too many left hand fingers to play them. Chords that only need three fingers are G, C, D, and A. Learning songs that contain these chords makes the work of a guitar beginner easier. At this stage of learning how to play guitar chords you can focus on changing between these easy chords and maintaining the beat of the song at the same time.
Some beginner guitar players are bothered by the question of how long to go between chord changes. As a guitar beginner starting out with chords, you just need to listen to the song and count the beats. Nearly every song you want to learn will be in 4/4 time. That means the song is divided up into sections (or bars) of four beats. Listen to the song and notice the number of beats that each chord lasts for.