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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #2 – G Major Chord

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #2 – G Major Chord

Third Most Important Chord For Beginners The G Major Chord

Three Forms Of The G Chord

In today’s video I’m going to teach you the G chord. The G chord in my opinion is the third most important chord for beginning guitarist. Now there’s four forms of the G chord that I commonly use. I’m going to show you three of them today and giving you a choice of which one to start with. First, the simplest. It’s just my third finger on the first string, third fret and you’re going to play the top four strings, the high four strings. It’s a very simple G and it sounds good.

G Major Form #2

Now if you want to play all the strings and you want to work towards something better, stretch that second finger over on the third fret, sixth string. Now you get a bass note. I’m actually slightly using the fifth string. I’m just slightly touching it with my second finger. Here. See? That’s the fifth string, it doesn’t sound. Sixth string, fifth string.

G Major Form #3

Now the third form I want to show you, which is one of the most common forms is the three finger form… Keep those two fingers down and put the first finger down in the second fret, fifth string. Doesn’t sound that much different and fuller… Okay, another one I use the most often, the fourth form is actually switch everything around and use the pinky but the pinky is a tough one for a beginner and if you’re just starting out on the guitar, you’re probably a beginner. So, the G chord. Go and take your fingers off and put the fingers on.

Start With Any Form

You can start with any form that you like . Again, remember to angle your fingers up and down so the clear all the strings. Keep your thumb in the back of the neck. All said and done, try to stay as relaxed as you can.

Coming Up Next…

In the next video I’m going to teach you the most important part, changing chords on a G to the D and the A7.

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #3 – Changing Chords

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #3 – Changing Chords

The Key Is Learning To Move From One Chord To Another

This is video number 3. Now in the last few lessons we learned three chords, the D, the A7 and the G chord. We’re going to put them all together. The main skill to learn is how to change from chord to chord. Let’s start with a D chord. Go and place your fingers the D chord from straight down, move over to A7 first two strings over, back over to the D chord you move the first two fingers in the center of the fretboard.

Moving To The G Chord

Now the G chord. You can make any version of the G we talked about in lesson two. I’m using a three-finger G, back to D. Do the G again, back to D, A7 and back to D. Now we’re going to do an exercise I like to do with these three chords.

Chord Movement Exercise

G-D-A7-D

It’s going to go G and do two strums down, D two strums down, A7 two strums down and D two strums down. Let’s do it, start with a D. Ready, go. To G, strum with me, back to D go to A7, back to D, G, back to D, A7. Let’s do it one more time. Ready, go. D, G, D, A7 back to D, G, D and A7 and then down to D. Okay, you want to practice that enough so that you can do it without pausing between chord changes.

What You Need To Avoid…

No pausing between chord changes. Go as slow as you need to to get that change in time, right on the beat. I like to use the metronome sometimes to keep a beat. One, two, change, right down the beat. Okay, practice that up and you’ll be ready for the next video lesson. I want to Thank You for joining me. If you’d like some more guitar tips you can find them at http://bestbeginnerguitarlessons.com. I have a large number of lessons and extra tips and I’m adding things every day. Look forward to seeing you there. Take care.

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #4 – E Chord and A Chord

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #4 – E Chord and A Chord

 

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #5 – Changing Between E and A Chords on Guitar

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #5 – Changing Between E and A Chords on Guitar

Changing Between A and E chords

This is the next lesson in my Kickstarter guitar course.  In the last lesson we played the E chord and the A chord. Now we’re going to practice changing chords. Play that E chord, play the A chord, back to the E chord and play the A chord. Now let’s do two strums each, A then to the E, back to A and E, A, E, A and E.

Let’s Add A Very Simple Strum Pattern

Instead of just strumming straight down, we’re going to go down, down, up. On the E chord, down, down, up. Do it now. This is on the A chord, ready, go. Back to the E chord and the A chord. Now we go back and forth. I’ll do one, two full strums, that’s actually four beats. One, two, three, four. That’s four beats. The down, up makes one beat. Then we’re going to switch to the next chord, they’re on the E, ready, go. The A, back to E, and A, E, and A, the E, and then on the A, watch for that.

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Guitar Course – Lesson #6 – B7 Chord

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Guitar Course – Lesson #6 – B7 Chord

Your First 4 Note Chord On Guitar – B7

Today in my sixth video of Kickstarter Guitar Chords for Beginners, I want to go over the B7 chord. That’s a cool chord and it’s the first one that uses four fingers. Let’s take a look at it. Here’s what it looks like and you see I’m using my pinky. I’d like to start with the second finger just to get started. First finger on the fourth string, third finger on the third string and the pinky on the first string. Let me show you that again. Go ahead and follow with me along. Second finger, second fret, fifth string. First finger, first fret, fourth string. I’ve got the third finger coming down on the second fret, third string and I’m skipping a string in the first finger, first string as my pinky. Good sign for it is a nice full chord.

Bass Note On The 5th String

I hear that bass note as the fifth string, that’s a B note. Go ahead and take your hand out and try it with me. Let’s do one finger at a time. Second finger, first, third and pinky on the first string. See that all the notes are ringing. That’s a B, fifth string. Don’t worry, it takes practice. Do it again. Place your fingers on and the pinky. Now you want to get to where you put them all on at once. That takes practice.

Introducing The Concept Of “Guide Finger”

In the beginning it’s better to start with a guide finger, that second finger and little by little as you practice you get them all on. Do it again. Second finger, first, third and pinky on that first string. Take a look at my thumb, this is good thumb position. It’s got the thumb in the back of the neck. Not down here and not like that. Flat against the neck. My hand is relaxed and any time if I were to just release all the tension my hand would just fall off.

Practice Changing Chords

Change to the A chord, back to B7 and go to the E, A, B7 and E. Okay, in the next video we’re going to start talking about guitar chord families and that’s what I just did, just playing chords that are in a family. I look forward to see you on my next video.

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #7 – Chord Families D-G-A7

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #7 – Chord Families D-G-A7

Review: D, G and A7

In this video I’m going to start Guitar Chords for Beginners Lesson #7. I’m  going to start with chord families. The first thing I want to go through is that first three chords we learned, the D, go ahead and play along, play the D chord with me. Hopefully you start getting cleaner, A7 and the G chord. If you started with a simpler version like the first finger, you might want to start right now and learn the next step up. If you’re doing the first finger, the next step would be the stretching the second finger over and if you’re doing that you might want to try the three-finger G.

Chord Families – I – IV – V

Here’s the chord family, three chords, D, G, and A7 and D. D is the one chord, G is the four chord, A7 is the five chord and D is the one chord. Now we’ll go more into that in a later video but you can just count to figure out which chord is which. D if it’s a one chord, D, E, F, G is four, then after G comes A. By the way, the musical alphabet only goes A to G and it starts over. There’s no ABCFG… H. No H chord. D, four chord is G, five chord is A7 and D number one. Let’s play together, we do that strum down, down, up, down, down, up. Are you ready, go. Okay to G, A7 and D then D, G, A7 and D. Let’s mix it up, go to G. G, D, A7 and then D.

Common Patterns Sound Familiar

You could tell it sounds like some familiar song because there are millions of songs made with those three chords.

Thanks for spending this time with me and I hope you are enjoying the lessons. Take care. See you in the next video.

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Guitar Course – Lesson #8 – Common Chord Patterns

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Guitar Course – Lesson #8 – Common Chord Patterns

 

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #9 – Chord Family – E-A-B7

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #9 – Chord Family – E-A-B7

The Chord Family E – A – B7

In this video, I want to show you another chord family. This is the chord family of E, A, and B7. Guitar Chords for Beginners Kickstarter Lesson #9. Let’s start with playing the chords E, A, and B7. If you’re just starting in here, I made some videos before this which showed the chords so we’re not going to spend time on that now.

Key Of E

Let’s play the chords together, and B7, back to E. E is the one chord in the family, E, F, G, A is the four chord and B… E is the one chord, A is the four chord and B is the five chord. We’ll make it a B7. Let’s play it. E, A, B7 and back to E.

“E” Is The One Chord

Now one of the things that makes this a family is that in that order it sounds like it wants to go back to the one chord or the home chord. In this order, sounds like it’s moving, and most people experience this, feel like it wants to go back to one. Play it with me one more time. Ready, E, faster, A, B7 and back to E. E, A, B7 and back to E.

Keep Practicing. See you in the next video.

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #10 – The C Major Chord

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #10 – The C Major Chord

In this Guitar Chords for Beginners Kickstarter video lesson #10,  I’m going to be showing you the C major chord. Let’s get started and  take a look.

A New Chord – C Major

The bass note is on the fifth string, that’s a C note. I’m using my third finger. Start with your first finger, second string, first fret. Second finger stretches over to the fourth string, second fret and my third finger over to the fifth string. You want to hear a nice clean chord. You can play the low E string in that chord. Sounds okay because actually it’s still part of the chord itself.

It’s Time To Practice

Go and take your fingers off and relax, do it again. First finger, second finger and the fifth string, third finger. Shake your hand out, do it again. C. Do you have it? Great. Try C to G. Place a C chord, okay? Four times, now go to the G chord, any form you want. Back to C, G, C, now slowing down now, to the base camp for now, G, C and G.

Always Practice Common Chord Changes – Not Individual Chords

Now I practice it that way because one of the most common changes is going to be from C to G and it’s best to practice chords in phrases or in short chord progressions, so much better than just playing a chord by itself. The real trick to it is changing from guitar chord to another guitar chord and you might as well practice the ones that you’re going to do most commonly. C to G is a very common one.

So that’s it for this video lesson.

Take care.

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #11 – Chord Family – G-C-D

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #11 – Chord Family – G-C-D

Glad to have you back.

I’m going to take that idea of chord families and ramp it up a notch, and add the C chord to it.

Practicing on 1-4-5 in the Key Of C

Here’s a chord family for the C chord. I’ll start on C then we go G and D. I’ll use those three chords. The one chord, that is the G here. G, A, B, C is the four chord and after C comes D, the five chord. Chord family for G. Go to C and to D and to G.

Now Let’s Play These Together

Are you ready, G, C, go into D, G, G, C, D, G. Now, let’s do the chord family for A. Are you ready, A, D, E, A.  Do D, like we did before. D, G, A7, D. Ready, D, G, A7, and D. Good. Fantastic, so that’s it for this Kickstarter video tutorial.

There are so many easy guitar songs you can play with these chords that I’ve taught you so far.

I look forward to seeing you in my next video guitar lesson.

Take care and keep practicing.

 

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