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Hi, I’m Will Flaherty with Metal Method Guitar Lessons. Have you ever heard the phrase that you need to learn to walk before you can run? It’s a good idea to start with the basics and create a solid foundation. In this lesson, you’re going to learn your first three chords, how to change between them and then we’re going to play to a backing track.
Your first chord is an A minor. Take your second finger and place it on the second fret of the G string and place your first finger on the first fret of the B string. We’re going to play three strings. Now play them all individually, to make sure they’re all ringing clearly. If you get any muted strings, check to make sure you’re pressing hard enough and that your fingers aren’t touching other strings.
It’s very important to stay on your fingertips and keep your fingers arched, don’t let them lay flat. Your second chord is a D5 chord. Place your third finger on the third fret of the B string. You can now release your first finger on the B string. Again we’re playing three strings. Finally, your last chord is E Major. You’re going to take the shape you used for A minor and we’re going to move it down a set of strings. So your first finger should be on the first fret G string and your second finger should be on the second fret D string. Now we’re playing four strings. In example two, we’re going to add some strumming and the pattern is going to be down, down, up.
Stage One – Beginner Rock Guitar Lesson
This step-by-step approach is so simple that even a complete beginner will find it simple to follow. It starts right at the beginning and continues through everything that you need to know to jam with friends, entertain your family, and even form a band.
Stage One begins with how to tune a guitar. Next, you learn seven basic chords. All are so simple that they’re played with only one finger. By the time you’ve completed the course your playing will absolutely blow away your friends. How do we know? We’ve seen it happen over and over since 1982. This is the way some of the biggest rock stars in the industry learned how to play guitar.