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This Should Be Everyone’s First Guitar Lesson

May 01, 2020
immediately. You don't want to continue like

this

, do you? It's okay because you're not really able to do up strokes as well as you can do down strokes and down strokes are more important at

this

stage at this level, so in later

lesson

s we'll definitely do up strokes and the next thing we do. What we're going to do is jump right into some chord shapes because once you can play a couple of chord shapes, you feel like you're already playing songs, it's cool to feel like you're already doing things with a

guitar

, so what I want What you do now is we have our fingers warmed up a little bit, we use all four, so we

should

be able to make some easy chords, I say easy, but they can be challenging at

first

, what I want you to do now is find the third string, like this which remembers that we start with the thinnest string, one, two, three, this string is called g, okay, so what you have to do is take your index finger and we will place it on the third string, but the

first

fret here, if you want, you can choose and just play the third string, make sure it makes a sound.
this should be everyone s first guitar lesson
Sounds good. If it sounds like this, you're not pushing hard enough, so give it enough pressure. The next thing we're going to do is try something just for fun, just to hear some notes playing at the same time, that's what a chord is we're going to play the third string, the second string and the first string all at the same time , so watch my hand, I'm going to start on the third string and just skim the strings forming an E major. chord right now this is just a baby version even though it contains all the notes of the full chord but let's duplicate some of the notes and make it sound really huge okay but it might be a little tricky to make the fingers follow our commands at first, so this one

should

be good, the next thing we're going to do is take our ring finger, our third finger here and we're going to place it on the fourth string. second fret like that, so right away it's a little bit weird, so let's put the other finger there now just to top it off, take your middle finger and put it on the fifth string of the second fret to end up with this kind of shape right here, it's not It's really an obvious shape, like a straight line or something, but you'll come to remember it as an E shape now, if you can make this shape, what I want you to do is choose, go to the fat one. string on your

guitar

the sixth string and just sweep all the way to the end, it's a great sound, a great sound is fine, so instead of just doing the small three string version, we're doing the sixth string version of the E chord major, now some people "You're having trouble playing it like we did in that order, so if you had a little problem, do it the other way around.
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Okay, so let's take our middle finger, by the way, this is the same chord and let's go to the second fifth string fret. I'll do that first, now take your ring finger and put it under that finger on the second fret of the fourth string so it feels a little more stable. Now we can take our first finger and place it on the first fret from the third string strum and we have the same chord sounds great now the reason I choose this chord out of all of them is because all your fingers are in a little section here so you don't have to extend them at all and do anything weird. with them right away and at the very least you can still do just the baby chord and be fine, it's a good chord to do the small version if you want, but I recommend that if you are comfortable with the guitar at least with the feel of the exercise of the spider, you should be able to have the dexterity to play this chord, keep working on it until you feel comfortable, the same rules apply as they did for the individual notes, you want to keep your fingers curved and otherwise use your pads of your fingers if you flatten them out you end up playing the other strings and you get a dull sound so if you achieve that make sure you really use your fingertips and then try again get them out of the way of the open strings so now It is a good moment.
this should be everyone s first guitar lesson
It's time to practice a four-stroke strum. It's all very basic today, I know, but that's how it's supposed to be. We are going to develop it very soon. Okay, let's take the playing hand and strum the six strings, like it's one big string. We're going to do this four times ready, let's go three four, okay, so that's the start, okay, there's a couple more strums that we're going to do, in fact, we're going to do one more today just so you have two options, the other one is almost It's just as easy except we're going to do an upstroke because a lot of people get a little antsy and want to go the other direction so here's what we're going to do: we're going to do a downstroke and then we're going to go down and then up and then down, so think down, down, up, down and your picking hand will follow you, ready, down, down, up, down again, down, up, down, it The next thing we're going to do is I want to give you a couple of chords to work on so you can alternate back and forth.
this should be everyone s first guitar lesson
It's great to work on a chord. You know, if you're really trying to master just one E chord for as long as you need to. but if you feel like you've got it down, I want you to switch to another chord, so this is what we're going to do: We're actually going to create a chord with a shape very similar to this one, it's very close, so watch what we do . we take our index finger we just lift it up now we take this grouping of the middle finger and the ring finger and we just move them towards the floor by one string each, so we moved them now what we do is we take our pinky, that's As you know, we're left out of the party and we're going to invite it to the second fret of the second string, so you have to put it under the ring finger to have many fingers on one fret, isn't that crazy? so your middle finger, ring finger and little finger are all on the second fret, each of them has their own string, thank goodness, okay, so now what we need to do is take our pick and go to the fifth string, one, two, three, four, five and strum five strings done, that's called a major chord once again the biggest mistake people make is that they include the 6th string and it sounds a little too heavy so make sure you start on the fifth string, which by the way is the a string and this is the a chord, so it makes sense, just like when we play the e string first, we play the e chord, so everything is the same, very good, so give yourself Note that the transition to a is pretty simple once we understand how similar these chords are, so let's go back to E by removing our pinky, moving this group of fingers back to the fifth and fourth strings, and then adding our index finger to the first fret of the third string, now we go back to the Major, I know some of you might be thinking that thumb looks pretty wild.
They know he said to keep him back and now they're up here and doing all the things with him. That's what I mean after a while. Do you know? In the spider exercise, it's very important to keep your thumb back, but when you start getting into the ropes, your thumb likes to start moving and moving down the path, you're actually going to use it as a fidgeting mechanism. be one of the fingers and help out, but as long as I'm here somewhere, you're fine, so what I want you to do is practice going from E major to major and alternating between those two, now you don't do that.
We have to change instantly as you might immediately think. Instead, what we're going to do is play a certain amount of strums for the e. We'll give you a little bit of time to move on to the next chord and then do some strumming, so we'll start with the four strokes down because that's the most basic strumming you can do, let's go to the E major chord and we'll play it four times, Hopefully, you guys have it all ready, go one, two, three, four. I don't think you have to change very quickly today, you can even stop the sound if you want to lift the index finger move the other two fingers now that they are on the middle two strings add the pinky on the second string second fret and now play the five strings remember the a chord starts on the fifth string four times ready to start one two three four now our goal is to get back to the E chord so lift your pinky move the group add your index finger and let's do it four times and I'm fully aware of how frustrating which is trying to change so quickly at this point, so keep in mind that this is supposed to happen during a practice period this week because

lesson

s are usually once a week. private lessons, so you have a whole week to work on this, because next week we're going to get into the D chord, we're going to do all kinds of other things, but we'll leave it at that until now. how many chords do we do today let's go back to E and I want to try that other strumming pattern just to give you a different feel so once you have the E chord, let's do the down down down up down plucking done let's go down down up down do it new down down down up down take your time and switch to if you could go fast that's great I don't expect today to be well ready a chord all ready to go down some people ask me well how not? hit the E string, you know the thick string when you're doing upstrokes and you're strumming a lot, then that thumb I was talking about will come over the top and play that string just a little bit to kill it, so ending up not worrying about that isn't so good, so let's go with that idea right now of switching between e and a and see what we can do with that, there are a lot of songs that actually include these chords, there's one that was in the movie or the show stranger things should I stay or should I go or could you just go from e to a and back to e cool so that's just an example and even just going from e to quickly back and forth eventually sounds like you're playing a real song so don't discount the power of one or two chords because it could really go very far. away, especially when we start adding three chords, then you could play a million songs, let's go ahead and do a couple more. things because that's already the furthest my cameras go, 27 minutes and 30 minutes go by really quickly when you're doing a private lesson, but let's recap real quick, we did all the stance stuff holding the pick, all that tuning stuff, I tuned to you more.
Probably, if you are a private student, I would have tuned your guitar for you, recommended an electric tuner and then tuned later in other lessons and then we did the spider exercise four times, each time really improving our technique with the fingers. as much as possible, if you want to go crazy, go through the six strings totally fine, then we learned how to create chords basically, the baby version, the full version and the full version, by the way, this is the adult version, this one is not it's any kid version so you're playing the real one when you do these and then we learned how to strum and how to move between those chords and the last thing I want to do because I always want to send you Home to remind you how to play these chords nowadays.
I could just take a quick video and send it to a student, but what I would like them to do is read a chord chart, so what they should be able to do is look at this chart. We'll put it on the screen and we'll be able to relate it to the chord we played before in e major, both are major chords by the way, e major and in major then we'll play the minor versions, the sad versions of them. Great, but for today we're in the main world, so if you take a look at the chord chart, I don't have it in front of me.
I'm just imagining it right now. I'm going to make the strings obvious. It's going to be vertical up and down and it's weird because it's almost like you're looking at the guitar this way, like a guitar standing on a stand, and if you look at how the fingers move, the fingers are one, two, three and four. the thumb will be a t, that's how we'll mean it, so now we have the middle finger, the second finger on the fifth string, the second fret, so you'll see how the frets will be horizontal like this, so just take your middle finger. and go to the second fret of the fifth string, the ring finger will go to the second fret of the fourth string and although the fingers on the real guitar are a little bit diagonal on the actual graph, uh, the graph will look very up and down . like one on top of the other, of course, that's practically impossible to do in real life, and then what we'll do is take our index finger and go to the first fret of the third string, everything else here has zeros. the top, which means you play it open, so let's play that chord, when you learn the a chord, what's going to happen is you're going to see an x ​​at the top, that just means you don't play that string, which I already told you.
Before you just avoided the 6th string when playing the a chord, but go ahead and create that using the tabla and then strum to make sure it sounds right, so that's what I usually do in the first lesson and like I said, I had a 99. retention rate, so people always came back because they were excited because they could do those first things and then from there I taught them a couple of chordsmore, a few more strums, they were playing songs from the beginning and then we got deeper and deeper into the theory stuff, I didn't hit it over the head right away with the theory because I can scare people real quick, so you know, get people playing the guitar right away and if you're new and taking these lessons hopefully you'll be able to see how fast you can play the guitar with just a few of the right moves at first that's okay like I said if you enjoyed this lesson, check out guitar.com art.
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