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Beginner Guitar - Learn Beginner Guitar from Scratch - Great Beginner Guitar Lessons

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19 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Introduction to Beginner Guitar

    • 2. Lesson #1 - Parts of the Guitar

    • 3. Lesson #2 - Guitar Picks

    • 4. Guitar Lesson #3 - Tuning your Guitar

    • 5. Guitar Lesson #4 - How to Hold the Guitar and your First 3 Songs

    • 6. Guitar Lesson #5 - Happy Birthday on the Guitar

    • 7. Guitar Lesson #6 - Mary Had a Little Lamb on the Guitar

    • 8. Guitar Lesson #7 - The Spider on Guitar

    • 9. Guitar Lesson #8 - G, C and D Guitar Chords

    • 10. Guitar Lesson #9 - Am, E and Em Guitar Chords

    • 11. Guitar Lesson #10 - A and Bm Guitar Chords

    • 12. Guitar Lesson #11 - Slides, Bend, Hammer-ons and Pull-offs

    • 13. Guitar Lesson #12 - Chromatic Scale

    • 14. Guitar Lesson #13 - Applying Chromatic Scale to your Guitar

    • 15. Guitar Lesson #14 - Gm Pentatonic Scale

    • 16. Guitar Lesson #15 - Finger Roll

    • 17. Bonus! G Major Scale on the Guitar

    • 18. Thank you

    • 19. Thank you for taking this Beginner Guitar Class

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About This Class

Beginner Guitar Class - your 1st 10 Guitar Beginner Lessons - Get a Jump Start on Playing Beginner Guitar - 10 Lessons

Learn the basic concepts and building blocks that聽you will need to get started on the guitar.聽

Why take a beginner guitar from this gal?

My passion is inspiring others to feel more confident in themselves and their playing. I feel like music can do that. After years of performing and teaching all over the US at workshops, out of my home, and through multiple schools, I was asked by many of my students to聽create beginner guitar lesson videos. So here is the result.

I hope you will join me on the inside of this class where you will learn the building blocks聽to get started on beginner guitar.

Building a strong beginner guitar foundation:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn the parts of the guitar

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn the names of your strings

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 You will learn finger warm-ups

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn your major chords

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Hammer-on, Bend, Pull-offs, and Slides

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn your 1st three songs

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn how to tune your guitar

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn Happy Birthday

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Understand the Chromatic Scale and how to apply it to your guitar

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn a Finger Roll

Bonus Lessons:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn the Gm Pentatonic Scale

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learn G Major Scale

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Plus a lot more

Who is the target audience for this Class?

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Anyone just starting on guitar

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Great for kids and adults too

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Anyone who wants to play guitar for enjoyment

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Anyone who wants to be a performer or a musician

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Great for anyone who wants to be a songwriter. Learning to play the guitar will be a great instrument for helping you with your songs

Feel free to send me any questions you might have about this class.聽 I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this class.聽 I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better guitar player.

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1. Introduction to Beginner Guitar: Hey, welcome. I'm so glad you decided to sign up for your 1st 10 guitar lessons. I'm gonna just really quickly go over some of the things that we're gonna talk about in this course. Just so you have a good feel of what's gonna happen in the course. So I'm gonna talk about the parts of the guitar We're gonna talk about tuning you're gonna learn your 1st 3 songs. I've got a exercise called The Spider Exercise which will really get if you're right handed this hand can going on the neck of your left hand and this hand So but it also help you with your picking hand. The next thing we're gonna talk about, we're gonna dio Happy birthday. We're gonna learn your G, c and D cords. You're gonna learn how to hold a pick. We're gonna work on slide, spends hammer ons and pull ups your a minor e minor chords and your A and B minor chords are also gonna be in this course. I'm gonna shoot. You have to do a basic finger roll, and then we're also going to talk about the G minor pentatonic scale G major pentatonic scale and your chromatic scale. Just so you have kind of a little bit of theory behind the guitar, it's just a little bit. So don't be afraid. I was always afraid of theory. I don't know. It's really super important. But scales that word kind of scared me. So think of them as, like patterns. But anyways, it should be really fun, so let's get started. 2. Lesson #1 - Parts of the Guitar: Okay, let's get started on the parts of the guitar. I got an acoustic guitar, and if you have an electric guitar, it's gonna play similar. And so you can use an electric guitar. You can use an acoustic guitar, but for this lesson, I'm gonna go over the parts of the acoustic attack. So we have up here. This is what's called the head stock here. And these are your tuning machines. I heard them called tuning pegs. Either Term is right. This here is called your nut, but not other guitar. We've got friends thes in my case there, Silver. Sometimes I've seen him like copper. These are your friends. So this would be front one. Front to fret. 33456 etcetera. If you concede e on the neck of my guitar, I have what's called position marks. Those little dots, concealed dots. Those are position marks. And on my guitar I have 35 79 And then that doubled up. That's 12. The 12th fret. It just kind of helps you with the placement of your fingers and figuring out where the frets are. So the position marks are a great little tool if you don't have them, you can I have some my students that don't have them, so they will put little stickers on there, so that's kind of fun. Okay, so we've got that part that are fingerboard. This is collar fingerboard, which is a separate piece of wood from the neck. You can see that this is the food. The topper is a fingerboard, and this is a separate pace here. It's called the neck. Here's a pin toe. Hold your strap and then you can see on the and the guitar. There's also won their first trap. If you don't have this button there, you can just and with your strap, tie a string on the end of one end of it and then run it right through this part. Here it be underneath the strings there. Okay, let's continue. This is our sound hole. And then we've got our bridge, and in this piece in here is called the saddle, and the saddle is used for adjusting your strings. This is, ah, more advanced technique. Sometimes when you buy a guitar, there's what's called action, right? I hope you can see this, but if your action is up this high. That's what we call action that's gonna make your guitar super hard to play so you can see on my guitar. Thank you Can see that pretty good. Look how close it is to the report that's going to make a big difference when you're picking out your guitar. So if you're just getting out there and you're buying a guitar, be sure that you're looking at that. And a lot of times there are luthiers that can adjust it for you. It's something to disconcerted. Er, if you're if you haven't purchased your guitar yet or if you're finding your guitar super hard to play, it could be because the action is too high. So so looking for sure. Look into that. Okay, what else we've got pick guard. Not every guitar has a pick guard, but this is just to protect your guitar from getting scratches on it. And sometimes a really pretty like, in this case, all this guitar we've got the body of our guitar. That's the whole thing, is just the body by. I think I'm pretty much covered everything except for the strings on the guitar. Most people think that this is actually the first string, and it's really the six string. So it's 65432 and one so first during six string for my younger students always say that the little strength, you know, when the fat string little string first pastoring and then the names of the strings are We've got I have a little sane and and you can come up with whatever saying you like. But my saying is every bunny get dessert at Easter and if you don't celebrate Easter, that's OK. No big deal. You can do something different. That was starting from the first string. This is going to the 60 now. Opposite six. String to the first string is Eddie eight. Dynamite. Good bye, Eddie. So E A. D G b. Any again? Just review that. Come up with your own saying I've had many of my students come up with very fun sane. So come up with whatever works for you. Memorize that. That might be out for the parts of the Cousteau guitar, so let's dig in tow, learning how to play it 3. Lesson #2 - Guitar Picks: well, things that I want start talking to Bo. It is your pick. So picks come in all different shapes and sizes. This is a teardrop pick, and I have what's called a blue chip pick. I really like this pickets triangle shaped and it doesn't really matter. They're both work. So whichever when you feel comfortable with plane, I would definitely suggest at some point you go to a stored with your guitar for your guitar right into the store and try different picks because you'll find that each pick will have a different sound. So if you can kind of think of your pick being really important, like a carpenter would use a really good hammer if he's going to do it every single day, he wants a good hammer. I feel like the pick is the same thing. So go explore, go to the stores and explore different pics. But let's get into talking about how you're gonna hold the pick most people uses teared up , so I'm gonna just use this and as an example, how I like to teach my students toe hold. The pick is if you take your thumb and you place it kind of along the backside like so And then this finger, I kind of want I want it coming down to a point so some people will hold it way up here. I like to have, um what I call less picked up. Because when you get into the strings, okay, if you have this much picked up, what I mean is like, there's so much space. There you go. You can see that. I think so. There's so much space here, and if you have that much picked up, you're gonna dig into the strings a little bit. So if you shorten your pick depth here, you're gonna be able to slide across the strings a lot faster. OK, The picked up. Okay, I think you'll get caught in the strings a little bit. So just something to think about again, just across the back point coming down. And really, there's no right or wrong way to hold pick. It's totally up to you how you want. You want to be comfortable, and I you know, different instructors will tell you different things, but I'm a big fan of just trying to be comfortable. But there are some or economical ways for you to hold the pick so that it makes it easier to play, so that would be my suggestion. 4. Guitar Lesson #3 - Tuning your Guitar: and this. Listen, we're gonna talk about just tuning up your guitar. And how do you do that? I would definitely recommend getting a clip on tuner like this one that I have here. I have a start tuner, which I really like. It registers really pretty close. If you've got a smartphone, you can use guitar. Tuna. It's a great app. You can download an app on your on your phone. Most phones Mark. Most smartphones have an app that you can use, so just look at that. Otherwise these tuners air pretty inexpensive, so you can just get one. I like to use this one for shows because it clips right on the end of my guitar. I normally have it this way and facing me. You know, second Siete like so for this lesson, I'm gonna turn it towards you so that you can really see how this works. In previous lessons, we've talked about the names of the strings. I'd like to just go over those really quickly with you so that you know exactly what the names are in What the numbers air. We know that this is our first string which is an East Ring B is the second string G is the third string. De is the force during a is the fist ring and E is the six string Little saying Eddie eight Dynamite, Good Bye, Eddie, Or you can go from the bottom and I if you celebrate Easter. You knew every bunny gets dessert at Easter, so whichever saying works best for you. There's a 1,000,000 0 so my students even come up with some that were created to All right , so you get the gist of that. Let's tune our first string. You can see it's already picking up the the tone of my voice here, but the first rate isn't E and saying it's registered right on there, but I can not get out of tune. And now look it. It's registering an actual d. We want to get to an E. So a lot of my students automatically they go, Oh, right there. And then I just have to kind of get it on that green one. And I'm good. Well, it has to be. It has to be. And he so there they get to d sharp, and they're like, Oh, that's good. No, no, Keep going so and I like to go a little bit below the No, um when you're that far away, it's a big crank, your cranking it. But be careful not to crank too much, especially on that high e. And because you'll snap your strength so just be aware of that. You don't want Thio going real sharp here That can potentially snapper string. But I'm gonna to this down again just to get a feel. So now we're at a G on. We need to get to a B. So you hear going up? There's a shirt on. There's a B. Our next during is a G. Um, that's pretty good, but let's just tuning up so you can get a feel way need to get to Jesus. I'm just gonna crank or down here farm cranking down, uh, on. I do really like to get right smack dab on that green spot. It'll take a little bit of time to get used to. If you're close to the G, remember, it's really, really small adjustments. If you're a long ways away, then it's that bigger adjustment. And remember, here on your head stock you've got this is your first during second and third string. Then we have appear for five and six. So 654 321 is really important that you're looking at the string that you're plucking to make sure that you're plucking the right string. So always, always, always you're gonna want pluck on That was a little just can kind of see it We read a little bit a little bit off Always pluck first and then tune because I a lot of my special beginner students they started doing this kind of a thing. And I'm like, Wait, stop, look like the note burgers. Okay, so you can hear way down. I'm just dropping it down. So you get a feel. See that? Good? There's the D things just a little bit. Sure, as you get better at tuning your guitar, you'll start to hear. So your string kind of does. This thing won't warm along like that, and this is the best way I can depict it. You know, it's kind of moving going well And so you wanted to go. It's like, even sound right. There's the D. Uh, that's really good. Next string. Hey, it's just a little bit of that. I not get out further to see and feel there's a g now, but we wanna make sure it's a and see When I was close when I got really close, you could just see how really, really small again. If I want to crank it out, be careful not to get too much. You know what your strengths to break. And maybe I need to go down and again go below the note, then come back up to it because what's happening is your string that does little bit your string. If you go high and then you come down to it, it's still kind of stretching. And so you want to make sure that you go below it and then tighten it. Have you tighten that string? It is more likely going to stay in tune. And then the last one is e. And again, I'll just kind of drop it down to you to feel it's not a C. We want to get up, Teoh. So there. See C sharp. Just kind of going slow. So you gotta feel this there, Dean. Want to keep going D sharp? Uh, you mean now? Once my strings air into and out. I will take some time and just kind of stretching like this, especially if they're new strings. I'll just yank on. I'm a little bit is pulling hard just to really stretch him out. And then I'll do one final tune just to make sure that everything is registered correctly. That looks be, just be dropped a little bit. Way go. She's good. D is good. There we go way He's looking pretty good and and that he dropped a little bit, too. So I'm gonna just do that up way. And there's a guard Hey, read Imminent. It's really important that you understand your chromatic scale. So if you have not seen that video on the chromatic scale yet, for sure review that because it'll help you understand if you need to go up or down. A lot of my students, especially my younger students with the G, um so the G if I met scrub here. If I'm a I'm in a and we need to get to G some my student thing that you have to go all the way up, and if you do that, you will break your strings so know that from the G from the A to the G, you need to go down in pitch down and pitch There. You got it. Good luck tuning your guitar. Have fun with that mess with that. You know, I I always take my students and I knocked at their strings way out of whack and I'll be like, All right, let's do it. Let's figure out how to how to tune this. So don't be afraid to do that. Don't be afraid to knock him out of whack. You know where they need to be. And if not, you can always review this video. If you have any questions on how to tune your guitar, let me know. And I'd be more than happy to help you. So for sure, send me a message. Good luck tuning your guitar. 5. Guitar Lesson #4 - How to Hold the Guitar and your First 3 Songs: All right, let's stir with our first sign. So let's talk about our left hand. What we're gonna do is we're gonna place our thumb on the back of the neck now. You can see that. All right, so some people say to hold it like this, Some people say stretch over. Some people are, like, straight up and down. I'm ah, fan of comfort. What, again? Whatever is most comfortable for you. For me, this is what works. I like to kind of have my thumb sort of at this angle here. And I've seen people that want to play it this way, which I feel like that puts strain on the wrist and you definitely want Avoid your wrist be strained again. Comfortable being comfortable the way you hold your neck again No right or wrong way. I'm going to reiterate that many times I feel like there's no right or wrong way to play the guitar. Now, when you're making your first note, what you're gonna want to do is you're gonna wanna curl your fingers so you're almost making like this. See shape, so your fingers are curled. The main thing is, is what you're going on the string. You wanna curl enough? Where your finger. You see, that is not flat like this. And once you want to be curled like so and then kind of on that Bonior part of the finger Not the meteor part of the figure, the bony apart. So right, Like so curl it up. Yeah. Okay, So we're gonna do is we're gonna go in the third fret we're gonna play some called smoke on the water. It's like the beginner song that almost everybody learns. And again, it's not so much about the song. It's just about, um, understanding where your friends are You gonna take your figure in your place and I'm a six string in the third front. I'll give you the rundown 36 36936 Page 63 36 36936 Pain 63 Okay. And I always sing the numbers to my students because it helps some room or more to go. So 36 a 36 honey 36863 One thing that I talk about also is if you're getting a dead No, there's three reasons why that's happening. Most likely three reasons. One is you're not close enough to the froth. So what I mean by that? If you're here in the middle, we want to slide right up behind what I call behind the fret at the front of the front behind the front. Okay, so there's one reason the second reason is you're not a plane of pressure. Eso push a little bit harder. However, if you you shouldn't for the 2nd 1 you should be able to just basically put your finger down and pull back on the neck of the guitar. That's how much pressure you really eat. Okay. And then the third reason, if you're making a course, okay, you're making a court, and this meaty part of a finger is resting on that string below. That's gonna cause a gentle. So those are the three main reasons why you would get didn't know. So if you keep that in mind, that also help you. So just make that little tiny adjustments and you'll be able to get your court. Let's go back to the side. So 36363 So that's number one. So I would definitely say played out a couple times to get really familiar and comfortable with where your friends are on the neck. Now the next song I like to teach is Ah, song Call Eye of the Tiger And, uh, it's a son from the eighties so but again, the songs out the important thing is learning the front. So it's 10. 10 a 10 on thanks. 10 10 8 10 10 8 10 10 86 And then song number three is Iron Man 36 68 11 10 11 11. And so those are your 1st 3 signs and get this week just really good to know those and, uh, we'll see you on the next lesson. 6. Guitar Lesson #5 - Happy Birthday on the Guitar: All right, You can write this out, You deposit. Take a picture of a heavy birthday. It's everybody needs to know. Heavy birthday. Well, I think everybody needs to know. Happy group. Super easy. So this is all gonna be played out. One string. Let's just take your first string and play it. So it's open. Open to open 54 Open open to open 75 Open open 12 9 55 for two, 10 9 So so again. Take some time. Right. That out playing. This is a song that you can play on every string It'll work, does play up and down the neck So there's other ways, but I have a birthday But this is just a great way for a beginner to play Happy birthday. So have fun with that. 7. Guitar Lesson #6 - Mary Had a Little Lamb on the Guitar: next lesson. Mary had a little lamb was a great for any age. If you're just beginning the guitar, it's a really important sign toe learn because it's a song you recognize. And the other reason why I like to teach Mary had a little lamb bus because I want you to use, like when we're doing the other songs, like Smoke on the water. Iron Man and I, Tiger, we were using one finger were going up until the neck this way. So with this song, I'm gonna play differently so that we're using different fingers. You're gonna take your third finger and place it on the fourth fret of the first string. And your first finger is gonna go on the second fret of the first ring in the second round on the first time. So it's four Teoh open to 444 Teoh for Then you slide up to the for two. Open to 44 form. Okay, Teoh for 20 open four to open. 2444 222 four. Then you just slide up to the 7th 7 son. Four to open 2444 2 to 4 to zero open. So I like the idea of using these fingers here and then that little sly and the other thing That's great about this. Just like the other three signs that I taught. You can play this on every strain, so it doesn't matter where you are on your guitar, just moving on up. But make sure you're staying in the fourth and the second in the open. Fret and then you set up to that seven threat. That's a fact that one. 8. Guitar Lesson #7 - The Spider on Guitar: in this lesson, we are going to be doing what I call the spider exercise. A spider exercise is just a great warm up. I love to teach this exercise done of my students. It gets all of your fingers working. So 123 and four we're gonna do is we're just gonna go on the first string and your first notice Just gonna be an open notes open. Uh, Then you're gonna take your second finger and put it in the second fret on the first ring, so you have open to then you have a one in a three. Come back to the two, then you're going to do a big stretch. 432 again. So open to 132 432 Now for this exercise, I would definitely suggest that you do it on every string. It's just a great warm up. So every string and then the other thing that I like to have my students do what this is, walk up the neck. So the reason why it has the name Spider exercise is because it's like a spider. If you watch open to 13 to 432 open to 13 to 432 Oh, but you want etcetera Go all the way up to the tool threat and you'll notice as you go up the neck. The friends are getting closer together, so it actually makes it a little bit easier reply. So just be aware of that. If you lose your spot, just grab a spot. It doesn't really matter is grab anywhere and start the exercise. So it's a great warm up. And most of the time of my students are doing this. They always dio down pigs. So you're just struck in your pick down and what I want you to eventually do is do down picks than all up pics. Then we've got down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up. All right, work on that. 9. Guitar Lesson #8 - G, C and D Guitar Chords: So your basic chords are G, C and D. There's many, many, many different ways to polite hordes. These air Just a version of your basic starter courts. We got G, C and D. Now, when you're looking at this guitar, this is this is called the torture. When you're looking at this, if you look at it, you can see that this is your first string second string 3rd 4th 5th and six. And then you've got your friends. So first fret second fret, etcetera. And then your sound hole here if you get confused. Remember, we talked about the nut in the first lesson. So if you get confused, you can hold your guitar just up like so. And then you can figure out where he was your guitar. Not so this right here. That is your guitar nut so that you can figure out how many friends over do I need to be. One 123 This is 1/3 fret on the fist during six string etcetera. So let's dive into these chords a little bit G corn. So you're into your first finger, and you're gonna place it on the fist string in the second fret. So this is the This is the note. Know that we're going for here. First finger, fifth string, second fret. So if you have to count up 12345 take your second finger and stretch it over to the six strength. This is the note that we're going for here. Six string, and then your third figure is gonna go down on the second string and the third fret, and your pinky is gonna go underneath that You kind of see that chord there. That's how it's gonna look. G chord now for some of my students when they're storming, they have a hard time getting this note. Okay, If you're having a hard time, take the time to, you know, make the adjustment. So this finger needs to really be curl, right? And if for some reason you can't get that no one in the beginning, there is another little shortcut that you can dio so you can sort of flatten this second figure, mute that fifth string until you can get this straight through. You could just beauty Oh, call it G court A short cut. And for my sister, my younger students use this a lot because it's hard for them. Their hands aren't just big and they can't really retells, so it's just a short cut. It also works for people with bigger fingers. Kind of keep that in mind That a little work? Okay, Now, for our sequel record, we're going to just take our first figure and second figure and move them down once turn each one string one string. So your first finger's gonna be on the fourth string Your second finger is gonna be on the fifth string. Now you're gonna on the secret. You've got a strong from the fifth string downs that accept their means. This string, you know, just from that one. So festering domes from Tokyo for the D chord. You can see here that our third finger is going to stay there. So I call this our plant finger. We're gonna plant that third finger. The second finger is gonna go kitty corner from here down to the bottom, and the first finger is gonna move down one string. So first finger moves down one and that second finger goes kitty corner to the first ring and then on the D card you're in a storm from the four string known. So those two X is you're not going to start the six or the fifth. So star four string down again. If you're struggling getting the cord, break it down. You know this'll string is muted. Why? Why am I having a hard time getting that I eat wise, not working for three reasons. You're not close enough to the front. You're not applying enough pressure or this meaty part of a finger is resting on that string. That's causing that No. Two dead. So those are the three main reasons why you're getting those dead notes for the D chord. Now we're in the d chord for going back to your G chord. You're gonna take your middle finger popping up kitty corner, and when you pop it up, make sure it goes right to the fret. Right behind the fret. Not on, not on top of it right behind it. So we have d chord pop. The second figure up. We have the third figure. Word is second finger pops up. First finger comes to the fifth, and then the piggy goes on. So there's a G Kar corn shortcuts. See, it's actually call a CNN nine chord is what this court is actually called, but I like to use it. It's It's a great start accord, because it's just easier to move these two fingers back and forth. So there you have it. There's your basic three chord. You learn these records and literally you can play millions of songs. That's hot. That's on a joke. Has really the truth. All right, good luck with those this week, and we'll see in the next lesson. 10. Guitar Lesson #9 - Am, E and Em Guitar Chords: three new cords, thes cords, These three courts. I'd like to teach them together. We have are a minor e and e minor again. Remember, we've got first during second string. Thursday, 4th 5th 6th string. Dax me is They'll play that string, we're gonna take our first finger and put it on the second string of the first fret. Our second finger is gonna go up on the fourth string in the second, Friend in. Our third figure is going to go on the third string in the second Fret. Remember again that you're not. First you're 2nd 3rd and fourth. You're too strong on the next, Kourtney Restraint from the fifth string down a minor court. You've got that shape. One, two and three. Okay, now let's take that entire shape and move it up. This way. Move it up. One string each. So the second figure goes up. Third figure goes up. First finger goes up, they all stay in the same frets. So we've got our second finger on the festering third finger on the fourth string and our first finger on the third string. But this was in the first. Fret your to Strom from the six string down and the reason why you can start from the six string down is your plane to record and this six string isn't he? So it would make sense to play the with the E chord in the a minor with a strength. That's why we concern from the festering dome. Now let's go back up to the roof on the now. If we just lived our first finger so super simple E minor E Take the whole shape, Move it down a minor. There you have it. Those are your three new corns to work on this week. We'll see in the next lesson. 11. Guitar Lesson #10 - A and Bm Guitar Chords: okay. Today we're gonna work on two new chords. We've got our A and B minor chord. So I do like to teaches together because a lot of times air played together. So a is played with B minor and D and G. A lot makes sense to play these togethers. Let's start with a record again, remember? 6543212 new cords today Get to new chords We've got a and B minor. We're gonna take our first finger and place it up on the four stirring. You can see that the other four stirring first finger, second finger and third finger. They're all gonna fall right under each other in this chord. So we've got a 123 You start from the festering down. Okay, Now, on the B minor chord what I like to do as I like to have this third finger come up and over to the four string and then you're gonna slide up to the fourth fret, and then we're gonna stack this this way. So it's 342 and one, 342 and one on your stroke from the four. String down on the B minor. Okay, so just go back. Hey, B minor. One thing that I really help you with your cords is if you just slightly lived him and then try and put them all back down Slightly left, put down slightly. Live put down. But you want to make sure you're putting them in the right spot. So if you're missing it, just readjust so left foot back down and go to your A B minor eventually will just be a little well like that. G D Hey, reminder. We'll see in the next lesson. 12. Guitar Lesson #11 - Slides, Bend, Hammer-ons and Pull-offs: I think this lesson we're going to talk about slides Ben's hammer ons and pull off slides. Let's start with those. What you're gonna do is you just let's just take our first finger, put it on the third fret on the first string we're gonna do is you're gonna pluck Bendel and slide OK, so that the key to the slide is keeping the string on the froth. The last pretty much lions you could do him on any string anywhere Capital The try Ben's Let's go to the sixth and the eighth Fret take your third finger and place it on the eighth fret of the first room. And what you're gonna do here is I like, just sometimes one of doing Benz. I like Teoh. I like to use my second finger sometime. My third finger to help me bend eso it just depends upon strengthen your fingers. So basically what you'll do is you'll take your third finger, place it right behind the fret your second finger goes right next to it and first figure right next to it, cause these two notes don't matter. They're not really notes. They know that you're getting that's here So it doesn't matter where your figures are there on the same street. Yeah, you can do those anywhere you can do with any finger. So mess around those little bit Cameron's Hamren's a little bit trickier to do because you gotta have a little power in your fingers. So what I do is you pluck the no Oh, then you hammer heard camera. Let's just dio your third finger on the third fret of the first string s. So what you're doing is you're employed penalty thing pull. So it's one pluck, then pull clock Pull. Now, if you want to do a triple it, you would have your first finger on the first string of the first. Read your third finger on the first string of the third fret. So you going to do one clock, whole clock, whole whole block? So those are a little bit of a version of a poll 13. Guitar Lesson #12 - Chromatic Scale: Okay, Chromatic scale. So basically, understanding 12 notes will really help you learn your retire. So, um, I always do this with my students, is a flood baby flood B and then repeat three times a flat a b flat B, a flat a beef. Let be a flat a B flat B and then the next little section C c sharp D e flat C c sharp d flat again C C sharp D e. Flynn. If you could just keep saying this, just break it down into little sections that will help you memorize this chromatic scale. And then you have E f F sharp G E f f sharp G E f f sharp g, and then repeat the whole thing, I think, is breaking it down. It doesn't seem so overwhelming. This is how I learned there. Chromatic scale, just breaking it down and understanding that way. Now there is one more piece to the chromatic scale, which it's just easy to understand it if you get these. This is just the line that I learned. People learn it differently, but there are other notes. There's G sure, which is basically the same as a flat you have a sharp same. You have d flat here. OK, do you? Sure. And then g flat. And this is what I like to tell my students is that if you learn the first line, these notes here will come easy. Don't even worry about this bottom line. Give your tuning your guitar and it says, Do you sharp? I don't know where the D sharp is. It's the same thing as e flat. If your tuner is tripping up a little bit, just know that these are the same. Think of the musical alphabet. You got a bogie with some flats and sharps that's understanding Karadic scale Now. One other thing that will help you is being sear together in E and effort together again. Memorize a flat A before B C's. You sure d e flat e f f sharp g. And if you get that line, the rest of it will come easy. It's just a basic step to some music theory, remember, is that and then we'll play it to the 14. Guitar Lesson #13 - Applying Chromatic Scale to your Guitar: way we're talking about the chromatic scale. And how do we apply it to our guitar? That is one step that we definitely need to learn. You know that this is your E It's a note which is a six string. So replace our figure in the first friend. You look at our committee scale. Got e then? Yeah, sure, G. And there's the route. Your G chord right way. Keep going up the neck. This would just keep going on forever. Right? So start over a C C. Sure d flat and and then if you just kept going f a shirt g a B flat BC etcetera. And if the neck kept going on and on and on, you would just keep repeating that cell. So let's just I'm gonna demo. I'm gonna just dama one more string So you get a feel for this a little bit warmer if you so I'll just do the A pastry. So now we're here a on that. If we put our first finger in the first round, it's b flat. It's a B flat. Me see, there's the root of our seek or c c sharp d have Sergey today And if you man in the 12th fret and your name on a you've done it right, so e e d g and G b. So there you have it. That's how you quiet your guitar. So I would sit there, work on this and say, You say it out loud. You know, to Stern on any string If I'm on the B string, me seeing you sure you don't just go up and down the neck and start finding where your notes are. Those help you apply a little bit of theory to your guitar neck. All right, have fun with this. 15. Guitar Lesson #14 - Gm Pentatonic Scale: I think in this lesson we're gonna talk about the G minor pentatonic scale. I'd like to think of my skills, Those patterns. When I was learning, the ITAR scales kind of scared me. I didn't like that word. For some reason, I just I don't I was intimidated. But then I realized how important they are to becoming a better player. And in this particular last time, I'm gonna break down. It's all pattern. If you think of the terrorist patterns and then I'll become moveable. We'll get into that a little bit later. This particular pattern, her skill of amenities. You We haven't seen this yet, which is guitar tablature. So we got guitar tablature. So when you see this these lines, you'll see six strings, right? 123456 So you know that this is the sixth string and this is the first string, so you can see whenever you see a number here in this case, it's three. Then this is a one in a three open three Open 313133131 open 3/3 13 Whenever you see the number that stands for the French. In this case, we're gonna take our third finger. In this case, it is gonna be figure and fret. So take your third finger. Place it up on the six string in the third. Friends, we got three. Then on the fist re, we've got a one and a three, then on the force and we went over three. Third string is over three 13 on the B, which was the second string and 13 and then coming back down we got 31313 When three open, three were here. 313 Played a little bit up speed. 16. Guitar Lesson #15 - Finger Roll: okay, we're back. And for this lesson, we are going to do a figure role. So were put down our pick for a little bit. And I'm gonna show you how to do for your role. You take your thumb and place it on the six string. You're gonna take your first finger in place on the second string, and then you're gonna take your second finger and place it on the first string, etc. Some first finger and second figure, and I just want you to grab those strings. I just kind of get a feel for where they are. And I like to kind of almost do like a C shape with my figures. And then I like to curl these guys these guys again. Here's your pattern. You're going to do a film, some some one fell to. OK, so it's a thumb on the 63 You're gonna pull up on the one you're gonna hit the four string with your thumb, and then your second here's gonna pull up on that I again it's see the best. We could see this six dio for someone and then toe learn this. I like to reset my figures every time. So back on the six string for a string and second string, you got six, 241 sound's gonna sound like this. Okay? Right. So you have that part down composite did your time kind of getting that role. It took me a long time to get this role. Now, what I want to do is I want to add a thumb thumb. We're gonna call this a role, okay? This is gonna be a role rolled. So now we're gonna add a thumb film roll one for to So basically what? We're adding her these two notes before it get your basic role. 6 to 41 Now, if I end my thumb thumb before its thumb come roll thumb film rolled roll. Okay, so now you got that piece. And we've already learned R g c and D cords, and you can actually appliance to all your cords. But let's just start with the geek, or I'm not sure how to apply it to the G court. You make your record, and you're gonna do a 62 four, 162 for one. All right, So that's that one. Now, and you actually didn't even need this figure because you're hit the Force three instead. So 6 to 41 right? Or some dumb rule, though. Roll. Remember, if you're having a hard time getting this role, reset your fingers every time. So it's some role Reset. Some role reset. So, um, roll. Okay. Now, to make your c just move your second finger down, you're going to do off by 23 I e o Okay. Or you could do If you want to make your c card, you could do a 5 to 412415 Now you're d chord. Go to your d chord. So in this case is gonna be a four 4 to 4 to 31 43 1 Okay? Or a thumb thumb roll, roll, roll. Okay, so you get the idea. You can mess around with your other cards. You get your a minor corn. So in the a minor court case, it would be you could do. Ah, five the same thing as you're seeing, right? Okay. Your e corn. You could move it up a little bit if you want. You could do a 654 and three strength So just mess with us and move your cords around and try different things and you don't get some really pretty sounds out of your guitar. Have fun with that. We'll see in the next lesson. 17. Bonus! G Major Scale on the Guitar: I think we're gonna talk about the G major scale. This is written on a guitar tablature. So we've got 12345 and six are strengths. Remember when you re guitar tablature and always always, always stands for the front. So this is third fret open. No friends to second friends. Third fret, etcetera. Fourth, Fred here on the fourth string. So let me just play this for you so you can hear how it's gonna sound, and then I'll break it down a little bit. Three Open 2341213 Open to three and cutting back down. Three to open 31 Open to over the border to open three to open three. Okay, I see What you're gonna do is you take your third finger, place it up on the six string in the third fret so, three, that on the fifth string, we have opened 23 open to three. So open second finger falls in the second fret. Third figure falls in the third. Fret. Check yourself too, because, um, a lot of times I have my students switching their fingers up. So it's really important that you keep your fingers in this case, figures and frets, we're gonna be the same. It's not always the case, but in this case it is. Let's start from the top again. We get three, open to three. Then we have opened to four. And how you're going to remember that the forest finger is on the fourth string and the fourth fret so that one makes it easier. Remember, that's on the fourth string. So three home to 3 to 42 on the next string. Over. 13 open to three and they can't back down. Three Teoh 31 open to open for to open three to open three. Work on your G major scale because, uh, that one will serve you well what you're starting to so 19. Thank you for taking this Beginner Guitar Class: Thanks so much for taking this class.