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Beginner Guitar Masterclass (2020 Update)

Henry Olsen, Beginner Guitar Expert

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111 Lessons (8h 33m)
    • 1. Guitar Masterclass Introduction Video

      3:06
    • 2. Learn about "guitar language"

      3:51
    • 3. How to tune the guitar

      9:58
    • 4. Your first chord "E major"

      7:53
    • 5. More chords D,E,A,E

      9:42
    • 6. Smoke on the water style

      5:20
    • 7. More new chords G,D,G,D

      4:41
    • 8. More new chords AM,C,Am,C

      3:48
    • 9. 8&9First strumming pattern

      12:18
    • 10. 10 A new strumming pattern

      10:31
    • 11. 11 DDUUDU strumming

      14:39
    • 12. 12 3 little birds simple strumming

      5:49
    • 13. 13 3 little birds original strumming

      4:44
    • 14. 14 stand by me

      5:30
    • 15. 15 sweet home Alabama

      9:36
    • 16. 16 Knocking on Heavens door

      6:33
    • 17. 17 Getting started with fingerstyle

      10:55
    • 18. 18 Intro to tabs

      4:18
    • 19. 19 Are you with me

      5:22
    • 20. 20 Prayer in C

      9:37
    • 21. 22 DDDDU DDUUDU

      3:20
    • 22. 23 DU DU U U DU

      2:33
    • 23. 24 D D DU

      3:32
    • 24. 25 D D DU DU U DU

      3:58
    • 25. 26 D D DU DU

      2:40
    • 26. 27 D D DU

      3:02
    • 27. 28 Intro to palm muting NT

      4:22
    • 28. 29 DXUUXU

      5:24
    • 29. 30 DU XU XU XU

      3:43
    • 30. 31 D D DUUD DUDU

      2:33
    • 31. 32 DUXU UXU

      2:48
    • 32. 33 D DUD DUDUDU UDU

      3:08
    • 33. 10 songs Introduction

      3:22
    • 34. Wild thing final explanation

      7:35
    • 35. Wild thing final PA

      2:34
    • 36. Sweet home final explanation

      5:29
    • 37. Sweet home final PA

      3:06
    • 38. The Joker Final EX

      4:34
    • 39. The Joker Final PA

      2:25
    • 40. 12 Bar blues explanation

      5:53
    • 41. 12 Bar Blues Final PA

      3:05
    • 42. La Bamba Final Explanation

      2:49
    • 43. La Bamba Final PA

      2:19
    • 44. Let your love shine explanation

      5:15
    • 45. Let your love shine PA

      3:48
    • 46. The Joker Final EX

      4:34
    • 47. The Joker Final PA

      2:25
    • 48. The wonderer final Ex

      4:01
    • 49. The wonderer Final Playalong

      2:41
    • 50. Blues Introduction

      3:17
    • 51. 1 12 bar blues using chords

      5:03
    • 52. 2 12 bar blues using chords PA

      3:51
    • 53. 3 bar blues bass first

      3:12
    • 54. 4 12 bar blues bass first PA

      3:10
    • 55. 5 12 bar blues more groove

      2:26
    • 56. 6 12 bar blues more groove PA

      4:06
    • 57. 7 12 bar blues arpegio

      4:12
    • 58. 8 12 bar blues arpegio PA

      3:57
    • 59. 9 12 bar blues turnaround

      4:24
    • 60. 10 12 bar blues turnaround placement

      3:10
    • 61. 11 12 bar blues turnaround PA

      6:48
    • 62. 12 12 bar blues turnaround nr

      4:16
    • 63. 13 12 bar blues quickchange

      3:19
    • 64. 14 12 bar blues quick change PA

      3:35
    • 65. 15 12 bar blues in E

      3:39
    • 66. 16 12 bar blues in E PA

      2:51
    • 67. 17 12 bar blues in E turnaround placement

      4:02
    • 68. 18 12 bar blues in E turnaround PA

      5:26
    • 69. 19 12 bar blues in different keys

      10:05
    • 70. 20 12 bar blues in different keys PA

      4:28
    • 71. 21 12 bar blues turnaround in any key

      4:12
    • 72. Blues conclusion

      1:12
    • 73. Bobby Tillan knocking on heavens door nr

      6:30
    • 74. Bobby Tillan Knocking nr

      2:20
    • 75. Bobby Tillan Kocking nr

      3:35
    • 76. Bobby Tillan nr2 PA

      1:36
    • 77. Ericios Clatpios explanation

      3:20
    • 78. Erico Claptios PA

      2:18
    • 79. Hotel CA Explanation

      7:34
    • 80. Hotel CA PA

      3:40
    • 81. Jimmy Henderlicks explanation

      3:29
    • 82. Jimmy Henderlicks PA1

      2:45
    • 83. Jimmy Henderlicks PA2

      2:03
    • 84. Lennard Skinherd explanation

      3:42
    • 85. Lennard Skinherd PA 1

      1:08
    • 86. Lennard Skinherd PA 2

      1:08
    • 87. Pink floyd Wish you were here Explanation

      3:37
    • 88. Pink floyd Wish you were here PA

      2:35
    • 89. Stand by me explanation

      5:23
    • 90. Stand By me pa 1

      1:57
    • 91. Stand by me PA 2

      3:10
    • 92. The Animals House Explanation

      3:24
    • 93. The Animals PA

      2:26
    • 94. The beatle band let it be explanation

      5:53
    • 95. The Beatle band Let it be pa

      2:03
    • 96. The rollling stones Angie Explanation

      6:00
    • 97. The Rolling stones Angie PA

      2:48
    • 98. 1 Classical VS Western

      5:57
    • 99. 2 electric VS acoustic

      5:45
    • 100. 3 Tuning

      6:43
    • 101. 4 capo

      5:55
    • 102. 5 String talk

      5:38
    • 103. 6 Different electric guitar models

      14:41
    • 104. 7 all about acoustic guitars

      6:22
    • 105. 8 amps

      6:46
    • 106. 9 Locking tuners

      2:54
    • 107. 10 Pedals

      4:02
    • 108. 11 locking strap

      3:34
    • 109. 12 pick talk

      3:25
    • 110. 13 slide

      4:19
    • 111. 14 guitar stand

      2:45
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About This Class

Welcome to this Beginner Guitar Masterclass!

This guitar course is going to take you from ZERO to HERO in a very short amount of time. My name is Henry Olsen and I've been teaching guitar professionally for 8 years. I have 14 published guitar courses and an average rating of 4.6! For this guitar course, I took all of my experience and feedback from thousands of guitar students just like you and packed the best of the best into ONE 12 hour guitar masterclass. Now you'll have the benefit of a tested and retested beginner guitar learning method! I promise you FAST and EASY progress, and you'll have a lot of FUN during the process :-)

Imagine the next time someone asks you to pick up the guitar at a family gathering and NOW you can play songs everyone knows and enjoys with ease and confidence. You'll be the star at the party and everyone will love you for it!  After you enroll in this guitar course, you won't need to imagine anymore. I take you step-by-step and note-by-note through all the elements needed to make this a reality in a very short amount of time!!!

Every song lesson comes with a play-along feature, so after you´re done learning the song, I play it with you at a slow and comfortable tempo, and you´ll always have an easy time putting it into practical use.

The guitar course also comes with a 42 page picture chord book, so you´ll have a easy time following along with all the lessons.

This beginner guitar method has WORKED on thousands of guitar students and I know it will work for you!

Become the guitar player you´ve always dreamed of being and ENROLL NOW!!!

You won´t regret it...

Here are what some of my guitar students have said in the past!

"Just amazing, Cant ask for more simple and easy step by step learning.
The good thing is I´m learning and instructor is proving to be best. Glad
I found this course! Thank You sir!"

"I have just completed this course and would comment accordingly.
Extremely well-constructed, laid out and balanced course, targeting all
the key areas of guitars and gear. The information and advice provided
by Henry Olsen provides the student with a sound grounding, and prepares
them for their journey ahead. I found the lectures most informative and
stimulating, and has further invigorated me to explore some new aspects
of my playing too. Highly recommended, and I would urge anyone,
certainly a beginner, to work through this course. Thank you, Will."

Transcripts

1. Guitar Masterclass Introduction Video: Hi there. My name is Henry Olsen, and I wanna welcome you to this beginner guitar masterclass. Now, if you're tired of searching through YouTube, Teoh Onley find lessons that are too hard for you or they aren't structured and you just don't know which way to go next. And you're looking for a step by step structured class. This is exactly what you're gonna beginning here. I'm gonna take you by the hand step by step and note by note. And I'm gonna teach you everything that you're gonna need to know. In order to play guitar with ease, we're gonna be learning songs. I have pdf files for all of those songs. I also have what's called a play along feature. So after I tell you the song, you're gonna be ableto watch that play along, download the pdf and play along with me this way learning is gonna be totally effective for you We're also gonna be learning blues basics. I'm gonna be showing you the basics of solo Way I'm gonna be teaching you how to re tablet Cher's I'm gonna be teaching you all about different guitars And the year that goes along with the guitars, different strings, K pose, slides, all that good stuff. So this master class is really going to give you everything that you're gonna need to know in order to really make serious progress and have a lot of fun on the guitar. Okay, The course also comes with a 42 page, um, court book. So that way, everything I teach you is going to be in one place. So you're going to be able to download that chord book and really have a beautiful place. You can always come to Teoh, find what you're looking for and to make that fast progress with ease. So I really have a lot of experience teaching online and also with riel one on one students I teach. Um, I've taught thousands of hours one on one, so far as well. So I'm a very experienced teacher, and I'm very, very confident that this course is exactly what you need to make that progress. That you, um, so badly, um, have been wanting to make so without resisting, join this course, and I'm sure you will not regret it. Feel free to contact me any time within the course. I'm also always here to help you out. All right. My name's Henry Olsen. I can't wait to help you reach the next step in your guitar journey. All right. See, on the inside. Take it easy by 2. Learn about "guitar language": All right. So welcome to this lesson in this lesson. I'm gonna be teaching you just the basic language that you're gonna need to know when learning the guitar. So let's just get right into it, then you're going to see this is gonna make a lot of sense in upcoming lessons. So the first thing that we need to know is that these here are the frets. So this is the first fret, the second fret. Third fret and so on. So the first fret ends as soon as I passed this little fret pin here, you see that? So as soon as I pass it, I'm on to the second front. All right, so that's probably pretty logical for you, but just in case, I have to explain these things. So the 1st 1st 2nd for it, Third for and so on, then you see, we have the strings. Now, of course, that's very obvious. But when you have to know about the strings is that we count them in a certain way. So it's a little bit counterintuitive, as are a couple of things on the guitar. It's not as easy as the piano. It's not, is beautifully laid out and just logical to understand, but without getting into that. So what you need to know is that we count the strings on the guitar from the bottom up, So that means this is gonna be the first string. This is gonna be the second string, Third string, fourth string, 5th 6th Okay, So normally, the kind of intuitive thing would be to count. This one is the 1st 1 And I have a lot of students that kind of struggle without at the beginning. So you're gonna have to kind of really turn a force yourself to count from the bottom up. Okay? And the reason that's important is that if I tell you, put your finger on the third string, you're gonna have to know that I'm talking about this string and not this strength. Because we were coming from here, it would be 123 Now, on the guitar, that is the 1 to 3/4 string. OK, so that's just something that you're gonna have to put to memory. And, um, just know that that is just how the language about the guitar works. Okay, so one more thing that I have to teach you is your fingers. So this is your first finger number one. This is your second finger number two. Number three, Number four. That is important because in the court charts that we're gonna be learning. And also, if I ever tell you, put your first finger on the third fret first string, you're gonna take your first finger, you're gonna put it on the third string and on the first fret. Okay, so you're gonna have to know that this is your first fret that this is your third string and that this is your first finger. And I hope that's not confusing you. Maybe rewatch this one time if it's too much information at once. But that's about it for now. So this is just kind of the basic language that we use when we're talking about the guitar . Um, and it's also what you will always see in court charts. So any time you see the number three, um, it means that you're using your ring finger. If you see the number four museums in your pinky and I'm gonna be explaining that in more detail in upcoming lessons as well, of course. Okay, so Now you understand kind of the basic language that we use when we talk about the guitar . Let's move on now and apply what we learned to our first court. All right, See, in the next lesson. Thanks for joining me. See there. Bye bye. 3. How to tune the guitar: all right. So before we can do anything on the guitar, of course, we have to get into tune. So under explained to you how to get a tune and what to look for when you're buying a tuner . So, first of all, let's talk about the right to know to get, um, and what to kind of look for just the basics. So there's really two possibilities in my mind. The 1st 1 is the most simple, the cheapest kind of the easiest one, but not the best one. So that is your cell phone, so you can just go to your APP store type in guitar tuner, and you will find a free guitar tuner that you can download on your phone and used to tune . Now that does work well, but it's not as accurate as a clip on tuner, which is my favorite thing to use. So why do I like the clip on tuner? Well, there's a couple of reasons. The 1st 1 is it's much more accurate, and the second reason is that once I clip it on to my guitar, what it does is actually senses the vibration directly from the instrument and tells me what no is being played. The cell phone relies on a microphone, so that means if you're somewhere where there's Children running around or if your husband or wife starts to yell at you because you're not doing your chores or whatever reason, um, you will pick up that noise and you won't be able to tune. Okay, so with the clip on tuner, no matter what's going on around you, you will always be able to tune since it's picking up the vibrations. Okay, so I highly recommend getting one of these clip on tuners. This is a core clip on tuner. Andi, I recommend Cork just because it's what I have experience with. So they make good tuners. It always works. I love it. OK, ok, so now let's talk about literally getting your guitar into tune. So there's a couple of things that you're gonna have to kind of look out for. Um, the first thing is, of course, what notes you are gonna be tuning your tuning pigs, too. And what I want to do now is give you this little riddle so you'll have an easy time remembering it. Okay, so it goes like this. Um, elephants and donkeys grow big ears. OK, so l offense and donkeys grow big ears. All right, So what I want you to do now is just kind of visualize that just for a second, just so it can kind of really stick as a visual image in your head because you won't forget it. So just try to plant that visual image of elephants and donkeys with big ears, and you'll always remember. Okay, so one more time elephants and donkeys grow big ears. Okay, So that means that we're gonna be tuning the sixth string to the note e the fifth string to the note. A the fourth string to the note, G. Um, sorry, D c. Even I'm getting confused here. E a d g b e. Okay. Elephants and donkeys grow big years. All right. OK, so, um, that's about that for as far as what? No, you're gonna be tuning to the next thing that you're gonna have to kind of know is what direction? To turn the tuning pegs in order to either raise or lower the pitch of the note. Okay. And there's easy way to remember that. So what I like to tell my students. Is that from your perspective? So from the where you sit when you're looking at the pegs, the top ones, if you turn them counterclockwise, you're raising the pitch. Okay, so the top ones, if you turn counterclockwise, you're raising the pitch and the bottom ones. If you turn counterclockwise, you're lowering the pitch. Okay, so just kind of trying to remember like that, and most of all, just play around with it a little bit. Twist them. Listen to see what's happening with the tone with the tonal difference. Just get a feeling for whether you're raising the notes or lowering them. OK, so one more time, top ones counterclockwise, you're raising them, and in the bottom counterclockwise, you are lowing them, lowering them. Okay. All right. So, um, let's now get into the close up. And what I'm going to show you is exactly how to use a to honor to tune your guitar. Okay, so I'm gonna have my guitar slightly out of tune, and we're going to be tuning it together. Our I'll see you in the close up Injustice. I see there. Bye bye. All right. So welcome to the close up. So, as I said, we're going to be doing elephants and donkeys grow big ears. So e a D g b. I'm starting off on my e now. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna play the note and you can hear I'm letting the no ring. I'm not stopping it from ringing, Okay? Some playing the note, letting it ring, and now I can see that it's low. So what I want is for that little arrow there to go up to the middle. Okay? And you can see it's lower than the middle. So that means I'm going to turn counterclockwise while the notes ringing. And slowly you're not going to major turning. Just gonna be a stew. A slow, um, turn just kind of with feeling okay. And now, you see, I went a little bit too high, so I'm gonna go down just a little bit, and now you can see is stopping in the middle. So that is perfect. One other thing that I want to point out here is that now you can see I have the note e There's nothing in front of the ER behind it. Let me just show you this really quickly. So now you see there's a e with a little be sign after it. And that sign that little bee after the e means that it's a flattened e. So that means it's lower than the note e. And I don't want that. Okay, So any time you see the note that you're trying to tune Teoh and a little sign either, um, in front of your behind it it's not the note you want. You want the pure one. Okay, so I'm gonna go up now. I turned the wrong one. Go up. OK, now, you see that little notes gone. And now I have a pure e. Okay, let's do our, um OK, now you can see there's a b with that little be there. OK, so a B, that means I'm too high. OK, so I need to go from be down to a So I'm just gonna go down, and now you can see the a appears and and I'm gonna go down a little bit more and now we are in the middle. Okay, let's do d You can see the no d is here, but I'm still low so I'm going toe Go upwards with it. Okay, g a little bit low. We're gonna go up. Let me just show you what happens if you go over the G. C. That little sign now that means we have a g sharp. So that means we're 1/2 step above G, and we have to go down. So with the e sign, we had e with a little bee and the bee means that it's flat, that it's lower and that we have to go higher on here with the G. You see this other sign here? And that means that were too high. So we have to go lower. Okay, So I'm gonna go down turning the wrong one. Hard to talk him tuned and think about these things the same. So I'm at the D now on the G sharp. We're gonna go down to the G C that now have pure ghee. Be next, See Nice in the middle of in the last one is you can see it's a little bit high. We're gonna go down, okay? And I'm just gonna retest it one last time. So I don't play the east drink low e string perfect. A string perfect D string Perfect G B e. And you can see there's no Sharps or no flats. So that's exactly what we're going for. Okay, so I really hope that this makes sense and that you're able to get your guitar into tune using this video. All right, let's move on to the next lesson. Now, where I'm gonna be showing you, um, all kinds of different cool things. All right, See you there by 4. Your first chord "E major": All right, So let's learn our first chord now. Now, the first core that we're gonna be learning is called the e major chord. And I will put it right here so that you can see exactly what friend Amman which finger is on which fret and in which strength. Okay, so again, this is my first finger, my second finger and my third finger. Um, And what we're gonna do is we're going to start off by taking our first finger and putting it on the third string. First fret. Okay, So before we finished building the e major court, I just want to tell you how to fret the frets properly first. So you never want to have your finger all the way in the back of the front like that. You always wanna have it either in the middle, at least in the middle or as close to the front as possible. And the reason for that is that you won't need as much pressure to get the note out of the guitar as if you would need if you were back here, you can see I'm not getting a clear sound. Okay? The further forward I go. The clearer the sound becomes okay. Another thing that I want you to kind of play with a little bit is using your finger. And first of all, not applying pressure. But then slowly start to apply some pressure until the note starts to ring. And that way, your training your fingers to know how much pressure they need to get the note out of instrument. Okay. Ah, lot of beginner guitarists will clamp down as if their life was depending on it. And they're simply using much, much more strength. And they actually need to get the note. Okay, So what I want you to do is kind of just play with it a little bit and see where that sweet spot is. Okay. All right. So let's continue building r e Major chord now. So we already put our first finger on the first fret Third string. Now we're gonna take our second finger, are middle finger and put it on the fifth string. Second fret. Okay, then we're gonna take our last finger, which is a ring finger, and put its on the second fret fourth string again. I'm counting from the bottom up. Okay, we learn this. Remember that. And in this case, we're going to be playing all six strings. Okay, Um, with our next chord, which is gonna be a major were only only playing five strength and I explained to you how you're gonna know how many strings to play. Okay, so let's just focus on E. Major now and then I'll show you that on the A major so you can see I'm playing all six strings and I'm holding down all of the notes. So a couple things are gonna happen when you try to do this at home, OK, the first thing is that you might be getting this kind of a sound kind of buzzy sound, and that means that you're not applying enough pressure. Okay, so we talked about this. You're gonna have to apply a little bit more pressure to turn this sound into this. Sounds OK. The other thing that's surely gonna happen to you as a total beginner is that as you play on these notes, the skin from this finger. So let's say I'm trying to get this note. The skin from this finger will most the time automatically touch this string and that's gonna mute it out. Okay, so our big challenge now is to really use our fingertips so you don't want to hold the strings like this. You want to really use the tips of your fingers and really try to keep them straight. Okay. So that you avoid touching the string under your finger. OK, so with e major chord, the major kind of dangers are either with your first finger, you're gonna be touching the second string or with your ring finger. You're gonna be touching the third string. Okay, so that means you're gonna hit a chord and the notes just aren't gonna ring. OK, so this is what I want you to dio take your thumb and just gently play each note as a single knows. Okay. Nice and slowly, nice and gently. And that way, you're gonna be able to identify exactly which notes aren't ringing and which fingers are kind of the problematic fingers. Okay, So play the notes as a single note, nice and slowly, and one more really, really important thing here is that I don't want you to get frustrated or stressed out when these problems that I describe start to happen to you because these air typical beginner problems that every beginner goes through without exception. Okay, So don't be yourself up if the notes are all ringing perfectly or if it's just not working perfectly. It's a process that lasts a couple of months at the beginning until everything really starts to roll nicely and flow nicely. So don't beat yourself up. One more really important tip would be to, um, if you can practice daily, even if it's for 10 minutes. So if it's 10 20 minutes, that's great. Anything that's over that is even better. Okay, so, um, if you can practice daily and what that's gonna do is just train your muscle memory and your fingers will really start to remember the form that they need to take to be able to grab and play these chords with these. Okay, All right, so that's our first chord, E major chord. And once you've done the tests and strum them one by one, then you can start and what I'm doing, I'm using my thumb. I'm just gently stroking the strings with my thumb. Now I know what you're probably asking. You're probably thinking, Well, when do I start using a pick, or how do I strum the strings properly? Because I always get that question. Don't worry about that. For now, All we're focusing on now is just getting clean nodes and using the skin on our fingers on the right hand to kind of really feel what's happening and feel which notes are ringing in , which aren't. Okay. Okay, So in the, um, next lesson, I'm gonna be showing you two more records, and then we're going to start to kind of do our first, um, little court exercises, All right? And that's going to really get you playing very quickly. Okay, I'll see you the next lesson. Play with the e major chord, you know, and just experiment with getting nice and clear notes out of your guitar. All right. I'll see you the next list and see their take it easy by 5. More chords D,E,A,E: All right. So how are you doing with that E major court? Is it? Is it working for you? Can you get the notes to clearly sound and ring out? I really hope so. All right. So let's move on to a major now. So for a major, what we're gonna be doing is we're taking our pinky for the second string, a ring finger for the third string and our middle finger for the fourth string. And it's all on the second. Fret now, in some music books, you might see it like this with your third finger here. Your middle finger here in your first finger here. Okay. And that's how I originally learned it as well. But I noticed that none of my favorite guitar players ever held it like that. And it took up so much space. So I recommend for you to do and how I'm going to teach you. And how I did all my students is to play a major like this. OK, so you can see it over here. Um, and what we have to know now about a major chord is that we're not playing with sixth string. OK, so if you look at the box here, you'll see a little Red X on the sixth string. And that's how you'll know in the court books and in my court book, which strings you don't play. Okay, so with E Major, Before, when we learned it, there were no exes. And that means that we play all six strings. And now that we're on a major, since there's X, it means that we're only going to be playing five strings. So now our fifth string is gonna be our lowest note ring. Okay, Okay. So now again, we're gonna be doing the same thing as we did with E. Major. We're just going to be slowly with her thumb, playing the notes and trying to identify which notes a ring in which art. So one other thing that you can see here now is that my middle finger clearly cannot be as close to the front as I would kind of like it to be, since there just isn't enough space. So there will be times like that when you're simply not going to be able. Teoh kind of come as close as you'd like to to the to the fret all right. So don't worry about that. You might have to use a little bit more pressure with your middle finger. And that's a string that you might hear. Kind of making a buzzy sounds. OK, so you're gonna have to apply a little bit more pressure. Teoh, get rid of that buzzing sound. And again, with your pinkie here, you might be touching the first string. So those are kind of the things you're gonna have to look out for. All right? So, again, don't be frustrated. Take your time. Slowly. Use your thumb to strong them, and everything will work out just fine. Okay, so now that you know a major and you know e major, our very first kind of big assignment is going to be just playing between those two hordes . Okay, Okay, on. That's gonna be your biggest challenge now, as a beginner to switch from one chord to another chord fast enough so that there isn't this huge gap of silence. Okay, so once you've done that, you are playing the guitar. Okay, so for now, I just want you to practice between E major and a major a little bit on. Then I'm going to give you one more cord. Um, and then we're gonna be doing an assignment where you're gonna be playing between the three of them. Okay, so let's move on now to D major. So what I wanted to do now is practice eat a a little bit, okay? Stop the video. Practice it on. Now let's learn the D major court as well. Okay, so the D major court looks like this. We're gonna be putting our middle finger on the second fret first string. We're gonna putting our third finger on the second string. Third fret, and we're putting our first finger on the third string. Second fret and they were playing on Lee the fourth string. So you can see now we have two x is all right. And that means that we're gonna be only playing four strings for this court. Okay, so D Major is the hardest court from these 1st 3 chords that I've given you so far. Okay, So really, this is one that will definitely take you some time toe learn. Okay. So please give yourself time. It will take a couple of weeks, Okay? Until you feel comfortable with this but know that if you stick with and you don't give up in a couple of weeks, you will be able to play these chords and they will sound really nice. Okay, So trying to stick to that 20 minute daily practice schedule and you will definitely, um, start to be able to switch between these courts with not with ease, but it will start Teoh happen for you. Okay. Okay. So the first exercise that I gave you was going from E major to a right. And now what? I want you to practice once that feels good, is going from D major to a major. So we're just gonna be going d to a Okay, de to a 234 And I'm doing four little gentle strums on each chord. Alright, That Okay. All right. So now let's kind of put all of this together, and then I'm gonna give you a different exercise. That's gonna kind of, um, help your practice be a little bit more balance. So you have not just courts to practice but some kind of melodic fun things as well. The artist can hard for for you now, is it beginning? OK, So we learned e t a way learned d t a. And now your final assignment Once you once you feel good switching between e t a and d t a . And again, you're gonna have to give yourself time. Um, the final assignment now is going d 234 to a to three 42 e 234 to a 234 So we're doing D four times a four times e four time terms and then back to a four times. Okay, So once you're able to do that, you will really be quite advanced on your beginner guitar journey. Okay? There's just a couple more chords you're gonna have to learn, and then you're literally gonna be able to play thousands of songs. Okay, that's my promise to you. Okay, So, just to recap quickly and then we're gonna learn something fun and more easy. Um, first of all, practice going from E major to a major, then practice going from D major to a major and then practice going from D major. A major e major to a major. Okay. All right. Okay. So that's what I want you to slowly practice. Give yourself time, Um, and it will happen for you. So now, in the next lesson, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna teach you this. Just so you have something nice and easy and fun to practice. So you're not just banging out these cords the whole time, Okay, so let's get into the next lesson now where I'm gonna be showing you how to play that. All right, I'll see you there. Thanks for checking this. Listen out. And good luck. If you have any questions ever, don't be shy. Feel free to contact me, and I will get back to you. All right. So please, um I am your teacher and I am here to support you, so don't be shy. I'm here for you. I see you in the next less see there. Bye bye. 6. Smoke on the water style : All right. So how are you doing so far? Have you been enjoying the course? I hope that you have. And I hope that all of this is starting to not just make sense for you, but that you're really starting. Teoh experience success. So I just have a quick favor. If you have a second time, could you just rate this course and let other people know if it's helpful for you? Just in what ways It's been helping you and benefiting you, that would help me out a lot. Okay, so thank you for that. Let's get into the lesson now. So as I told you in the last lesson, we practiced E major, a major d major to a major than we went from D to eight. E two a. Right. Remember that. I hope you've been practicing that, and I hope that it's been really starting to flow for you. So in this lesson, what I want to do is show you something simple that you can do, um, as a kind of alternative practice. So they're not just bang out these cores the whole time. And so you have kind of a quick success experience All right, So we're gonna be learning this in terms a little bit buzzy. That's because the actions really nice and low. All right, so it's gonna go like this. So we're gonna be using our first finger, and we're going to be playing the sixth string on Lee at this point. OK, So I'm gonna be telling you numbers. And when I say a number, it means the front that you're gonna be putting your finger on. Okay. So if I say three, I mean the third fret if I say five, I mean the fifth threat. If I say zero, I mean, you're gonna play the open string with no finger on it. So now I just play the sixth string without finger on it. Okay, so it's gonna go like this. I'm gonna go really slowly so that you have an easy time following along. So we're gonna be playing 035 0365 03530 OK, one more time. Really slow. 035 0365 03530 OK, a little bit up to tempo just so you can see how it'll sound once you practice it a little bit. So 350365 03530234035036503530 Okay, so that's your first kind of little melody that you can play around with just to give you a break from all of those chords. So I'm gonna give you one more now. Um, just so you have kind of two different things to play around with that air simple and yet sound pretty cool, Okay. And that people recognize right? So you can play and they'll say, Oh, I know that. So the next one again is gonna be on the sixth string, and we're gonna be playing 77 10 7 532 All right, let me just give it a little bit of groove now so you can see how it sounds with a little bit of groups. So 77 10 753 to send 7 10 7532 Ok, okay. My guitarist buzzing quite a bit. Anyway, So, um, those are your to kind of really fun things that you can practice now in between playing those courts All right. So what we're gonna be doing now in the coming up lessons is I'm going to be showing you a couple of new chords. Then we're gonna be practicing those cords up, and then slowly, we're going to get into some cool song chord progressions that you can use to play songs. And, of course, I'm going to be explaining you had to play. Songs were gonna be adding in different strumming patterns. So it's all about to really become mawr practical and kind of, um, kind of a little bit more song orientated. All right, so I hope that you enjoyed this short fund little lesson, and I will see you in the next lesson. See there to give easy by 7. More new chords G,D,G,D: All right. So I hope that that last lesson that I gave you is fun to play. And I also hope that you're really making improvements with your e major chord with a major and with your d major. So now I'm going to give you another new chord called G Major. And we're gonna be practicing that one with D Major in this next exercise. Okay, so the G major goes like this. I'm gonna be taking my pinky and putting it on the first string. Third fret. I'm gonna be taking my ring finger putting it on the second string. Third fret. They're taking my first finger putting it on the fifth string Second fret and my middle finger on the sixth string third fret. And with the G major, the beautiful thing with G is that again we can play all six cores Now. G. Major was my very, very favorite cord as a beginner, and I still just love the sound of playing that open G. It's probably the most beautiful open court for beginners. A little bit more tricky than the E major in the d major. But you will see that after practicing a little bit. You will surely get it quite quickly. OK, so what we're gonna be practicing in this next lesson here is going from G major to D major . Okay, on what I want you to notice here is that this finger, my ring finger is acting as anchor. So you see that I don't have to move that finger when I go from a D to a G. It's just anchoring here like that. Okay, so at the beginning, it might be hard for you to leave this finger down on the second string. Third fret, But in time, it will really start toe to stay there. So don't give yourself a hard time if when you're trying to go from the G major court to the d major chord and this this finger doesn't stay down his anchor if it just naturally wants Teoh, get up in the air. I know a lot of my students that happens to them, so that's also totally normal. But I want to kind of plant that seed in your mind now that, um, in time you want to use this finger as anchor and it's gonna allow you to, um, switch more fluidly and kind of more accurately that way. Okay. Okay. So all you're gonna do now in this exercise and maybe for the today or maybe the next couple of days, as you practice is just played. G major, two d major. OK, G major, too d major on. And again. Don't stop practicing d t a t eat A as we already did in the previous lesson. Okay, so this is just an additional exercise that we are going to be working on now. Okay? And also, in between your practice sessions, don't be afraid to play some of these kind of funny things. Fun things, so that you kind of have it a little bit balanced out. Okay. All right. So in the next lesson, I'm gonna be showing you another couple of chords, a couple of exercises. And once you've mastered these exercises, you will really, really, really be on your way to playing literally thousands and thousands of songs. Okay, I promise you. So just stick with me. Be brave and tough now for the next couple of days, maybe week or two. If you practice every day and this stuff will really start Teoh have a huge impact on your playing. Okay. All right. So let's get into the next lesson now, and I'm gonna be showing you some more new chords. And again, don't forget to practice, G Major. It's a d major. Alright. Plus what we've already done up till this point. All right? I'll see you next licensee there. 8. More new chords AM,C,Am,C: All right. So how are you doing so far? Let me know. Don't be shy. You can contact me. You could write me a message, and I would love to hear from you again. If you're enjoying this course, a review would really help me. Ah, lot. It only take you two seconds to write a quick review. Just so other people know that they can really learn the guitar in this course. All right. Thanks so much. Let's get right into it. So we've done our D to a tete a. We've done a G to D, and now it's time to learn a minor. Our first minor chord. You can see it sounds much more sad than a major. See that? And let me just explain that really quickly to you. A major court is always gonna sound happy. So, major, kind of like the sun's coming out. Then minor Now it's really starting to rain. Okay, Major. Minor. Okay, so maybe try to remember like that. Major is happy, Cheerful Minor is sad. Kind of like depressing. And there are times when you can put minor chords in there to make them sound happy as well . But we're not gonna get that out. OK, so a minor We're gonna be putting our first finger on the second string. First fret we're gonna be putting our third finger a ring finger on the second fret third string and our middle finger on the fourth string. Second fret. And again, with a minor, we're only gonna be playing five strings. OK, ok, so that's our court for this lesson. The 1st 1 and the 2nd 1 is going to be what's called a C major corn. Okay, so the really really, really beautiful thing about C Major is that all we have to dio when we're going from a minor to see Major is just move this one finger back and forth, OK? A minor C major. See that? A minor c major on again. Up to this point, I'm Onley using my thumb to strum just to keep things simple and so that you really focus on learning those cords for now, Don't worry, we're gonna be getting into strumming. We're gonna be putting a lot of salt and pepper in tow into the whole mix here. But for now, I really just want you to focus on your cords and switching between courts. Okay, so practice that a little then and then you are really, really on your way to start playing lots of songs. So in the next lesson, what we're gonna be doing is, um I'm gonna be showing you your first strumming pattern that we're gonna be using. And we're gonna start off with easy chords with easy progressions, and then we're going to kind of build up from there. Okay, So I was there, said Strumming is coming. Don't worry about it. Okay, So practice your a minor to your C major on. Then we will get into, um, some more fun stuff. All right, I'll see you in the next lesson. Thanks for checking this one out by 9. 8&9First strumming pattern: alright, He's still working to this next lesson. So what we're gonna be doing now is I'm gonna be starting to do some strumming with you, so we're going to be using this strong pattern. So I'm holding an E major right now and I'm just going to use my thumb to strum for now, okay? And all I'm gonna do is for a down sh OK, I'm just gonna gently stroked the string for upstroke. I'm just gonna gently move upwards and generally just stroke the string with skin on my thumb. Okay, so we're not doing anything complicated. Don't overthink it. Just use the skin on the thumb to strum So first of all right now, what I want you to do is exactly that. Just grab e major court, take your thumb and just do it down up movement, Okay? Just see your right hand gets used to doing up strokes and not just down strokes. Okay, again, I'm holding the e major chord. All right, So the strong pattern once you have a nice feeling for just doing down, up, down, up is gonna go like this again. I'm holding the e major chord. We're gonna be going down Down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down So four times down than up 1234512345 Again that five upstroke So down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, down, down Okay, And now the challenge here And we're going to see if you did your homework Now the moment of truth is coming So we're going from E Major Teoh A major. Okay, don't get scared. So here is a really, really important trick that helped me out so much as a beginner and also, of course, helps my students. So on the last upstroke on that last number five So 12345 on that last five, you can do something really, really cool and it's gonna buy you a lot of time, actually. Call it buying time. So there's the buying time technique. So on that five, where you can do it with your left hand, you can lift it off and strung the string. Do that last upstroke without your left hand being down on the guitar. Okay, the only thing you have to be careful about is with those up strokes not to hit all six strings. Kind of go for the bottom 3 to 4 strings, if you can. Okay? And that will sound really, really good without your left hand on it. So let me just demonstrate that for you really quickly. Now and then I want you to start to slowly try to implement it on your own. So starting on the major chord Down, down, down, down, up See that my left hand is in the air So down, down, down, down, up Now on a major Down, up See that last up? My left hand was already in the air traveling to the e major So let me do it again Down, down, down Down Down, Down, Down Down And again I'm on Lee going from e to a back and forth Okay, so e major down, Down, down, Down A major Down, down, Down on e major Down, down, down A major See that? Okay. On this buying time technique, you can dio on really any key court change So it doesn't matter where they're going from d to G or from a minor to C minor, it will work. Okay, So now that we've done it on e t a let's try to do it on D to a So starting off on a d major Down, down, down, down, up, Down, Down, Down, down, down And I'm over exaggerating now with my left hand Just so you can see how I'm really releasing it e have time So I went to either So down, down, down, Down up, Down, down, Down, down, down, down Okay, All right. So now that you've practiced it with E major to a major and D major to a major, guess what? We're gonna dio Can you guess about you Can We are gonna be going from D Major Teoh A major . Guess it, e Major. Of course. Our third exercise that we did. And now, last but not least, a major. Okay, so d 2345 a to three 45 g 2345 a 234 Down, down, down, down A day. Down, down, down A G Down, down, Down a day. Okay, you can do it. All right. So again, give yourself time. Don't be frustrated if it doesn't sound perfect at the beginning. Just play through it. Always play through any imperfection. It will start toe work. I always tell my students to think of a baby. If you have a baby or you spend time with babies, you know they can't walk perfectly. But that doesn't stop them from falling on their face a 1,000,000 times a day. OK, and you have to have that same baby mentality where it's not working, but you just don't care. You just go straight through it, OK, no matter how it might sound or feel or whatever, just just bulldozer through that and then it will work in time. I promise you that there's a guarantee that if you stick to it and again, daily practice would be great if you can do it on and it will work. Okay, so now let's do that same exercise with G Major going to D. Major. So, are you ready? We're starting off on G and we're going down, down, down, down, up, down! And now again, I'm still leaving that anchor there. So that's my anchor finger. I'm going down, down, down, down, up, down. And if you can do the anchor thing, if this finger just has to jump up in the air when you switch from G to D. Don't worry you. It will still work, so you can go G Down, Down, down, down, up. See, I totally released. Then grab that D o k. G 345 Okay, for me, it's really, really easy at this point. And it will become easy for you to it might even be easy for you now. But if not, don't worry. Take your time. Lift your hand up in the air, then grab that D major. Okay. Okay, so that's G to D. Let's do a minor to see now and then we're gonna end this lesson and move on to another one . Okay, so a minor down down to see now, the cool thing with a minor to see is that you can do that upstroke. And these two fingers stay here. So that's that's really cool. So again, a minor down, down, down, down, Obscene. Down, down, down Came on Down, down, down Obscene Down, down, down A minor Down, down, down. Obscene. Okay. All right. So one little trick that I want to give you give to you now here at the end is that with all the, um, five string chords? Um, what you're gonna want to do is have your thumb over the fret board of the guitar. Okay? And what you can dio is actually always gonna wanna have your thumb kind of up here like this. So not back here. You're gonna have it up here like that. So, um, with the five string chords where we always have a muted out string, where you can do is you can have your thumb just lightly touching the sixth string. You see that? Then what that's going to do is allow me to Even if I accidentally hit the sixth string, it won't ring. See, now it's ringing. If I generally touch it, it's not ring anymore. Okay, So down, down, down, down. And I'm still aiming for only five strings with my right hand's. But again, if you do accidentally hit that sixth string, it's not bad. There's not. It's don't worry about it. And as a, um, just extra security with your thumb if you just gently touch it. Same with C major. If you just generally touch it, it will mute it out with D Major. It's a little bit more tricky because you have the sixth and the fifth string to mute out. So with the d major still touch the sixth string. But, um, you don't need Teoh. Try to get the fifth string as well. Ok, ok. I just wanted to put that out there and again. If you accidentally have the sixth string ringing on those courts where they're not supposed to, it's not that bad. It doesn't sound, Dad. So don't don't give yourself a hard time about that either. Okay? So I hope this is all making sense and you're making progress, and it's feeling good. And, um, yeah, that's about that for now. Let's get into the next lesson. I will see you there. Bye bye. 10. 10 A new strumming pattern: Alrighty. So how are you doing so far? I hope that you are starting to feel more and more comfortable switching through these chords. And also that first strumming pattern I showed you is really starting. Teoh, feel good. So now what we're gonna do in the next couple of lessons is learn a couple more strumming patterns and apply them to simple court progressions. And then what we're gonna be doing is I'm actually going to be walking you through the process of actually learning songs and singing along to them. Okay, But before we do that, I really want you to instead of focusing on songs and have your mental capacity be going towards lyrics and what sing and opening your mouth and playing the whole time, I really want you now. Still, in these beginner beginning beginner phases to really still focus on court changes and strumming between those core changes. Okay, So just so you know the reason why we're not playing songs yet? Because I know a lot of people are anxious to play songs right away and songs air coming. Okay, but I just wanted t kind of say that. So here's another strumming pattern now for you, and it's gonna be going like this we are going to be playing. I'm gonna start off on the, um, e major chord, and we're going to start off by practicing just between e major and a major. Now, I'm not gonna be putting the cords in the screen anymore, because I hope that you kind of remember them by now if you don't again, you have that, pdf with the chords in it. So I hope that you've printed that out by now. And you have them somewhere close by as we practiced. All right, so we're starting off on E. Major. And now what we're gonna be doing is a new strumming pattern again. So this time we're going to be playing this, so it's gonna sound like this. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Now you might be thinking to yourself it's the same as the one that we already learned. But it's not, because now, after that first down, I'm leaving quite a bit of space. I'm going down. Down, down, down, down, down. You see that? Down, Down, down. Okay. Before we were going down, Down, down, down so it's still the same amount of downs three times on one time up. But now we're kind of changing the rhythmical characteristic of the striking patterns. So we are changing the just the vibe and the feeling of the entire thing. OK, um, I'm not gonna get into counting now because I just want you to focus on the audio what you're hearing and not getting into your left brain and analyzing everything. So really, use your ears and try to really listen to how it sounds. So let's do it again. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, So now hopefully you have that strumming pattern, um, working for you. And now guess what? We're gonna deal where you are going to be taking that strumming pattern, and we're gonna be switching from E major to a major back and forth. Okay, So our old exercise that we've already been doing, of course, we're gonna do it again. Now with this strong pattern and again on that last upstroke, as I already taught you weaken by time again. So we're gonna going down, down, down, up on that last up. My left hand is in the air getting ready to get to that. A major record. Okay, so let's do it. Down, down, down, down. I switched to the A e down down a pay down, down He down, down a down, down And again notice how I'm lifting off. See, I'm totally off. See that? Try to play along with me. Of course. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down And again, we're still just using our thumb too strong Just because I want you to have the most simple , easy experience Now that we're learning these new things than once that becomes kind of second nature and it enters your system, it will be much easier than to start playing with a pick or to start doing kind of like using your fingernails to get those notes out. Okay, so just so you know why we're still not using a pick and why we're still just using our thumb. Okay, Okay. So now let's do another one. And this one, of course, is going to be our other old friend D going to a So we're gonna be starting off on D major . Going down, down, down, up to a down down a d Down down a Pay down, down deep down, down a pay See that? And if you need Teoh slow it down a little bit I'll actually slow it down now So starting off on D down, Down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down Teoh Okay, de down Down a down, down D Down, down a thing Down, down, down, down Hey, Okay, So, um, let's do one more, Which is going to be again our old friend G to D All right, then we're gonna move on to another strolling pattern and do the same thing with these same chords. Now, you might be thinking, Why does he keep make me play the same chords over our again? And the reason is that these cords are cords that are used in literally thousands of songs . So once you get these exercises down that we are slowly walking through together without knowing it consciously, you are learning songs. Okay, so right now you're learning songs. It's just you don't know yet, OK, Once we add lyrics and we're gonna add lyrics, you will see. Oh, my God. actually been playing songs the whole time. Um but I just don't want you thinking about that yet. I just want to keep your your mental capacity just like a computer. It only has so much that it can focus on. I want you for now, to be focusing just on simple things, and then you're gonna all of a sudden see Oh, my God, He's been putting these little puzzles together, and then you're going to see the big picture all of the sudden. Okay, so just stick with me, know that we're doing a process here, and I'm slowly just adding a little puzzle pieces for you. Then it's going to just make sense. Okay, so, G major going to D Um, Okay, let's do it so down, down, down, up D down, down G Down, down a d down, down G Down, down a Deep down, down G C that g Down, down, down, down G Down, Down. Okay. And now a good thing to do would also be a minor to see. Let's just do that together quickly to all right. So starting off on a minor. Down, down, down. Upsy down, down. Pay monitor. Down down obscene Down, down a minor. Down, down, down, down. A minor. Okay, okay. So I hope that these exercises are starting to really flow for you and that they're starting to really become more and more automatic. And the as we add the strumming patterns, you're able to switch fast enough and, um, make the necessary changes on time, okay? And that it's not feeling too frustrating for you. OK, so now let's get into the next lesson where we're gonna be learning a new strolling pattern and using some of the same chords and we might be mixing it up a little bit now. Just so you do slightly different combinations as well. Okay, I'll see in the next lesson. See there by 11. 11 DDUUDU strumming: All right. So how have you been doing so far? Let me know. I would love to hear from you. Also, If you've been enjoying this course, I'll ask you one last time. I'd love it if you could take two seconds to leave a quick review. Just so the other people in search of learning the guitar know that they will learn in this course. And hopefully that's what's been happening to you. Okay, so let's get into it now. What we're gonna be doing now is our first strumming pattern that has to ups in a row. So until now, we've only been doing one up. Then we've been going back to our downs. But now we're gonna have to ups in a row. And that can be a little bit challenging if you've never done it before. And I guess you haven't since you started this course. So let's get right into it. I'm gonna break it down for you really slowly again. We're only gonna be using our thumb just so it all just flows more easily. So starting off just on E. Major now and we're gonna be going down, down, up. See that? So It's down, down, up. Um and then we're gonna end it off with down. Okay, So really, slowly down, Down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. And what you can also do is take your left hand and just gently place it on top of the strings without applying pressure. So I'm literally taking my hand and I'm just touching the strings so that they can't ring. Okay, We want them to be muted. It's not like normally when we wanna have the notes ringing, it's the opposite now. So now we're trying to mute them, and that's just going to allow us to Teoh here that pure strumming sound without needing Teoh have our left hand kind of being pain here while we're practicing it. Okay, so just take your left hand, place it on the strings, and we're gonna be doing it again together. So starting off on a down stroke. Down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, up, down, down, up, up Now Just really listen to it. You can hear Are the up strokes sound different than the down strokes? You hear that? Down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. Okay, so now we're gonna be applying this to our first of all, very simple chord progressions, and then we're gonna be making the chord progressions a little bit more interesting. So we're just gonna be doing our e major to a major for now. Okay? Alright, let's try to do it. So starting off on E major down, down, up, up, down Bled to times to a major down, up to times back to e Down, up, up, down And again on that last up, my left hand is in the air moving to the next court. So really, slowly down, Down, up, down, up See that? Okay. Except we're gonna be playing it two times and not once. So starting off again on E Major. We're going to be playing that same pattern twice before we switch courts. Okay. Are you ready? Okay, let's do it. Starting off on the major. Down, down, up to times Down, down, up, up, Down A major Down, up, down, up, Down, Down, back, Teoh, Down, down, up, up, Down a Down, down, Down, Down To e Down, up, up down back today. Down, up, up, down, down, down, down E way to a Even though I missed a little bit after so many years. OK, so how does that feel so far? If it's still a little bit tricky for you, Teoh, even get that storing pattern going. Don't be frustrated. Give yourself a day or two or three years, Llamas you need just keep coming back to it. And again if the strumming powder is still hard with those two ups in a row, some people really struggle. So don't give yourself a hard time practicing again with your left hand just holding down the strings so that you don't first of all have pain in your fingers and again, second of all, so that you can really just have your mental focus be going towards your right hand. Okay, so you're really just focusing now on the down, Down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. And this is a showing pattern that works really on so so so many songs, and you will you'll see that we're gonna be learning songs. So you're gonna be seeing that as well. So again, now we're gonna do d major to a major. All right, You ready? Let's do it. Down, down, up, up, Down, Down, down, Up to the A Down, down, up Two times, Two times each Deep down, up, up, down, down, down, up, Up to the day again I'm releasing my fingers on that last upstroke buying me time We're always always doing that. Okay? Don't forget that. We're always doing that. Okay, so I just want to say that just to make sure. Okay? So D major down, down, up, up, down, down, down, Up, Up, Down A major booth deed Down, up, down A deed Down, up, down, up A Down, up, up, down. Okay, D down, up, up, down. Okay, All right. So now let's try to do it with the deity to the A to the e to the A. So now we're gonna twist it up a little bit, and I'm only gonna be playing it once on each court. So we're gonna be playing the down, down, up, up, down, up on each chord, Onley once instead of twice. And this is just to get your brain kind of used to different combinations, cause that's exactly what's gonna happen once we start to learn songs. Okay? So just give yourself time. If it doesn't work the first time, don't give up. It will work if you've come this far. Right? Okay. Starting off on D major Going to a major. Going to E major. Going to a major. Okay, Alright. Starting off in the d down, down, up, up, Down, up A Down, up, up, down He down, up, up, down A Down, up, up, down A D Down, up, up, down A Down, up, up, down A p Really Listen to how that sounds Way with a down, up, down beat. Down, up, down, up A Down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, Down. Okay, One more time. Way. All right, so now, um, I don't have to bother you with this 11 last time. G major, two d. OK, starting off with the G. And now again, we're gonna play it twice, So we're gonna be doing two times G two times a All right, so starting off on G major. Down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, Down A deed down, Up, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down a G down, up, up, down with deed Down, up, down. Back to G with G. Sorry, I will soothe. Okay, so now let me give you one last cool chord progression that we haven't done yet. And the same exact combination is going to occur in a song that we're gonna be learning pretty soon, which is stand by me. Okay, so now we're gonna be playing G major e minor. So I know we haven't played e minor yet, but don't freak out. You already? Basically. No, it So all e minor is is the e major chord without my first finger. So all you have to do is play your e major chord or think of your e major chord without this finger, and that's a e minor way. Play all six strings. Okay, so we're gonna be going G down, down, up, up, down, up to e minor. Really nice and slow. Down, down, up, up, down, Up To see Major. Remember, we've been practicing that one from a minor to see. Now we're going from e minor to see a really good and important exercise. Um, down, down, up, up, down, up and ending. It on the D. Okay, so now what you can see is that for the first time, we went from C major to D, so it's kind of a new combination that you haven't done yet. And it's good that is that way, because now you're gonna have a reason to practice it. And again, these combinations happen in thousands and thousands of songs. So once you've master these exercises, you will be ready to play just tons of songs. Okay? Just trust me and just do the work, and you'll it will pay off. Okay, so just one more time to recap E G Major Zehra G major to E minor to see Major, two D. Okay, starting off on G. And we're gonna play the down, down, up, up, down, up. One time on each court. All right, you ready? Let's do it. G major, down, down, down! E Minor to see Down, up, up, down A D down, up, up, down, Gene Down of Donna. Be minor Down, up, up, Down On C d A couple more times, G Down, up, down E minor. Down, up, down, up. See two d with Okay. So again, if I'm going too fast. Just pause this play that same core progression on your own with the temple that feels comfortable for you again. Don't be afraid of. It's not all sounding perfect. Just keep playing. Keep playing, Keep playing. Keep practicing. Um and it will Will. Will will start to work and click for you. Just trust me and trust the process. Okay, so that concludes this pretty long lesson. Go through a couple of times, maybe for a whole week. Just watch this one lesson and play with it and keep practising these, um, court progressions. And with this strolling pattern with the ones we've already learned before and you will very, very soon be ready to play songs. And as I said, we're going to be learning songs pretty soon. All right, I'll see you in the next lesson. Thank you for being here for this one. See later. Have a great time practicing. And don't be shy it to ask questions anytime. All right. See you later, Bilott. 12. 12 3 little birds simple strumming: Alrighty. So how are you doing so far? Let me know. I'd love to hear from you. So what we're gonna be doing now is learning our first song. So now you can play quite a few chords, you know, a couple of strumming patterns. Hopefully you've been switched through those cords pretty well. Hopefully, you're feeling pretty comfortable with switching through chords. And now it's song time. So I'm gonna be walking through your first song. Now we're gonna have it on screen so that you'll be able to follow along really nicely easily. So the song that we're gonna be learning only has three chords. And again, those are three favorite cords that we already learned. And hopefully, you know really well, um, a major e major and D major. Okay, so the first time around, I'm gonna be showing you how to just play this song using really simple, um, storming. And then I'm going to be teaching the same song, and we're going to be adding in just a little bit more pepper into that strumming. Okay, so let's get started now on a major. And if you take a look at the text here, you'll see, It says don't worry, then that word worry has a over it. So if you ever see the A over a, um, word, it means a major. If it were to say a and then have a small M after it, it would be referring to a minor which we also already learned. But in this case, and in this song, we're only playing major chords. So that's why I only says a capital a capital D or capital e throughout the sheet music here. So again, I'm starting off on the cord a major, and we're going Don't worry 23 about a major thing three cause every little thing you see that on every goes to a D is gonna be all a C that on this is how songs work. Okay, It's really important now, at the beginning for you to when you're learning songs really try to sing along. I'm not a good singer either, but just in the act of singing is gonna help you, um, fine showing patterns that work and get a good feeling for for the song. Okay, so I highly, highly encourage you to try to sing along. Okay? Okay. So let's start over again And please forgive my singing. I'm also a terrible singer, but I'm just singing to help guide you through the song. Okay, so again we're all going to be doing down strokes and we're gonna go Don't worry about AIDS or playing again because D little thing is gonna be a A to three singing Don't A about a because d is gonna be a a try to play along with me Rise up this a smile with e Some three little D birds perched by my a singing sweet songs melodies e saying D This is my message to a singing Don't A about AIDS were saying a two times now cause every little thing you see went to the D is gonna Beal a singing don't A about a because Dean is gonna be a a All right, So we just played the entire song and you could get away with playing the song like that. Now, in the second part of this lesson, I'm gonna make a separate video for it just so you can switch between the two. Um, you would, um, be able to play a kind of more complex jumping pattern and I'm gonna be teaching that so that one would just so you can hear sound a little bit like this. Don't Down, down, down, down, down, down So that's just gonna make it sound a little bit more groovy. Er, but the same principles are still being applied here. We're always gonna be changing chords directly over the word. So the text word that lets on the paper, that's when you're gonna be switching cords. And if you try to sing along to the song, it will really help you get a feeling for, um, how the song feels and where you should be Changing chords. All right, so I highly, highly recommend listening to the original first of all, so you can get a feeling for how the song sounds and feels and then, um, trying to sing it yourself. Okay, so now we've walked through our favorite our favorite. We walked through our first song, and now it's time to move on. And I'm gonna be showing you the same song, just using a kind of more groovy strumming pattern. All right. I'll see in the next lesson. Played this one a couple of times just to get a feeling for how songs work. Um, you can print it out and then you will be ready for the next lesson. That's coming right now. I see in the next lesson. See you there. Bye bye bye. 13. 13 3 little birds original strumming: All right. So how you doing so far? I hope that you're feeling good, and you're starting to have a good understanding about how songs work. So now we're gonna be using a different strumming pattern just to show you how you could spice things up with different showing patterns a little bit more complex. So this one, um, you will probably not have any problem with it goes like this. Down, down, down. I'm going to count that as one time. Okay, So on the paper here that I have embedded in the video, you'll see the letter a major or d major e major than it always say two times. And with that means is that we're gonna playing that down, down, down, up twice. Okay. So any time you see in this lesson a cord and then it says two times were counting that twice. Okay, So an example would be just to make sure this makes sense. A major down, down, down, down, down, down. I'm so I played it twice. Now. Okay, So what I'm gonna do now is just play the strong pattern a couple of times for you, just to give you some time Teoh to make sure that you've got So starting off on a major Down, down, down, down Try to play with me just to get that strong pattern under your fingers. Okay, Down, down, down, down, down, down. All right, so now what I want to do is walk you through the song. We're gonna play it together and again. Just look at the letters and follow the, um followed the numbers of how many times you gonna keep playing that strong pattern. Okay, so we're starting off where it says don't worry and unworried. We're going to start to do this drum. Okay, so it's gonna be Don't down, down, down two times about it. We're starting off again, down down two times because I d Two times it's gonna be a 82 times singing Don't Starting on egg and two times about again A cause Every little thing is gonna be a down, down, down, down Rise up this morning Downtown town Smile with he down down Three little d down, down Find my a singing sweet songs cm Still a to eat two times saying D down down to you Okay? See that singing? Don't a down down a day out of a town A because Dean, down down a d down, down a day, down, down, down See that thing to worry about a thing because it's every little thing is gonna be Oh, right. OK, so we could either let the song just fade out now or you could just play it again because it was it was sound cool to just play it again, since that it just repeats itself the whole time, more or less the verse and the chorus. Okay, so watch this video a couple of times again. You have the sheet within the video so you can follow along hopefully with these and really try to play along with me printout the pdf since it's attached to the lesson and try toe, sing it and play at home. And what that's going to do is really force you to get a groovy strumming pattern going and sing at the same time. Okay, so let's move on to our next song now. Just so you really start getting a lot of experience with playing songs. All right, I'll see in the next lesson. See there. Bye bye. 14. 14 stand by me: All right. So how have you been doing so far? Let me know. I'd love to hear from you. I really hope that you are able to play your first song now and that it's really starting to click Just the general idea of how songs are played on the guitar. Okay, so in this song, we're gonna be using a strolling pattern that we've already learned. And that one goes like this Down, down, up, up, down. And we're going to counting that as one time. So again on the paper, you're going to see it say two times, two times one time. That's what we're gonna be counting so a couple times just to get you re acquaintance ed with the core progression with showing pattern. I'm sorry. Down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. Okay, so I hope you practice that one. And we're gonna be playing on the G major two times, E minor two times. See, Major, one time d major one time, but that ending it off on the G major two times, then it starts over. Okay, So that court progression is gonna be repeating itself throughout the entire song. all right. And hopefully now it's starting to make sense. What I said before when we were just practicing different progressions without adding songs to them, you actually were learning songs without knowing it. Okay, It's just now we're a little bit more meticulous about how long we're staying on which cord that's it. And now we're also just focusing kind of on singing and the lyrics. Okay, so starting off on G Major, let me walk you through this song now So starting off on G major when the night down, up, up, down has come down up, down, up He minor and land is e mired down up And the sea down up up to the d Onley light Will g down, up, up, down, sir Plane G two times on now were sown in county Down, down, up Be afraid down up No, I e minor Be afraid Just a c down up, Up to the deep Down up Stand by Jean down a darling darling Jean down up by me O e minor Down down up to the sea And then to D and back to G I'm playing that entire verse one more time for you When the G has come you minor And the land is dark And the sea is the only d to g down No, I won't Down, up, down, up, down No, I e minor won't be afraid Just see down up, up, down, up Deep down, up Stand by me and darling, darling g down, up a Buy me Whoa a minor by me O c Down, up, up to the deed Down, up, down, up G Okay. And now, as I said, that core progression keeps repeating itself over and over again. So the coming up versus you could also just keep playing that corporation and try to sing along to it. And that's gonna be a really great exercise for you when it comes to internalizing kind of the court progression. And then without having the letters over the words trying to still sing and play it at the same time. It's a really good exercise. It might be a little bit challenging at the beginning, but once you've internalized that core progression, how many times were going to be staying on which cord? Then you'll find that you will be able to sing along and play with these, it will start to get easy. So what I recommend doing is just play the 1st 1st over and over again, and then you will see you'll start to internalize the showing pattern. You'll start to internalize the court progression, and it will be easy for you to play the other verses as well. Okay, so that was your second song for you. I really, really hope that how to play songs is starting to make sense. Um, and that you're having a lot of fun so far. Okay, thanks for checking out this lesson. I will see you very soon. Um, in the next one. All right. See you there. Bye bye bye. 15. 15 sweet home Alabama: All right, so in this lesson, I'm gonna be teaching you how to play the epic song Sweet Home Alabama. Um, lucky for us, this song Onley uses three chords and those courts are the D major corn. See, major core in the G major chord. Okay, so we're gonna be doing is we're playing D major to strums 12 to the C major 1 to 2. The G major 4234 So g is going to play twice as long as d and C so de de to the c c to the g g g g d d to the c c to the g c that. Okay, so let me kind of show you how I would go about singing along. And then I'm going to show you another strumming pattern that also works on the songs. You can kind of start to see how different storing patterns will work on the same songs. Okay. And it's really important that you also try to just experiment with strumming. It doesn't have to be a robotic thing, and it doesn't always have to be exactly the same. What? You strum OK, so I'm showing you kind of like, um, package strumming patterns. But you can always break out of that and try to do your own thing with it. Okay? It really should be a natural free thing. And not just a robotic down, down, up, up. You know what I mean? That's important to learn as well. But you also have to learn to just freestyle it. Okay, So I hope I hope that makes sense. So starting off again on D Major, we're gonna go big wheels. Keep on turning 234 caring me home to see my kin 234 singing songs about South. And please excuse my saying a minute cell bam me once again. So that's our first verse in the second verse. We just continue to play the same strumming pattern and it just goes on and on and on. And then also, when we get into the chorus, it's just d sweet home Alabama. See that the witht or progression always stays the same. Okay, so sweet home Alabama de I'm see home to you. OK, so I'm probably the worst singing teacher, but I'm doing it just you understand, um, where the lyrics fall with the court's OK, so now what I want to do is show you a different strumming pattern that would work on the same song. So it's gonna go like this. Down, down, down, down, up, down, down, down, down, up And it's one that we already learned We just played a little bit more slowly We went down, down, down, down, up And this is just gonna be a little bit faster So down, down, down Down Up, Down Down, Down, Down, Up, down, down, down And what I'm doing now also is something that we haven't talked about yet On the third down stroke I'm adding in accent And all that means is I'm hitting the court a little bit harder So let me let me show you that. So I'm going down. Down, down, down. Okay, now I over exaggerated a little bit, but I'm just going down. Down, down, down. See that? Down down, down down. 123 Down. 123 Down. Okay, so on the d Major wouldn't do that once on the c major, We're gonna do that once and on the G major, we're gonna do it twice. Okay, So, Tony, off on D down down, down down up down down down Down, up, Down Down, Down, Down, down, down, down Big wheels Keep bond Turn and down, down, down, down, down, down Carry home Seem a kid And you see now on that G major I kind of went e did it down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down And that's just because I'm allowing that right handed Kind of just freestyle with those down ups, you know what I mean? It happens organically, and that's what I'm trying to kind of get you to learn how to do. That's one of the most important things to just let your right hand your right risk. Can a freestyle it? And don't be afraid of making mistakes or not sounding perfect in time. Your right wrist. Your strumming risk will start to just kind of develop its own just feeling for playing and feeling for the song, and it'll automatically just do what's right for this song. Okay, so one more time playing like a robot, then what I want you to dio as exercise is just kind of freestyle it with your own um, kind of showing pattern that you kind of come up with. OK, so so I often d major Down Down, down, down Down, down, Down Down, up, down, Down, Down, Down, up, down, up, down, down, down So I did that again I want down, down, down Down Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, up, down, down, down Okay, so that last one was down Down, down, Down, Up, Down, Up, down, down, down Let's practice that a little bit Just so you can kind of get it under your belt So down, down, down Down Up, Down Up, down, down, down I'm gonna play a little louder Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, up, down, down, down And you could do that On the last court On that G major So down down, down Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, down, Down, down Yeah Down down, down Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down Down So deep To the sea To wear Down, Down, down, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, up, down, Down And again. If all of this is still hard for you with the strumming pattern, you could always just go back to that Down down, down, down, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, down, down. And then just play that two times G major down, down, down, down, up, down, down, down. So you see, there's different ways to play through the same song You could also just go so you could go down Down, down, up, Down Up, down, Down, Down, up, Down, Up, down, down, Down, up, Down, up, down, down, down, up, down Let's try that now So this lesson year is not just a song lesson It's a lesson that showing you how within one song you have lots of different strumming possibilities Okay, so starting off in the d major And now we're gonna be going down Down, down, Up Down Up, Down, Down Down Up, Down Up, Down, Down Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, up, down You see that big wheels keep on turning Caring me home See my kid Okay, so you can combine all of those different three or four certain patterns that I showed you and put them into one song and mix them up and try to freestyle and kind of comes with your own groovy way of playing. Okay, so I hope that this isn't too much information, and it's not overwhelming you. But once you kind of get this, it will really create a break through for you. And the next time you're learning a new song that you've never played, you kind of really be able to quickly click in a starring pattern that will work for that song or a few striking patterns. Okay, so give yourself time with this. Maybe watch this lesson a couple of times. Try the different strumming patterns. Try to sing along and play at the same time. And in time this stuff will really start to click for you. All right. So I hope that this lesson has been helpful for you. And I will see you very soon with Miller lesson. If you have questions, feel free to ask me. I'd love to help you out. All right. See you later. Bye Bye. 16. 16 Knocking on Heavens door: All right. So how you doing so far? I really hope that all of this is really starting to make sense for you and that you're starting to feel more comfortable playing songs and using different storing patterns within even the same song. Okay, so now we're gonna be learning the classic song Knocking on Heaven's door so not Can't have his door. It starts off on a G major, Then it goes to a D major. Then it goes to a minor. Okay, so let's just start it off. I have the paper in screen so that you can see what's happening as well. So starting off on G Major. Mama, take this badge off of me. So all I'm doing now is down strokes, and then I'm going to show you how Teoh add in a striking pattern or two. So starting on G major Mama, take this badge off mean or playing a minor twice. I can't use it. And now we're just going to see that G It's getting d to dirt Teoh a minor. So the core progression is g d a minor, then G d. C. Okay, then that just goes over and over again. Okay. And, um, a minor and the CIA are always gonna be playing twice as long as the G and the D. So one more time. Sorry to keep interrupting. It's just that these things are important toe, understand? Because once you understand the structure of a song, then you can really start to internalize that chord progression and then it sticks with you . You don't forget it If you if you really understand and kind of internalize it so, g major Mama, take this badge off of me. 34 I can't use it anymore. So I went to see G. It's getting deed too dark to a minor. And you see now in the a minor I just went crazy. I just went. I went down, up, down, up, down, down And I was totally improvised. I just felt like doing it. So I did it. Okay, so that's really the most important thing that I'm trying to convey to you is that when you're strumming, go for and just see what happens. And then when you find something that works, try to do it again, you know, and then it'll just become a part of your playing, OK, we don't want to be robots. Okay, so let me start over again. Please excuse me for stopping the whole time, but this stuff is really important. So starting off from the top. G major. Mama, take this badge off of me. Try to play with me. I can't use it anymore, G. It's getting dark. Too dark to a minor feel. I'm knocking on heaven's door. Okay, Down down a d down there. A minor down during a dare down Don't Now we're doing Down, down, down, up, down, down, down You should be able to play this down Down a d down Don't be minor Down, down, down Down Down a G Down, Down a Down, down See, Down, down, down, down, up, down, up, Gene. Mama, put my guns to the ground Not not knocking on heaven's door. Okay, now I just went down. Up, down, up, down, up, down, up. Okay, Another striking pattern that would work with it would be to go down, Down, down, up, Down, up, down, down, Down, up, down, up, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, up, down. But that doesn't sound as dramatic as the original. That's really going slowly, so that would be more like the original. So what you want to do is listen to this. Only trying to play, get a vibe for how it sounds and then just kind of see what kind of a showing pattern would work then, once it goes into the chorus where it's not not not getting more louder than you can add in some more kind of power and more kind of crazy strumming. Okay, so I'm trying to teach you here not to play like a robot and to just break free and do your own thing strumming wise, and that's gonna make your playing sound really interesting. So I hope that this method is coming through to you and that you're testing all this stuff out at home and that it's starting to really click and make sense. This is how you're gonna be learning songs on your own when I'm not teaching them to Okay, you're gonna take the song printed out, listen to it, then just tried of strum, you know, and see what happens and you'll see if you just go for that. You will find the strong pattern that works okay for a few that work. Okay, so now what I want to do is teach you a couple of fun melodies. So you're not just playing chords the whole time, Okay? All right. So let's get into some more cool little melodies. Um, and I hope that kind of the basics of learning songs and playing songs using chords is really starting to make sense for you. Okay. All right. I'll see in the next. Listen, contact me if anything is not clear, and I'll try to help you out. All right? Take it easy by there. 17. 17 Getting started with fingerstyle: Okay, So before we get into learning melodies when I want to teach you now is what's called finger style and the basics of finger style. Now, finger style is a very, very beautiful way of playing the guitar since it allows you to play the melody and the courts at the same time. So your listeners will have a much kind of fuller and interesting sound when they listen to you play. Okay, so the basics really are with a right hand that we're gonna be taking our right hand and our thumb thumbs job is gonna be to play the sixth string, the fifth string in the fourth string. OK, so that is thumb territory right there. Okay, that's what the thumb is gonna be focusing on for the third string. You're gonna be using your first finger for the second string, your middle finger And for the first string, your ring finger. OK, The most simple exercise now that I always give my beginners is to play the sixth string and then play the third string second string first drink, second string, third string. So that's 632123 Okay, 632123 And with your pinkie, where you can either do is resting on the guitar body or have it just kind of freestyling in the air. Both are fine. I prefer putting my pinky down on the pick guard. But you don't have to do that. You can also have be in the air. OK, so, um, let's practice that now. Together really nice and slowly. So again, I'm starting on the sixth string and I'm going. 632123632! 123 Again. Sixth string, third string, second string. First string, second string, thirds drinks. That's what I mean when I say 632123 Okay, so let's practice that a couple of times down together. Then I'm gonna show you how Teoh make the exercise. Even Mawr, um, go more deep into the exercise. So again, starting on the sixth string 632123 And if you listen carefully, you'll hear that That's the intro to nothing else matters, which I'm also gonna be teaching you in this master class. So now that we did it with sixth string, it's time to train our thumb to play the fifth string as well. OK, so let's say now you're feeling pretty comfortable playing. 632123 Let's get you now. Comfortable playing. 532123 Okay, so let's exercise number 2532123532123 Okay. All right. Let's make it even more fun. Now we're gonna play four. So 432123 Okay, so hopefully you've been practicing this a little bit and you feel contra playing. 632123 You feel comfortable playing? 532123 and 432123 So now what we're gonna be doing to kind of really give your thumb a little walk is to play. 632123532123 4321235321236 Okay, 54 Okay, so in time you want to go? Okay. Believe me, it'll happen faster than you think. And it's a really fun and beautiful exercise that you can dio. And this is a really great one that you can also just do in front of the TV so that you're not even focused on much consciously on your right hand. You could be watching your favorite movie and have your right hand just kind of training itself on which, um, string to play with which finger. Okay, so, again, the Golden rules to finger style is your thumb is, um, responsible for the bass strings. Your first finger for the third string, your middle finger for the single string and your ring finger for the first drink. Now, there are exceptions, but this is kind of the base that I want you to learn how to use. Okay, then some time in the future, there will come a time when you're allowed Teoh, use your first finger to play the fourth string and so on. Okay, but for now, this is our golden base that we want to learn how to use. Okay, Okay, so now the question that you're probably asking yourself is okay, Henry, but what if I'm playing chords? How can I use this finger style method? Okay, so the answer to that is you're always gonna play as the base note. The first allowed string. So let me explain what I mean by that. Let's say we're playing E Major. So in E Major, hopefully you know by now is that we don't play. Um we don't have any strings that we don't play, so we play all the strings on E major. Okay, so we start on the sixth string. There's no forbidden strings. So that means since there's no forbidden strings, the low E is the first allowed string that you play. So that's gonna be your base with E Major with a minor, you're going to be playing 632123 Okay, so now let's say we're going from the major to a major. Well, what is the first allowed string? Think about it for a second. Okay, so with a major, as you hopefully know, we don't play the sixth string. The sixth string for us is off limits. So on a major, we only play five strings. And that means our first allowed string. The first ring that were allowed to play after the X that crosses off the sixth strength is the fifth string. OK, so we're gonna playing with a major 532123 c That. Okay, so now big pop quiz. What about D major? What bass note Are you gonna be used when you play D major? Think about it. All right, let me tell you. So hopefully by now you also know with D Major were not allowed to play the sixth string and were not allowed to play the fifth string. So that means the D note or the D string. The fourth string is our first allowed string. Okay, so that means we're going to be playing de or the fourth string, and we're gonna be going 432123 Okay, so the exercise I want to give you now, just first of all to let this all sink in is, first of all, just play with your left hand on your lap and just focus on your right hand and slowly switching between those bases. Okay? On, Ben. What I want you to dio is play e major to a major two d major a major, Then start on me again. All right? Just so you can really teach your right hand how to play finger style and then what we're gonna be doing is when we use our melodies, we're gonna be sticking to that. So that means when we play the fifth string as our base, we're always going to know that our thumb is playing that when we're playing the first string Melody knows we're gonna know that our ring finger is responsible for those first string notes. Okay, So what, We're just what we're doing now is just teaching our fingers where their place is in that way, you're never ever gonna have to think about it. You're gonna train your fingers toe automatically, know where their places, and it's just gonna automatically, um, click. And the fingers are gonna be there for you when you need them, rather than having a total chaos and using your thumb sometimes for the different strings or sometimes using your first finger for the whatever string, you know, I mean, so you wanna have total clarity of which finger goes where, so that there's a lot of structure in place when you start to play melodies and songs that use finger style. OK, so I hope all that makes sense. Get to work now, do some of these exercises, and then we're going to be learning some melodies. All right, I'll see you really soon. See you later. Bye bye. 18. 18 Intro to tabs: all right. So before we get into our fund melodies exercise, I want to quickly explain to you the basics of what's called taps or reading tabs. So Tabs is just another way for us guitarists to read musical notation. It's a much more simple and easy way for us to read music on a piece of paper rather than really learning musical notation and learning how to read the dots. Right? So a tab is something the US guitarists, unlike piano players, actually can really use to our advantage. It only really works with guitar, so we're really lucky. It creates a really beautiful and easy shortcut for us. So I want to explain to you now really quickly how tabs work. And then in the fund melodies, I'm gonna have tabs embedded in the videos so that you're gonna be able to have a very clear, um, practice area to practice those tabs. So first of all, I'm gonna put a tab up on screen here. What you have to know is that when you're reading a tab, it's the guitar. You ever think of the guitar like this? So on paper, the sixth string is gonna be on the bottom. Okay, It's a little bit counterintuitive since normally you'd think it's the opposite. But the bottom line on the tab is actually the sixth string and the top line on the tap is the first string. OK, so that's the first thing you're gonna have to kind of practice. And what I want to do now is just do one quick practice round with you. So remember how we learned that first fund melody, which was smoke on the water. What I wanted you now is put a tab up on screen for you so that you can see exactly how that would look and what I mean when I say the guitarist turned around. Just so you have a clear example of that. So check it out. As you can see, the 0357365 are all happening on the lowest string, which is, of course, the sixth string. Okay, so there is a clear example for you of how that works now in upcoming lessons, I'm also going to be showing you how a hammer on looks on tab, how it pull off looks on tab and so on. But for Now, I just want to give you the very, very basics. So let me give you one more example now. And this is also gonna be in the song and the first fundamentally, that we're gonna be learning So you can see it says on the paper on the fifth string eight . And on the second string nine. And you can see that they're parallel with one another there, right on top of each other in one line. One parallel line. And what that means is that we're playing them at the same time. Okay, So with our smoke on the water example, we only had single notes, and that means that we're not playing them at the same time. But when they're parallel with one another, then they are played at the same time. Okay. Okay. So what I want to do now is get into our first fund melody. And there you're going to see clear examples of how tabs work and how you can practice them . OK, using a song using a riel song. So those are the basics of tabs. Just so when you see it in the lessons coming up, you're not gonna get confused Okay. Now, then, later on, I'm gonna be showing you about hammer ons. Pull off. And how all that looks, Um, on a tab as well. Okay. So I'll see you in the next lesson. See there by 19. 19 Are you with me: Okay, so now you've been doing some finger style exercises and I on a haircut. So we're Poth in a little bit better shape than we were before this lesson. So let me show you a really cool and simple exercise now and melody. So this actually is a real song called, um, are you with me? And you will actually be able to play along with the original. OK, it's only four little shapes here that I'm gonna be showing you. And what I really want you to kind of focus on is just using the correct fingers for the correct strings. So let me show you the first shape now that I'll explain exactly what I mean. So for the first shape, I'm taking my first finger and putting it on the eighth fret fifth string, and I'm taking my pinky and I'm putting it on the second string ninth Fret. Okay. And the reason I'm using my pinky and my first finger is because when I go to the next shape, I don't wanna have a big stretch happening in my hand. I want my hand to stay nice and comfortable. Okay, So again. Eighth France, fifth string and 9th 2nd string. And now what I want you to do is, of course, with your thumb. We're gonna be playing our fifth string and with your middle finger. Remember our exercises we're gonna be playing the second string and I were going to do is go. 123 four. That's all we're doing. Okay, so let me just do that one more time for you, and then I'll show you the next shape. All right, so 1234 Moving to the next shape. So now again, we're gonna be using our first finger and our pinky, and we're gonna go now to the fourth for and the six Threat. Still the same strings. Okay. And again, 1234 Okay, so in play, both of them one after the other a threat. Nine threat. 12341234 And I didn't want you to practice that a couple of times. Now, just so you're for fingers and your mind get a feeling for where those two kind of positions are. Okay? And now what we're gonna dio is with our first finger. We're gonna hop up here to the sixth string fourth fret. And now with our middle finger, we're going to play in the third string. Fifth fret. And now what finger are you gonna be using for the third string? If you've been paying attention, then you know the third string we're gonna be using our first finger are index finger to play. Okay, so we're gonna do 1234 Okay, Always four times. So altogether. 12341234 Middle, finger. 1234 And now our last shape, which is gonna be the same as our second shape. Just now we're on the sixth and eighth fret. Okay. And again, I'm using my first finger in my pinky just so I don't have to stretch so I can avoid that stretch. Okay. And again four times. All right. So you can play the whole thing now for you a couple of times really slowly so that you can kind of get into your ear. And then, of course, you have a downloadable tab. Pdf. You can download that and practice it at home as well. Okay, so starting off on the eighth and the ninth fret 1234 to the fourth floor with my index finger up to the sixth string. 341234 123412 Okay, so the point of this simple little lesson is just to give you something other than cords to practice. Plus, it's something that you could play along to the original with, And it's also something that people will recognize. So, um, just to kind of mix up your practice routine so that you don't get bored, I want you to stick to guitar and not get bored of guitar. Okay. All right. So thanks for checking out this lesson. Let me know if you liked it. I hope you did. And I'll see you really soon with another lesson. All right. See you there. Bye bye. 20. 20 Prayer in C: All right. So check out this cool little practice melody tune that I'm gonna be teaching you. Now let him play it for you, and then I explain to you and walk you step by step through exactly what's happening now. I do want to warn, you know, as you watch me play this, you're probably gonna have the feeling that it's extremely difficult under. There's no way the you will ever be able to play it. But please, just trust me. If you take little baby steps, you will actually be able to play this much, much quicker than you actually believe right now. OK? So don't get freaked out when you hear me play, give it a chance. All right? So let me just play it. Um, I'm just gonna play. So you ready? All right, let's do it. Okay. So you see, even I didn't play that well cause I'm in teaching mode. So, um, what I'm gonna do now is break this down really nice and slowly for you. And remember, it doesn't have to be perfect. I just want you to kind of start playing some interesting melodies and get your fingers used to sting in their place so that, um, practice doesn't get boring for you. I just want you to have kind of a little, um, little different possibilities of practice so that you don't get bored. OK, so check it out. We're gonna take our first finger, and we're gonna put it on the fifth fret first string. And what I'm gonna do now again is a pinch. So we're gonna play in the fifth string and the first drink together, and again we're gonna be focusing on using are correct fingers. So I'm using my ring finger here for the first string. OK, so and my thumb for the fifth string, Of course. So Okay. And I played them together a pinch. And now I'm gonna play that same string another time. Okay, so I did a pinch. Now I'm gonna play it again, and then I'm gonna go to the seven France and the eighth for and now I used my ring finger and my pinky to get to the seventh and eighth foot. You don't have to do that. You could just go. You could use your first finger to just slide and get those notes. If you are overachiever kind of type. Definitely. Try to get your fingers to do that. Because as we transition later on into finger exercises, these are some of the things that you're going to be learning. So it's a good place to start right now. Okay, so we're doing the pinch playing the notice. Second time alone, then playing the seventh fret and then a threat. Okay. And then just practice that a couple of times. Okay? Now we already are 1/4 through the entire song, so we're already 1/4 through it. So now we're gonna take a ring finger and put it on the fifth string. Third fret the same as we do when we're playing a C major chord. Except we're gonna have these two fingers in the air right now because we don't need them. OK, so Onley, this finger is holding down a string. All my other fingers are in the air. So I'm playing the fifth string with this finger on it and the first string together. So I'm pinching them again. OK, so same as we did here with the first note. So I'm pinching them that I'm playing the first drink alone. Then with this finger. I'm gonna grab the first string first fret play it and then play the open first string again. OK, now we're already halfway through. So that's all we're going for? It's not that bad, right? So and look what happens when I put them together. It almost sounds like I'm playing classical piece of music, so you'll see really quickly. If you just don't get scared of this and try to play, you actually will be able to sound pretty good pretty quickly. OK, so that's the 2nd 1 that I want you to practice an hour already halfway through. So Okay, we're halfway through, my friend. So now what I wanted to do is take this finger and put it down to the second string fifth threat. And your middle finger is going to come up here to the sixth string third fret. And now we're gonna pinch the second and the second in the sixth string at the same time. So we're doing a pinch now. I can see that. Okay, I'm playing in the same fret. Okay, so we're doing a pinch. They were playing the second string again with this finger still on it, and then we're just gonna release. Okay, so So change. Second string. And now I'm going to go first. Drink open on When I say open, I mean, without any finger on it. Okay, so then I'm gonna put my first finger on the first fret first string, but then I'm gonna grab this note again, which is the third fret second string. OK, so altogether. Really slowly. Okay. Themed. Themed. That's the hardest one. The next one, which is the last one is really, really easy. So now we're 75% through this thing, okay? And then we're gonna end it off with our first finger on the first fret first ring and the fourth string as our base, and we're gonna do a pinch again. Now with the fourth and with the first drink. Okay, We're gonna play that for a string all by itself. Third fret first string. Then again, first for first string. So Okay, on what I want you to do is practice each one of these four little pieces, um, as its own little piece, and then put them together. Okay, First practice, the 1st 1 the 2nd 1 Maybe put those two together. Then move on to the 3rd 1 Give it a reasonable reasonable amount of time. May play all three together at the 4th 1 Give it a lot of time, and then try to connect it all. Okay, And be patient with yourself. And I guarantee that you will learn this much, much faster than you think right now. Okay? So give it a shot. All right, So let me play the whole thing for you now, really Slowly. Just so you can really kind of get it into your year. Okay, so let's do it now. Use my middle finger. You could do that to where you could use your ring finger one more time, okay? And you can play that over and over again in circles. And most likely, since it was a really big summer hit, people will recognize it, and they will say, Wow, I can't believe you know how to play that. Then you can tell them Henry Olsen. Tommy, that Oh, yeah. Super simple guitar dot or GTA. I'm just kidding. Anyways, so again, now you have lots of different interesting things to practice. Hopefully, your practice routine is not getting boring. and you're having fun, and you're not giving up again. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you and help you out. Okay? I'll see in the next lesson where I'm just gonna be telling you the basics of how to sing and play guitar at the same time, I'm just gonna be giving you a couple of tips, and then we're gonna be walking through, um, a song that we already did. And, um, I'm going to show you exactly what I'm thinking. As I approach singing. Okay. All right. I'll see you there. Thanks for checking out this lesson. See you really soon. Bye bye. 21. 22 DDDDU DDUUDU: All right. So welcome to strumming pattern number one. So to keep things simple throughout the strumming section, all I'm gonna be doing is taking my left hand and putting it on the strings. Really? Generally Onley touching the strings, not applying pressure. Okay. And that's gonna have the muted out. So we're either going to be doing that, or we're gonna be playing the e major chord. Get those strong patterns. Okay, So the 1st 1 goes like this, I'm gonna have my hand on the strings. There's one that we've already done. But as I said, I want this section to just be a strumming section that you can always come back to. OK, so starting off on a simple one and it's so Down down, down, down, Down, down, down, Down, Down, down, down. So this is the easy one. I know that we've done it. Check it out, E major, Down, down, down. Okay, so that one should be really easy for you at this point. But don't worry. I'm gonna be having some much more interesting and cool ones coming up. Okay, So let's now, since this one is pretty simple, get right into the second strumming pattern. And now one. I'm gonna leave in this lesson because I bet that the 1st 1 is already probably too easy for you. So the 2nd 1 is going to go down, Down, down, down, down, down Another one that we've done Down, down, up, up, down, up, down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. Okay, Downtown up. Just drum along with me. Okay, So in this first lesson, I added to strong pattern, since these ones are probably pretty simple for you Still, but again, revisit these over and over again. And really make sure that you get them under your skin down, down, up, up, down. And maybe try to talk along, which is gonna help you get ready for singing. Okay, so down, down, up, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, up, down, down, down, up, down. Okay. All right. So let's get into the next drumming pattern now and again. There's gonna be more tricky ones coming up, so take them step by step, check them all out, and we're also gonna be learning in the strumming. Siri's is How did you a Ah palm mute. Strum. Okay, so I'll see you the next lesson. You don't want to miss this, um, section here. Okay, so check all these videos out. All right? See you the next one. See there. 22. 23 DU DU U U DU: Alrighty. So welcome to the next pattern. This pattern is going to go like this We're gonna be going down Up, down up Down Up, Down Up, Down Up, Down up, Down up, Down up, down Up, up, Down up, Down, up, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, up, down, up, up, down Then once you feel that you've gotten it try to switch between Chorzow Goto Go from a e major toe a major So down up, down, up, down, up, Down up, Down up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, down, up, down, up, down Let me give you one more little exercise with that one We're going to go from a d g major to a d major So starting off on G major Down, up, down, up, Down up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, down, up, down, up, down And then you could also Dio is trying to play along Teoh the core progressions that we've already learned The ones from stand by me or from sweet home Alabama And just used that strong pattern would work I will keep on turning so it doesn't work perfectly. But you could get away with with playing on Justus exercise. Okay, Okay. So let's move on to the next showing pattern now. And let's see if you can get this one down as easily as you played. All of the ones that I showed you so far. Okay? And pretty soon we're gonna be learning palm muting, So stick around for that. Okay? I see. In the next lesson, take it easy. 23. 24 D D DU: All right, So this next strumming pattern is very, very close and almost identical sounding as the 1st 1 that we've already done. But the difference is that we're gonna be playing the first down and letting it ring a little bit longer. So it's gonna be down, Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down Down and again We're playing this slowly now But you could speed it up is well you could go down, Down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, down You know And that is gonna be How you're gonna be able to test yourself To see how well you've kind of got it down So if you think to yourself Oh, Henry, that is also easy and dry up Try to speed it up And maybe why you're speeding it up Try to freestyle a little bit So again, don't be afraid of breaking out of, um ah, pattern that I'm showing you and doing your own thing with it. Okay, that's the strumming breakthrough that we're going for. Okay, so one more time and again I'm gonna be switching from E major to a major, just to kind of see how well you're able to play the strumming pattern and switch between courts at the same time. Okay, so we're gonna play slowly again, E major, once a major one. So down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down And again, if that's too easy, try to speed it up a little bit. Okay? That's how you're gonna be able to test yourself also how well you can switch between courts. So I was playing G major down, down, down a d major a minor C. Then you can see with that one strong pattern. If I play it slowly, it's like I'm playing two totally different songs. If I speeded up or slowed down on these air kind of slight different characteristics that can make a sound a song sound totally different. Okay, so play around with different speeds, play around with trying to find your own strong powder. I know I sound like a broken record, but this is really important. And I really want you to get this and really play with it and not be afraid to just break out and do your own thing. Okay? That's what I'm really trying to convey here. Okay, So we'll see you in the next drumming patterns. See there by 24. 25 D D DU DU U DU: Alrighty. So now we're going to start to make it a little bit harder. We're gonna be start learning some new strumming patterns. And that's why I'm going to start off really slowly now. So you have some time to kind of get it. So the 1st 1 is going to go like this. Down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, Down, up, down, up, down. Okay, so let me do that with my hand on the fretboard again. So it's down, Down, down, up, down, up, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, up, down, up, down Then if you feel comfortable doing that, try switching cords from E Major A major. So down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down. And then, of course, if you feel good doing that, try speeding it up, Down, down, down, up, down, up. It's a totally different song if you speed it up. All right. So let me show you one more thing here that's really gonna help your strumming patterns sound even more interesting. And that's what's called Accent. So I'm going to go down, down. So on the second down I'm adding in a little accent and all that means that I'm hitting it a little bit harder. So I'm going down, down, down, up, down, up, down On that last down I also did it. So on the second down on the last down So down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down I thought, Okay. And again, these are things that will also start to happen for you Organically the more you just spend time strumming and kind of freestyling and just experimenting. Another thing that I highly recommend doing is just taking random court progressions that kind of sound good to you and just take the strolling patterns and just see what happens. Just play different chords and strum and just let the music be your guide. Okay? Don't be afraid to just lose yourself in the music and just let the music kind of take over , OK, just listen to your ear and layer here, do the work, okay? Or have your ear really tune in to what's happening and that it will take over over. That makes sense. So down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay. All right. So I hope that the strumming patterns air making sense so far again, If you have questions, don't be shy. I'm here to help you. Let's get into the next drumming pattern now. I can't wait to show it to, um And then pretty soon, we're gonna be getting those cool palm mutes. All right, See you soon back. 25. 26 D D DU DU: All right. So here's another one that I'm sure won't be too hard for you if you were able to get the last month. So it's gonna go like this. Down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, Down, up, down, up, down, down, down, up, down Okay, And again on the major Down, down, down, down You can hear those 1st 2 downs are much longer So it's down Down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down This would be a great strolling pattern for a sad kind of ballot or not a sad but just a ballot He kind of song because of those two first downs are so long lasting. It's down, down on again. You could speed them up. Let's try to speed them up. Ah, again. Also on the second down, What you could do as I showed you in the previous lesson is accent to us. Down, down, down, up, down. Okay, So really, what I'm trying to convey here is that when strumming and when playing guitar in general, you don't want to be a robot. You want it to be ah lot If you want the music. Teoh, come through. You as a form of creativity and inspiration. Okay, So please feel free to experiment and to play with that idea. Okay? I hope that makes sense. So, um okay. Play with this joint pattern. Make your own showing patterns. I know I keep repeating myself, but this I really want this to sink in. All right. See you the next drawing pattern. See there. Bye bye. 26. 27 D D DU: Alrighty. So let's get ready for this next darling pattern. This one is gonna be probably pretty easy for you. And what it's gonna be is the first down is gonna last extremely long. Now, this is a perfect showing pattern for a sad, um, slow song. So, like knocking on heaven's door. Down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, down. So the first down really Just last extremely long. So it's down, down, down. OK, so this during batter down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay. And what I want to do now with you in the play along it's just played G major d major and a minor And we're gonna play a minor twice. So G measure wants D. Major wants a minor twice the same as we did in knocking on heaven's door. Okay, so down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. And guess what I'm doing Now again, I'm going down, Down, down some hitting the 1st 1 knives And generally then the 2nd 1 on putting a slight accident. I'm going down. Down, down, down, down, down. Okay, So so far we've been doing relatively simple strumming patterns. But again, I really want you to just focus on strumming for a little while because it's so so valuable to make that strumming breakthrough to break through that strumming wall where all of a sudden you feel comfortable that strumming your right hand works automatically and ideas to start to flow out of you without you thinking about it. Okay, we're trying to really turn you into a strumming a fully automatic strumming machine here. Okay? Okay. So now what we're gonna be doing is what I've been promising for quite a while so far. And that is we're going to be learning the strum palm mutes. Okay, so let's get into that. And this strumming palm mutes are gonna totally change your strumming And how it sounds is going to send so much cooler and groove here because of what? I'm going to teach you now. OK, so I'll see you in the next. Listen, See there, you're gonna love it. All right. Bye. 27. 28 Intro to palm muting NT: All right. So what I want to teach you now is what's called palm muting. And what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be applying palm muting to our strums. So I'm gonna get in the close up now for you guys. And what I want you to see here now is that with my right hand, I'm holding the pick. And as I calm down and make contact with the strings with the pick, this part of my hand is touching the strings as well. Okay, so okay. And since you've never done this, it will be a little bit tricky at the beginning. OK, I can tell you that. So what I want you to do is just practice, um, holding an e major chord. Do a normal strom on You can see now my hand is in the air. It's not touching the strings and then do a strum with your hand touching the strings of the guitar. Now, the reason this is gonna be a little bit tricky is that it's the opposite of what we normally do. Normally we strum the strings way. Try to make sure that our skin doesn't touch them. Okay? And now what we're doing is we are intentionally touching the strings at the same time as we pick. OK, so one more time. Here, let me get even closer. So as I'm coming down, the pick is touching the strings at the same time as my hand is also touching them, which is creating this muted sound. Traded that really slowly for you. Okay. And one other important tip here is that you don't want your hand to be far up the fretboard. You want your hand to be back here at the bridge. Okay, now, all the way back. Like touching it, but kind of between the whole and the in the bridge. Okay. Somewhere in that area. And that's going to allow you to get it out more easily. Okay, so and when I want you to practice now is to a strong on the major. Then try to apply the mute so that you're switching between playing normally and doing a palm mute. Okay? And be patient with yourself. This does take a little bit of time. Okay? So strong Butte, Strong beauty of them. If that kind of starts to click, do it down. So down a mute down Butte. Okay, Okay. So when I want you to do is practice that, um and see if you can kind of get a feeling for and now, in the next lesson, what we're gonna be doing is I'm going to be showing you a real strumming pattern that actually uses this in it, and it's one that we've already learned. So I'm going to be showing you how to apply this palm you to a strumming pattern that we already know. Okay. All right. So again, take your time with the palm mute, give yourself, um, plenty of time, plenty of patients and just practice coming down with that pig and hating and touching the strings of the same time. OK, it is a little bit tricky. And most of my students really need a couple of weeks, so give yourself time. It also actually took me a couple of weeks, but it's one of the most important kind of groovy things that you can dio to really help spicing up your strumming. Okay, so let's get into our next German pattern now, and that is going to be using this technique. Okay, See you there. 28. 29 DXUUXU: All right. So how are you doing with that palm muting technique? Let me know. I'd love to hear from you, And I really, really hope that you're giving yourself time and you're being patient and that it's starting to come along for you nicely. Okay, Okay. So let's get into our storing pattern now. So it's gonna be one that we've already learned which was our second story apartment. So down, down, up, up, down. And on that second down. So down, down, up, down, up On the 2nd 1 we're gonna be adding in that palm you so down then on the last down we're gonna be muting it again. So that's down. Butte. Up you up, Down. You, um You okay? Give yourself time. Now, if it's hard for you, Teoh, get a feeling for where that mute comes, where you could Dio is Instead of playing the mute in its place, you could add a little accent as have already taught you So down, down, down where the mu would come So down, down, up, up, Down, Down, down, Down See that so down Just so you can really internalize where the mute comes Okay, so once that works out for you. Down, down, down, up. Start trying to apply the mute. So let me play it for you a couple of times now, and hopefully you will be able to play along with me, Um, in a couple of hopefully in a couple of days. Okay? Maybe your ah, great talent and you can already play. And now who knows? That's what I hope for you. But I know that my real life students normally take some of them really a couple of weeks to really feel comfortable with this. And I also took probably a couple of weeks to feel comfortable, So give yourself time and keep coming back to this exercise if you can't get it right now, okay? Okay. Let's do e major down. You up, up you up, down, mute You up, down, up, down, down. And this is one that works perfectly with stand by me. So when we learned stand by me we played down, Down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up And what you could do to make that song so much, much more interesting would be down down Okay, so go back to stand by me Once you feel comfortable with this and apply this new Mutis drumming pattern and you'll see it will start to sound really, really much more groovy. Okay, so let me play it for you a couple more times on E major. And that's what I want you to practice it on Brexit on e major. Then if you feel that it's working out nicely, go to a major. Well, then just switch between the two. So that way you're focused on your left hand. Excuse me. That way you're focused on your right strumming hand instead of worrying about the courts. Okay, So I'm just gonna play a major now for you. Down you up you down you, you down do you? To the aid Four times down, down, back T four times down, up, up, up, down, down. Okay, so just practice it between chords that you feel comfortable with so that you start Teoh, get it to be a part of your playing, Ok? Okay. So I know that this is a little bit more tricky than we've done so far, but this is a really, really important lesson, an important technique that once you master will really take your playing to the next level . Okay? All right. So let's get into another strumming pattern, and we are going to be using that muting technique again in this next pattern. I'll see you there. Have fun with this one. Don't give up. I'm sure that if you just give it time, you will really start. Teoh get really good at this. And you're gonna really be impressed with the with the sounds. You're gonna be getting out of your guitar. Okay. All right. See you the next. Listen to see you there. Bye bye. 29. 30 DU XU XU XU: Alrighty. So how you doing so far? Don't be shy. I feel for you to contact me any time, and I will help you out anyway, that I possibly can again. If you're enjoying this course, please leave me a short, quick review. It only take you two seconds just so that other people who are looking to learn the guitar know that this course will help them out as much as it's been helping you, which I sincerely sincerely hope that it has been okay, So now we're gonna be learning a typical reggae style strumming pattern that's also gonna be using those palm mutes. And this is gonna be a great palm mute exercise for you as well. So it's gonna go like this. I'm starting off on E major and I'm going down, up, and then I'm doing mute up. Butte up. You OK? So it's gonna be Oh, down, Down. OK, so this one is gonna probably stretch you a little bit if you still don't feel totally comfortable with those palm mutes. But that's a good thing. Stretching yourself and practicing things that you can't do and don't feel comfortable yet is exactly what's gonna make you grow. Okay, So start getting comfortable doing things on the guitar that aren't uncomfortable. And the beautiful thing about guitar is that there's 100% guarantee. If you invest the time that you will see results. It's not like that with everything in life. Okay, you can fail it. Lots of other things, even if you put in the time. Okay. Like business Francis. But with guitar, there's 100% guarantee that if you sit down and do the practice and show up every day that you will see results and you will get better, which is really a beautiful thing. And it also will make you happy to see those results. It's gonna make you happier, person. Okay, so enough about that philosophy. Let's get into the philosophy lesson. Let's get into this strong pattern. So it's down a mute. You You OK? Down Butte, do you? Down, Down, down. Okay, so again, just a nice little exercise and a kind of a standard reggae rhythm that you would normally see in reggae. Okay, that I want to give to you so that you can really master this palm muting. Okay, again? I was just switching between e major and a major, you can switch between any courts you like Teoh, as I've already said, just to really force yourself out of your comfort zone and to grow. Okay, So have fun with this charming pattern. Don't give up. If this is still hard to stick to it, keep coming back to it. Printout the pdf so that you can practice this any time. Okay. All right. I will see you in the next strumming pattern. We're almost done with strumming. Then we're gonna be moving on to some more really cool and fun stuff. All right. See you later. Bye bye. 30. 31 D D DUUD DUDU: alrighty. Moving along here. So the next drumming pattern is going to go like this. This is gonna be probably one of the more tricky ones that we are going to be doing. Okay, so it's gonna sound like this. Down, down, down Up, up, down Down up, Down Down, Down, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, up, down So let me slow that down for you Down, down, down Up, up, Down Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, up, down, up Now again You're gonna want to practice that with cords Down Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down To a major Okay, And again once you feel comfortable with this I know I sound like a broken record You can switch between courts Down, down, down Down Down, Up, Down Up To speed it Up, Down, down, Down, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, down, Down again I'm just going between e major and a major the whole time Okay, Okay. So on Lee A couple more strumming patterns left in this strumming section, We're gonna have one more with the palm mute in it and one more with just a bunch of down, up, down, up. And then I might even show you, um, some using bar chords, even though we haven't really learned them yet. But again, you can always come back to the strumming section just to revisit strumming. Okay. Okay. So this is gonna be your strumming library, my friend. Okay. See you in the next lesson. See there, by way. 31. 32 DUXU UXU: All right, so let's get right into it. So this one is going to go down a butte. Do so before we had down you up you up. And now we're just doing a little variation of that where we're going. Down, up. You OK? So let's down on you. You okay? So on now would be a great one to use for the song. Proud Mary, which starts on a D major down you, Um you down? You, um down. I'm OK. So with song itself goes a little bit faster, but this is exactly the strong pattern that would fit it perfectly. OK, so let me do it again on E Major. And I'm actually gonna be teaching you proud Mary, somewhere in this course. So look out for that lesson. Okay, So down, down. Then again, switch between the cords speeded up. Slow it down. Um, and I'm sure that if you really play all of these strong patterns that I've given you so far and maybe really try to play them daily within a couple of weeks, you really will be a strumming machine. Okay, This is really going to take you to the next level then you're gonna have a really easy time figuring out what's troubling. Pattern would work when you're trying to learn a new song, OK? Because you're just gonna have all this internalized. Okay, So I promise you, if you do the work and you really focus on the strolling patterns and making them be a part of you and you're playing the next time you're trying to learn a song, it will be really easy for you to find a striking pattern. Okay, Okay. So one more now and then. I'm not sure yet. If I'm gonna be adding more, we'll see. OK, so let's get into the last one that I have planned. Then you'll see. Maybe I have a couple of surprise once in there as well. Later on. Okay. See you in the last drawing product of this section C There by 32. 33 D DUD DUDUDU UDU: Okay, so let's get right into it. So this one goes like this. Down, down, up, down, down, up, down, up, down, Up, up, down. It was the longest one that we've done so far. And this is the perfect strong pattern to use on the song. Um, what's up? Okay, um, so now use the bar chord, but just so you can hear it, um, the band is, I think called four non blondes. What's up is the song Okay, so e major again Down, down, up, down Down up, down up, down Up, up, down, down down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down, down, Down, up, Down, up, down, Up, up, Down, down, down, down, Down, up, Down, up, down, Up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down And again As I keep saying speeded Up Down, Down, Down Down, up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, down, up I've got down, down, down All right, so that concludes the section on strumming Um, again, I might be adding in a couple more, more advanced lessons. We'll see. But for now, the pdf that you can download has all 12 of these strong patterns that I've shown you so far. And again, what I really want you to do is visit them and revisit them over and over again until they really become a part of your playing. And trust me, this is going to transform the way you play a zey strummer. Okay, As a strummer, I just made up a word. I don't know if that's a real word. You are Strummer now, my friend. Okay, so I hope that this section helped you out. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I'd love to hear from you, and I will see you in upcoming lessons. We're gonna be having a lot more fun in this course. See their buyback? Take it easy By 33. 10 songs Introduction: Hi there. My name is Henry Olsen, and I wanna welcome you to this beginner guitar course. What makes this course unique from other courses is that I'm gonna be teaching you 10 beginner songs that people will recognize and that you're gonna be able to play with only three courts each song. So instead of searching through YouTube, looking for songs to play only to find that they have hard bare courts in them or tough strumming patterns or too many chords that are going around too fast this course is gonna teach you how to play 10 songs using Onley three chords. Now, that doesn't mean that we're only gonna be using a E and D We're also gonna be playing that G major that d major that c major so that your fingers get used to playing beginner courts . But also, you're learning fun tunes that people are gonna be able to recognize and sing along to every single lesson has a accompanying play along future. So once you feel ready and you feel comfortable switching through those cords and you feel comfortable with the strumming pattern, you're gonna be able to play along with me. So this way, you'll never get lost. You're always going to be able to have that play long to go back to and play along with. Another great feature of this course is that within the video, I added the court sheet. So you have a short chord sheet within the video. You could see it up there. And that way it will be really, really easy for you to watch the video and follow along. So this way, as a beginner guitarist, you're gonna have a really, really easy time playing those cores. Switching through those courts and following along with what I'm teaching the course also has downloadable pdf files that you can download. So this one, you don't always have to be sitting at your computer to be able to play these tunes. So I've been teaching guitar professionally four years, and I've put in all of my knowledge and experience with beginner guitar. It's just like you in this course. So this is really gonna help you out and jump start the speed at which you're gonna progress or make progress as a beginner guitarist. So I really encourage you to check out this course and you will not regret it. One more thing. I also include my free picture court book with 42 pages filled with big dinner guitar chords. And also what it does is it teaches you how to play courts all over the fretboard so that when you're ready, you can always go back to that book and also learn more advanced courts, not just the simple ones that we're gonna be learning in this course. So that's a free bonus that I'm gonna be giving you as a gift to say Thank you for joining this course. All right, enough said, Let's just get into the course. Let's start learning these beginner tunes and let's get you making fast progress on the guitar. I can't wait to help you are. I'll see inside. Thanks for joining me. Take it easy By 34. Wild thing final explanation: Alrighty. So welcome to this court progression. Let me show you the court. So it's going to start off on a G major, go down to a C down to a D back to a C into a G. And first of all, I'm gonna show you a more simple way of playing, and then I'm gonna show you a more tricky way of playing it. So we're gonna be doing again a really beginner style one, and then we're gonna do a slightly more advanced just to kind of get more ideas flowing for you. So let's start off with this super simple one. And it's just gonna go like this on the G major court. Gonna go down, down just that down, down. We're going to see Going to deep back to the sea, down back the way that the only thing I should point out here is that when I go from that G the first g to the seat, let me play it for you. So down, down now. See? I'm gonna go down. It's a little bit faster. So, Dan, down down, down, down, down. See, that's on the G. It's a slower down, down It's a down down on the sea It's a quick one down, down lindbaek on that deep, slow again Down, down again See fast down the slope You your okay, So you're gonna practice that up and again? I'm gonna have a play along coming after this lesson where you're gonna be able to play along with me and really hear it without me talking and just able to play along. And now the more kind of complex and fun kind of way would be to go like this. Let me explain that to you before you freak out. So it's again on the first court is gonna go down. I'm gonna be doing this little stop here after that G. So it's gonna go down, down, and now I have that stopping there. So let me explain to you quickly what that is. So with my pick, my picking hand and with my pick, I'm coming down on the strings and I'm stroking them as they come down. But with the back side of my hand here, what I'm doing is I'm touching the strings as I come down, which is not allowing them to ring. So you're hearing the pick stroking the strings. But my hand is just commuting them right? Called palm muting. So you're gonna want you're gonna want to practice that a little bit. You could practice it just by going one time down and then one time down with the mute. So a regular down you see now my hand is not touching the strings, Then down with the mute. Now, if you've never done this before, of course it's gonna be a little bit tricky, But give yourself time and you surely surely will get. It was hard for me to with the beginning. So don't give yourself a hard time if you can't really get that sound right away. So again, one more time coming down the strings and my hand is touching the strings, allowing them not allowing them to ring. Right. Okay. So again, the song goes down down palm use. Okay, So okay. Right after that. Paul. Me? I'm squeezing in that down, down. So it's down. Okay. Okay. All right. Ah, Now I had that quick, down up thing going from the seat. The geek from the sea to the deep. So what that was is after that down, Down. What I did is I need a quick down up with my left hand in the air. So down, down, down, down, down. Okay, now, of course, I'm not removing my hand that far what I'm actually doing, I'm just exaggerating it so you can see that I'm actually not stroking the street, holding the strings while I'm doing that down up picking. Right. And what I'm also trying to do is I'm going for the 1st 3 strings. I'm not getting all the strings. I'm hitting kind of the 1st 3 right? So Ah, okay. Play that whole thing for, you know, just so you can get a feeling for the context of how it all fits together. So down, down, calm. You down, down, down, down, Palm mute. Okay, down. Okay, so after I do that down, down comes a mute, then that brings me back to the sea, which I'm gonna play down, down. Then we're gonna have that same down up. Things happen when we're going from the seat back to the G. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. All right, So if you're not getting this right away, please don't be frustrated. You will get it. It's just something that you're gonna have to practice so later. That really, really slowly now in super slo mode. And then we're gonna get in the play along where I'm gonna do that really easy version of than this version right after it. All right, So down, down you down, Down, down, down, down You down, Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. All right. So, again, if that's difficult for you, you can also have a great time just doing the simplified version. Right? But also take the time to practice this palm mute thing, and you surely will be able to get it. If you just give it a little time, keep coming back to the play along. Come back to explanation. I'm sure you'll be able to get again. Also asked me questions here in the comments section. If you if you have any questions, all right, I'd be glad to help you. Okay, Let's get in the play along and let's play along to this to all right. I'll see. There 35. Wild thing final PA: All right. So here at the play along first, I'm gonna do the simple version, and then we're gonna do that with the mute thing. It okay with the palm you. So let's just go for it. So I'm starting out from the Geet. Down, Down way . - Thank you. Thanks for checking out this lesson. I'll see in the next. 36. Sweet home final explanation: Alrighty. So welcome to this court progression. So it's going to go like this. We're going to start off on a D major chord. Then we're gonna go into what's called a C add nine chord, which is the same as a G major. Just thes two fingers are one string set further down and then it's going to go to a G major. And those are the three course that we're gonna be using in this court progression. So let me show you the strumming pattern. Now it's gonna go down, down, down, down, up, Switch down, down, down, down, up Other to g Down, down, down, down. And we'll do that two times on the way. Okay, so D down, Down, down, down A CIA Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, so you want to practice up that strumming pattern a little bit if you still can't play it And the best way to do that would be to take your left hand and just put your hand on the strings. Then just play that down, Down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, Down, down, down, Down Just to get that flowing for you So let me play it for you one more time. Then I'm going to show you a kind of slightly more advanced and interesting where that you could play it. So let's just do that one more time Now down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down Way Good sooth Okay, so that would be the really most easy way that you could play it Now let me show you how you could add a little bit of spice in there So again we're still gonna have the same three chords But now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go for the bass notes So on the d string when I'm playing the d chord I'm gonna hit the d string two times I'm going to go down, down And then so I I picked that string down down d strain And then I'm gonna go down Down OK, So instead of doing those 1st 2 strums down, down, down, down, up I'm playing just the base down, down, down, down up That I'm going to the sea And then I'm hitting the fifth string and doing the same thing Down, down, down, down Okay, and then I'm going to the G in doing the exact same thing. Down, down, down, down, down, down, Down On the g m Doing it two times since that's how the court progression goes. So base base down, down, up again Here I'm hitting the fifth string with the pick down, down strum down base kick Strong down. Okay, practice bulls. And what this is gonna do is it's gonna force you to kind of learn coordination with your right hand. Have that right hand. Really be precise. And it's gonna take time. Don't be afraid to look at the string. You know, you can look down it there. Um, and with time, you won't need to look any more. So again, this is kind of the more complex way of playing, If that's too hard, just go back to that. Down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, so now I'm gonna get into the play along, and I'm going to start the play along off by just strumming, and then I'm going to do that base base down, down, up in the second part of the play along. So I gonna do about a minute of one of the many of the other. All right, let's get in the play along 37. Sweet home final PA: All right. So here we are at the play, alone again. The courts are a d see, add nine and a G again. You can find all these courts in the picture court book provided in the attachments area. All right, so let's start off the simple way first. I'm just gonna go down, down, down, down, down You with right now. I want basis. Frustrating. You can hit them every time you get there. - All right. I hope you were able to play along. If not, go back. Do it again. You surely will get it if you just stick to it. All right. I'll see in the next lesson. Thanks for watching this one. 38. The Joker Final EX: All right, so this one is gonna be really cool because we're gonna be using single notes along with chords. So this is gonna be a nice picking exercise for you as well as they exercise in switching through court. So you're going to really be learning how toe have really good coordination between your right and left hand at the same time with this chord progression. And it's also kind of a really fun melody that a lot of people will surely recognize. So let me just show you exactly how it goes and walk you through it. So the cords are gonna be course that we've already had in this course G major chord C at nine corn and the D major court, and it's gonna go like this. We're gonna hit the sixth string bass note two times. So we're gonna go 66 You were just gonna strum down on the G major. So 66 coming down. Then we're gonna play the open fifth string with our first finger second fret fifth string and with our middle finger third fret fifth string. Ah, so that's 0 to 33 down to the sea at nine Now let me play that whole thing for you one more time. So I don't kind of give you too much information here too fast. So starting off on the G major, we're going bass bass chord. Then we're playing the open fifth string. Second fret fifth string. Third fret two times. Okay. 66 strong 0 to 3 three. When I say three, I mean the third front here. I'm in the sixth string hoping not confusing. So base base zero to third, Fred two times from then, we're gonna go again on the fifth string. We're gonna go 32 There were the open D two times. Okay, so that's based Bay Strong 0 to 33 strong. They're going three to both on the fifth string Open. Dear de Strum on. Now, The last thing Just bear with me Here is fifth string again. 0 to 3333 to zero. And then it starts over. So 0 to 3333 to zero. All right, so let's play the whole thing for, you know, base base strong. 0 to 33 strong. Three to open T two times than a D accord from fifth string again. 0 to 3333 to zero Bass bass drum 0 to 33 strong 32 d day Strong zero to then with the pick Now I'm going down, Up, down, up, down You could do it all with down strokes, though Down, down, down, Down Down, Depending on how comfortable you are with the pick at this moment. All right, so now I'm gonna get in the play along for you. I'm gonna play this for a couple of minutes and then just try and play along with me once you feel ready, just so you can get a nice feeling for how the groove goes and just the general feeling of the room. All right, let's get in the play along and let's have a great time playing along with this cool progression 39. The Joker Final PA: All right. Welcome to the play Long. Let's get right into it. So we're gonna go Base base strong. 23332 Smooth. Three, 333 to 0. - I miss it there too. It's good practice. 40. 12 Bar blues explanation: already. So now let's get into a straight ahead 12 Bar blues. So let me explain to you now exactly how we're gonna play. It's gonna sound like this. So what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be swing the whole time we're gonna be going. 112233441122344 OK, so we're gonna be doing that. This is gonna be our a core. Then If I go one strings that further down, that's gonna be our d chord. And then when I go one strings that higher up than what A was gonna be on the cord and we're gonna be doing that. 11223344 on every single strength. So it's never gonna change that 11223344 is going to stay on. The same is going to stay the same whether we're on a on the deer on e. So the court progression is gonna go like this. We're gonna play the 84 times, so we're gonna go 112344112344144112344 And what I'm doing here and let me just explain to you quickly what I'm doing. So if I was going too fast there, so I'm hitting both strings. My first finger is holding the second fret, um, fourth string, when I'm playing the A and with the pick, I'm hitting down on the fifth and the fourth string at the same time. So I'm going one on one of them with my pinky. I'm just going for the fourth string fourth fret. And again I'm playing the open a string And where my pinky is the forthright fourth during the same time. Okay, so 1 to 2, 3344 Okay, so that would be one time around. 11223344 or one bar. So that same kind of fingering happens on the D court to it's just that now it's one strings that further down. So now I have open d e get I'm going. 112 2344 and have open D and I have the third string here ring at the same time. Same thing on the my first finger is on the second fret fifth string and I had open sixth string ring at the same time. So 11223344 So, with the pick, I'm always aiming on Lee to hit two strings. Okay, Okay. So now that we understand how we're picking that, let's try toe, get deeper into the court, Progressive. So again, we're turning off on the A. We're gonna play it four times. We're going to go. 112233442222334433223344 for 2 to 3, 344 down to the D two times. Wait for back to a 11233442 times. Okay, so that's four times a two times d, two times a so 4 to 2 That's leading us up to the e. We're gonna go 12 only once down to the D again. 11234 Back to the A. Also only one time. 1 to 2 44 and we're gonna end it off on the one time. So it's four bars were playing four bars on a two bars on the D That six Another two bars on a That's eight. And then we're going to the E one time the D one time a one time of the E one time, uh, finishing it off and giving us our 12 bar. So let me go through that one more time for you quickly. Still kind of talking through. And then we're gonna get to the play along where you are gonna have the chance to play along with me are Let's do it. So starting off in a four times 112 to 3 34 for 112 to 3, 344112233441122334 to the Dean. 223344112 to 3. Back to the A to tithe. Okay, E one time. Want a one Time e 22334 for the whole thing repeats. So now let's give him the play along where I'm really gonna just play this thing for a few minutes so that you can really get a feeling for how it really works, how it sounds and also try to play along with me. All right, let's get in the play on. I'm looking forward to playing with you. See, there. 41. 12 Bar Blues Final PA: All right. So here we are the play long, Let's play some blues. So we're gonna start off on the again. My first fingers on the fourth string. Second for our list. Do it. 1122334411223341231 Teoh, Down to day due to 334 for another time back Thio Thio one time 334 41. Time a one time on your one time on starts over a four times. 1234412304 back, Teoh for four on the back a four times a to up to one time One time back to a one time booth. - All right, so I hope you were able to play along with that one. And I really hope that you're enjoying playing along to the blues. All right, I'll see in the next lesson. See there. Thanks for joining me. 42. La Bamba Final Explanation: Alrighty. So welcome to this core progression. When you play this one, people are gonna just start to dance. They're not gonna be able to help themselves. So we're gonna go like this for yourself On the a major way d to you them back t So it's a todo de de de de de de a d dd dd and the storming is going to go like this or a center full a And we're gonna go down, down, up to the D down, down, And then we're gonna switch on that from the idea that e and go Um, so that's a little bit tricky. You're gonna have to practice that a little bit late player for you again so you can get a good feeling for how it works One more time. So on a major, down, down, down Then when you go to the d again after the major, we're gonna go down. So down, down, down, up, down, up, down. So actually, down, up, down, up, down, down, Down, down, Down, down, down, Down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down So really the tricky part and this one is going to be just kind of doing that e major thing going to the d really quickly from the e. Down, down, Right. But again, as all of these core progressions And since you're a beginner, you're gonna have to just take your time with this. Take it slow and just practice, you know? And of course, now we're gonna get him to play along. I'm gonna play it for you nice and slowly and just sit down with me, play along, and I'm sure you're gonna get it. So let me just explain it one more last time before we get into the explanation. So on a major, down, down to deep down, down, down, down, down, down And, um, Down. All right, So let's get in the play along now. And I'm just gonna play that for you for about two minutes, just so you can sit down and play along with me and get a really nice feeling for all right . See, there 43. La Bamba Final PA: All right, so we're gonna play along. So I'm gonna just play this for you for about two minutes. At the beginning, I'm gonna talk a little bit through it, and then I'm going to just play the guitar without talking, just so you can hear my guitar and play along with All right, let's get right into it. Starting off on a major. Down, down, down, Down, down, down. 44. Let your love shine explanation: Alrighty. So welcome to this cool court progression. This one is really, really fun to play. And it also has this really fun intro part in it. So it's gonna go like this. We're going to start off with the Angel of the whole song has three parts. The first part is the intro. The second part is diverse and the third part is the course. So the intro the first part is gonna go like this We're gonna start upon a d major and we're gonna go down, Down, down, up, Down with g Down, up, down Ok, so you play the whole thing for you a few times Just you can get a feeling for how it kind of works. So again, starting on the d major Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down Okay, so that whole thing happens two times, So the d to the G. That whole thing happened two times, and that's the entire intro. All right, So practice that went up a little bit. And now let me show you how the verse works. So we're going to start the verse, which is part two of the song And it's gonna start off on a D major And we're gonna play that four times So the storming is gonna go like this It's gonna go down, down, down That would be one time around So d major down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up Played it four times now and now we're going into a major two times down, down, up, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down back to the D Two times down, down, up, up, down, down, down, down So that was four times on the D two times on the and two times on the D And that whole sequence happens to times as well. So then plan that for you, the whole verse, and then we're gonna get into the course. And then I explain that, of course, to let me play the entire verse. Now just you can get a nice feeling for how it works. So it's getting to that. So it's considered from the D again, four times down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up down, up, down, up to a down back to the D Two times starting off of the D again four times down, down, down, down, Down Down a Down, back Down, up, up, Down, down, down, down So that's the entire verse. And now let me show you how the chorus works. So we learned the answer. We learned the core of the verse and now we're getting into the course So the course is going to go to a G major Down, down, up, down, up Two times two D down, up, up, down Two times to a down, up, up Two times with D Down, up, up, down, down, down, down So that whole sequence happens to times as well, and then it goes back into the verse. So two times on the G, two times on the D, two times on air, then two times on the D l in sequence repeats. All right, so now let me play the entire chorus for you so that you can get a good feeling for how it works. So again, we're gonna go G two times d two times a two times and d two times, and that whole sequence twice around, and that's gonna lead us back into the verse. So let's get right to it. Starting off on the G down, down, up, down, up, down Up to deep Down, up, up, down, down, Down With a down, up, up, down, down, Back to d down again the whole thing down I got to go down to a down, up, down, up, down finish Off on the deep down But back in the verse, four times Deep, down, up, down. So now I would have continued playing the verse. So now what we're gonna do is we're gonna get in the play along, and I'm gonna play the intro that I'm gonna play the verse and then I'm gonna play the chorus, and then I'm gonna go from the course back into the verse. Then we're just gonna be going through the verse and the chorus back and forth. Okay? Just get a feeling for how the two of them kind of just work together. All right, I'll see it. The play on 45. Let your love shine PA: All right, So we're going to play along. So I'm gonna play the intro, and then we're gonna just be going back and forth through the verse and the course. All right? Let's get right into its turning off on that D major down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down a Down I don't to get on the way back to D now we're going into the course. Wait, The whole thing. Letter. Ge Shan got to way to deal with Gandhi Starting off on the down, Down, down de again Way All right, Course Tithe. So back to way back to the first Down, Down, up, down, up, Down With two way one more time, Whole thing down, Down, down, down, Down Way, - wayward . Keep playing it. We just go back into the verse again. All right? I hope you like this lesson. 46. The Joker Final EX: All right, so this one is gonna be really cool because we're gonna be using single notes along with chords. So this is gonna be a nice picking exercise for you as well as they exercise in switching through court. So you're going to really be learning how toe have really good coordination between your right and left hand at the same time with this chord progression. And it's also kind of a really fun melody that a lot of people will surely recognize. So let me just show you exactly how it goes and walk you through it. So the cords are gonna be course that we've already had in this course G major chord C at nine corn and the D major court, and it's gonna go like this. We're gonna hit the sixth string bass note two times. So we're gonna go 66 You were just gonna strum down on the G major. So 66 coming down. Then we're gonna play the open fifth string with our first finger second fret fifth string and with our middle finger third fret fifth string. Ah, so that's 0 to 33 down to the sea at nine Now let me play that whole thing for you one more time. So I don't kind of give you too much information here too fast. So starting off on the G major, we're going bass bass chord. Then we're playing the open fifth string. Second fret fifth string. Third fret two times. Okay. 66 strong 0 to 3 three. When I say three, I mean the third front here. I'm in the sixth string hoping not confusing. So base base zero to third, Fred two times from then, we're gonna go again on the fifth string. We're gonna go 32 There were the open D two times. Okay, so that's based Bay Strong 0 to 33 strong. They're going three to both on the fifth string Open. Dear de Strum on. Now, The last thing Just bear with me Here is fifth string again. 0 to 3333 to zero. And then it starts over. So 0 to 3333 to zero. All right, so let's play the whole thing for, you know, base base strong. 0 to 33 strong. Three to open T two times than a D accord from fifth string again. 0 to 3333 to zero Bass bass drum 0 to 33 strong 32 d day Strong zero to then with the pick Now I'm going down, Up, down, up, down You could do it all with down strokes, though Down, down, down, Down Down, Depending on how comfortable you are with the pick at this moment. All right, so now I'm gonna get in the play along for you. I'm gonna play this for a couple of minutes and then just try and play along with me once you feel ready, just so you can get a nice feeling for how the groove goes and just the general feeling of the room. All right, let's get in the play along and let's have a great time playing along with this cool progression 47. The Joker Final PA: All right. Welcome to the play Long. Let's get right into it. So we're gonna go Base base strong. 23332 Smooth. Three, 333 to 0. - I miss it there too. It's good practice. 48. The wonderer final Ex: Alrighty. So welcome to this. Really fun to. So it's gonna go like this. The strong pattern is gonna go down, down, up, down, down town Down, down, down, down, down, down, down Okay. And we're going to starting off on a D major And we're gonna be playing that eight times on the d. C. We're gonna go down, down, down way That's gonna leave this up to the G four times down, down, down, Down, Down, Down Back to the deep Down four times to a two times. Two times, two times two way ends on the D four times. Okay, So lame. Play that for you a few more times just to get a nice feeling for it. I know I've been saying that throughout this course, but I think it's really the best way for you to learn to just hear it over and over again and kind of really get it in your ear. So let's just play it together. Play along with me now, if you can. Even though this isn't the play along just so you can get a nice vibe for so again the strumming Down, Down, down, down, down, down, down down a tithe down down four times to a down to G down dude, down down. Four times it starts over deep. Eight times five to G 4 to 4. They come in a They come with Jean. They come in deep four times thing. There's one more fun part to this tune, which is the bridge. Now the bridge on Lee has a major in it and we're gonna play that 12 times. So it really goes on, like, for a really long time. So it's just gonna go down. Down, down, down, down, down, four down, five. Down, down, Down. 12 13 time. I'm just doing a slap down. I'm sorry. I wasn't really counting perfectly there with my voice, but I played it 12 times in 13th time. I slapped down other There's kind of a little break. So 12345 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 on. Then it goes back into the verse. So in that kind of part one So that only happens once in the tomb. So you're basically just gonna play a major toe Health times. Um, then 13. Time to a slap down 14 15 16 and that brings you back to the main verse, which is the D major and eight times the same as I already showed you. Okay, so let me get in the play along now, and I'm gonna play the, um, verse a couple of times, and then I'm gonna get into that bridge. Just get a feeling for them after the bridge. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna play that verse again. Just you can see how the to fit together. All right, let's get him to play along. And let's have a great time playing this one together. I'll see you there. 49. The wonderer Final Playalong: Alrighty. So welcome to the play along. Let's get right to it. We're starting off on a D major playing eight times, so let's just get to it. Want to 34 down. Down that way. Back to Dean. Four. Time to a two times two teen to tithe. Back. T eight times 4 to 4 to four 82 times two. For now, we're gonna go to the bridge. 123456 Way! 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ant and but did two a to two d two tax way. 234 My 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 50. Blues Introduction: 123 Hey, how you doing? My name's Henry Olsen from Super Simple Guitar. And I want to welcome you to this beginner blues guitar course. So this course is for beginner level people who want to learn how to play the blues. I'm gonna be teaching you all about the cords that were involved in playing the blues. I'm gonna be teaching your cool blues turn around. You are gonna learn how to play the blues in different keys so that once you're in a kind of jam session situation, you're gonna be able to understand what key the blues is in that you're trying to play along with. So I'm really gonna be giving you a entire blues kit and understanding. So you are gonna feel comfortable in jam session situations. Every new lesson comes with a play along future. So after I'm done teaching you the way of playing the 12 Bar blues one of the ways we're gonna be learning several Um, I'm gonna have a play along, So I'm gonna play that for you, and you're gonna have the opportunity to use me as your jam session, but and was also really great. Is that all the videos also have the court progression embedded in them. So you're gonna have a really easy time following along. And once you're ready, you're gonna be able to play along with me and have that really interactive jam session experience. And that's really gonna give you the confidence that you need to play with other musicians . All of the lessons also come with downloadable PdF. So So that any time you want to take your show on the road, just pack up those pdf's and you will be able to play along with these. So that's about it. The course, of course, comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. So if you're not 100% happy and satisfied with the material that I'm teaching, just ask for a refund. And it's absolutely no problem. You'll get your money back right away. All right, that's about it. Thanks for checking out this course, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you inside. All right. My name is Henry Olsen. No way. I'll see you inside the course. See? There 51. 1 12 bar blues using chords: All right. So welcome to our 1st 12 bar blues in the Blues Volume two course. So we're going to start off playing full chords in the Volume one. I kind of really simplified the courts as much as I possibly could, and we were only playing two nodes, which is really cool if you're a beginner. But now they were getting into volume two. What I want to do is show you some basic blues chords and we're gonna be adding little melody note to them we're gonna be adding little embellishments to them. But for now, let me show you the most basic kind of way that we could play this. So we're gonna be using a a seven chord. And in the chord book you can see how I'm holding these courts so I can explain it to you if you want to Really quick with my ring finger. I'm on the second fret second string and with my middle finger, I'm on the fourth string. Second fret. Okay, so it's the same with a major just without this finger. And actually, I'm playing with these two fingers. Okay, But that's taken, remember? Like a major without the middle, noting. Okay. Okay, so that's a seven. Next court is gonna be a D seven and then kind of looks like a d flipped around. So if you took a d and you flipped it backwards, it would look like a D seven, okay? And then our last court is going to be a E seven and we're going to plant like this. Actually, we're gonna play it like this. So we're gonna play e maser the way you would normally learn it. And we are going to be adding our pinky on the third fret. Second string. Okay, that's one way that we could do it. If that's too hard to get your little pinkie down here, what you could Dio is playing normally, major, and just lift off the ring finger. That's also e seven, but it doesn't sound as kind of blues es when you have this seven here on the melody. Okay, so if it's too hard for you to still play with your pinky down here, don't worry. Just play e major and get rid of this finger. Okay, so this is gonna be the most basic possible way that you could kind of strum through a 12 bar blues. So we're in the key of a and we're just going to go down, down, down, down. And that's gonna be our strumming. Okay? And that's one bar. So on the little she here, you'll see a seven and one line, and that represents one line. Okay, so we're gonna play starting off four times. So 123 down. 123 Down. 123 I was three times, and now we're moving on to the D seven. So I play the A 74 times. Down, Down, down, down, up. Right now. We're moving on to the D seven. 123 down, up 12 times. Okay, then back to the A. 123 to tithe. E seven. I gotta play the most simple way possible. Now, at the beginning, want to three down, up to D 7123 down, up and back to the A C 01 time and handing it off on the way. Okay, So if you remember from the volume one bluest course, I'm still playing that exact same 12 bar blues pattern as we learned there. So four times on a two terms in the D two times on a e d a. Than any on e. Okay. And that's kind of our standard 12 bar blues. All right, so what I'm going to do now is I'm gonna get into the play along, and we're gonna play this together a couple of times, and then in the lessons that air coming, I'm going to show you how to spice up these chords were gonna be learning some turnarounds , and, um, I'm gonna definitely turn you into a blues machine. All right, So let's get in the play along now and let's play these nice, bluesy chords together. I'll see you there. 52. 2 12 bar blues using chords PA: Alrighty. So welcome the plan long. Let's get right into it. So we're starting off on the A seven and again the strumming is down. Down, down, down! OK, so let's play together. 123 to free. Down, Down four Down. Two D to three down d a second time. Back to pain to three down A 23 Down to three. Down deep to three down of a to free Down. So that was one circle Starting again. 84 times. Second time. Third time. More time Going to the D down down to the D. A second time backed pain down. Another time A to the you now use my pinky d to a starting over time. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down! Deep down, back to pay down, down again A down to the He added my pinky back to finishing. Okay, so we played it three times now. And the one word one last thing that I want to kind of point out is when I go to this e seven here, it's tricky to get that little finger down there. So if you want to play it that way, first play the major. Make sure you grab the major and it's ringing. And then add the pinky. So have this be your top priority, the e shape. And once that is sitting there and ring, then at the pinky. Okay, you don't have to have the pinky come at the exact same time as the e. Okay, so that's a little trick there for you. And you can use that little trick for other chords as well. But this is really a perfect example of where you could do that. So grab that he major. And again, you could either play it like this or like this. If you choose to play like this, grab the major and then on the pink. So down, down, down, down. See that first down? I didn't have my pinky on it than the rest of them I did. Okay, so that's a little hack that you can use their All right. So that was a kind of most basic 12 bar blues using chords. And now let's get into some more really fun ways of planes. All right. Thanks for watching this lesson. CNX wants either 53. 3 bar blues bass first: All right. So welcome to this lesson. So now what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be adding in a bass note to start our court off. And what that's going to do is really define the court center for the listeners year, okay? And it's it's a really kind of way to spice a great way to spicing up your cords and make them sound a little bit more interesting and sophisticated. Okay, so in a previous listen, we were just going down, down, down, down, up. And now we're gonna be doing is take the bass note and have that be our first note in the progression. So we're gonna be going based Down, down, down base. Down, down, down. Okay, so on a major, our base is gonna be the A string on our d seven. I said a major, but I mean a seven. It is still a major chord. I don't want to be confused. So on the 87 we're gonna be playing the fifth string bass on the D seven. We're gonna be playing the fourth string bass and on the E seven, we're going to play in the sixth string bass So let me just show you really quickly how that would look. Then we're gonna play it together, so it's gonna be based down, down, down a base, down, down, down and again four times on the A two times on the d. So the progression is never gonna change. We're just gonna be adding, um, a little bit of flavor in there. And you could do this either with your thumb. Then calm down on the strings kind of with your first finger. So And you see, with my first finger that I just kind of down up Clapton does that a lot. You could do that or you could do the whole thing with your thumb bays down, down, down. Or, of course, if you wanna, um, practice with a pick, that would also be great. Practice with the pick in developing your accuracy with the pick. So it's great because you have to practice 1st 5th string bass. Then you have to practice hitting the fourth string bass, and then you have to practice Sixth Street. So you'd be practicing all three bass notes with the pick hitting it. So I highly recommend recommend that as well in this play along that we're gonna be doing now, I'm still gonna be using my fingers. But I want you to really also experiment with a pick. Okay? All right. So let's give him the play along. Now. I'm gonna play nice and slowly if you don't have a pick or you don't feel comfortable with the pick. Feel free to use your fingers now still, but, um, eventually, If you want to learn how to play with a pick, this is a great picking excess. All right, So let's get in the play along now. And let's, um, play this 12 bar blues. See there. 54. 4 12 bar blues bass first PA: All right, so let's get right into it. So we're going to be going. 123 based. Down, down, down A base. Down, down, Down. Based based. Down, down, down A base Down, down, down Face down today Starting over. Face down, Face down, down. Down A base down, down, down A face. Start over to e picky later on. All right. One last time. Face fourth string things. Alrighty. So I hope that is comfortable for you to play. Leave me your comments. Leave me your questions if you have any. And also in the Facebook group. Of course. I'd love to see you playing this. So if you feel comfortable, record yourself uploaded and will definitely be cheering you on in there. All right, let's move on to the next lesson. Thanks for watching us. All right. I'll see you there. 55. 5 12 bar blues more groove: already so welcome to this lesson. So in this lesson, what I'm gonna be doing is we're still going to be playing that bass first. And what I want to do now is kind of at a little bit more of a groovy strumming pattern in there. So you could again either do this with a pick or you could do it with your fingers. I'm gonna be using my first finger to just gently stroked down and then come back up on the strings so you can practice that a little bit if you want to play with your fingers. Or, of course, you could use a pick on play with the pick. Whatever is more comfortable for you. So if you're gonna use your fingers, I recommend using your first finger and just gently coming down on the strings and getting your first finger used to that motion of just kind of this down off and you're probably gonna get stuck when you start to do this. It's not gonna be perfect at the beginning, but you have to get comfortable with things not being perfect and just working through them . So let me show you the strong pattern. Now it's gonna be based down a face down. Okay? And that's one bar. Okay, so on a we're gonna be doing it four times based down, face down, Okay, four times on the D. Same thing. Except we're gonna be using the fourth string for a base and on the e seven. Of course, the same thing except of sixth string bass. Um, one more thing to point out when you're going up, you don't need to hit the entire corn. It's enough kind of to hit the 1st 23 strengths. So face down. See that I'm just generally going for the 1st 2 to 3 strings. Okay, So base down based down. All right, again, if you're more comfortable with the pick base down down again. A very, very good exercise for getting precision with your pick. All right, so let's get in the play along now and let's play this kind of slightly more groovy strumming pattern to this 12 bar blues. All right, I'll see it. The playoffs. See? There 56. 6 12 bar blues more groove PA: Alrighty. So welcome to play along. Let's get right into it. So we're gonna be going based down a based down again. You could either use a pick or use your finger. Um, or where you could do is play it one time with the pick one time with your fingers, just so you get your technique down both with a pick and with fingers, depending on how crazy you want to get with your practice. Uh, plan. All right, so let's get into it now. We're gonna start up on a seven. Okay? 123 Based. Down these down. Face down things based down these base de down Way two e seven de a E. Based down face Down based Down based. Down based two D Down based. Down that way up to the base. Down based Dean. Starting over. You know, even I missed. Don't give yourself a hard time if you miss. Thanks. Down these Dean Face down based that way too. E face down face ending it off one last time. Based. - All right. So again, I was playing that e seven most of time. Just like this. The more totally simplified way then occasionally I played it like this to again. Both work. Feel free to try to play both. Um, yeah. And don't give yourself a hard time if you don't hit the base every time. Even I missed the base. So just be patient with yourself. This is a really great thing to practice. Of course not just for the blues. Once you have your technique down, you can use it for any kind of style of music. OK, so this is gonna be valuable for you, no matter what style you're playing. OK? All right. So I'll see you the next lesson. I will see their Thanks for watching this one by 57. 7 12 bar blues arpegio: All right, so check out this really cool new way of playing the 12 bar blues. So what we're gonna be doing now is we're gonna be arpeggio hating the notes, and all that means is that we're going to play in the notes instead of as a cord when we play them. Kind of all at once. Were you playing? We're gonna play them as single notes. So, um, what I'm gonna be doing in this lesson is using my fingers again. Um, but of course, you could do this with a pig as well. So the pattern that we're gonna be using now we're still in playing the same 12 bar blues pattern with the four times a two times D and so on. But with the right hand, the notes that we're gonna be picking is gonna go like this. So it's always gonna be face first. Then 12 three. If you're playing with your fingers, What I want you to learn how to do is use your ring finger for the first string, your middle finger for the second string and your first finger for the third string. But then your thumb is always gonna be playing the basis. So we're gonna go base 123 then strum. Okay? And again, if you're doing this with a pick, then you could just pick those notes. So base 123 strong. Okay, You want eventually learn how to do both if you're serious about learning the guitar, But I'm just because I don't want make it try to be too loud. I'm showing how you could do with your fingers in this lesson. Okay, so let's run through it one time together, and then we're gonna move on to the d chord. So one more time, bays. 123 strong. Okay. And that happens four times. Let me just play that for you now. Base 123 Strong base. Want to three Strong base. 123 Strong base. Want to three strung on. That's leading us into a D seven. And the cool part actually here is that we're also gonna be playing bass. Except now our bases, the fourth strings that's were playing a D chord. And after the base, everything stays the same. So after the base, it's again gonna be 123 strong. Okay, you could strum all four strings where you could just three strings. Don't worry about too many details. Let your year decide what sounds good. Okay, so that's gonna happen to times back Teoh e again. You could play that easier E seven without these two fingers, so they're in the air. I don't know if you can see that with the camera here. Same strumming pattern or picking patterns so based. Want to breeze from Or you could do it with that pinky there. Base 123 problems. You didn't ring now for me One more time. Base 123 Sounds a little bit more bluesy with that. No, but I know it's not easy for beginners to play that, so don't worry. If you can't get that so warm or time to recap, it's always gonna be based. 123 strong. Okay, so let's get into play along now, and I'm gonna play it really nice and slowly for you. And hopefully you'll be able to play along. Now, this is a little bit more tricky than that stuff that we did all the way at the beginning of this course. But in time you will surely be able to play, and it definitely sounds really cool. All right, so I'll see you at the play on injustice, either. 58. 8 12 bar blues arpegio PA: Alrighty. So welcome to play along. So we're gonna be going like this base 123 strung. Okay. And that's what we're gonna be doing all of the courts. So just to keep things simple, I'm gonna be playing the E seven without my pinky. Just to make it nice isn't before if you feel like you can grab that pinky, um, note. Be my guest. It'll sound good if you play that even though I'm playing this. Okay, so during the play along, you can play either way. So let's do it. Starting off on the A four times, So want to three based 123 strong things. 123 Strong things want three Strong base. Teoh a D base 123 Strong base. 123 Strahm. Way to E seven. Back to D C. O. Finishing off on the Okay. Starting over base 123 Strong base. Want to three. Strong base. 123 Strong to the D. 123 strong. 123 strong. A 123 Strong base. Want 32 that want strong to dio. Fact A Want to three strong. Finishing off. Okay. Base one breeze. Thanks. Want to three strong base? Want to three strong fourth string bass again? That way to that, he wants to strong to a finishing off of the one more time. Thanks. 123 strong face. 123 Strong base. Want to three strong base way hard. So I could get a little improvisation there at the end. So I hope that you're having a good time playing this again. You could use a pick to pick those notes. Or you could do it as a nice little finger. Exercise a great finger exercise to get your fingers really used to playing and finding the correct notes. All right, so I will see you in the next lesson. Thanks for checking this one. See there by way. 59. 9 12 bar blues turnaround: All right, So now it's time to learn one of the funnest things when playing the Bluth. And that is a turn around what's called a turnaround. So we can either use a turnaround in the intro, or we can use it as a turnaround to be able to keep playing the 12 bar blues. So first I'm gonna teach you the turnaround, and then we're gonna play a blues, and I'm gonna show you where to start playing the turnaround in the progression. So it's gonna go like this since we're in the key of a we're going to be playing the turnaround in that key. So what I want you to do is take that d seven the way that we have been playing it the whole time and just push it up the fretboard so that your middle finger is on the ninth. Fret. Okay, And now what I'm gonna want you to do again, you can either do this with your fingers or with a pick. He's play first, the third string or than the first and second strings together. OK, so that's third string first and second string together, and then we're gonna finish it off with the third string. So that's and again, you could either do that with your fingers or with the pick. So one more time, ninth fret thing. Then we're gonna take that same shape and just go one fret down the neck and play the same exact thing. One fright further down. And now the last shape that we're gonna play with our fingers is with our first finger. We're gonna be barring down on the first and second string and with the middle finger, we're going to be playing the third string sixth fret. So we're barring first and second string on the fifth Threat and with our middle finger were playing the third String six threat. This might be a little bit tricky for you to play at the beginning, but keep practicing it, and I'm sure you'll get it. Okay, So let me put all that together. No for you. So again, I'm with nine. Fight with the middle finger here. Third string first and second string together than any Get on third string Fret down again a Fred down and our ending it off. And these three were just gonna strum okay, so you could do that with your thumb. Or you could just play them like that with your fingers. Okay? It's the last time, and then we're gonna end it with this shape here. So with my middle finger, I'm on the eighth fret fifth string with my first finger. I'm on the seventh fret fourth string, and with my ring finger, I'm on the third string a threat. So these two are both on eighth front, and my first finger is on the seventh. Fret they were just gonna play those three together, e go one further back. So Okay, I put the whole thing together for, you know, on that's gonna lead us into our core progression. Okay, so now we did it as it in true. And what I'm gonna do now in the next lesson is I'm gonna be first playing as a intro, and then I'm going to show you how to do it in the middle of the court progression. Okay, so practice this now a little bit. I don't see the next list. All right, I'll see you there. 60. 10 12 bar blues turnaround placement: All right. So now you know how to play the turn around. Let me show you how to at it inside of the court progression. So I'm going to start our lesson using the turnaround. So let's do it now. We're in the court progression, and you could play any way you want to. You could go where you could do that. Oh, that doesn't matter. Okay, So play however you want, Teoh and let me now I'm just gonna play it the most simple way so I can show you where it comes in the turnaround. So four times on the a r two d, two times back to a two times and now we're going to that. We want time two D and on now, instead of playing the A one entire time, then e one entire time. We're only gonna play that last eight once. Okay, so from that e that first e 12345123 down on game. Okay, so we're gonna hit that last day, and then we're gonna go into the turnaround. So instead of going down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Playing the entire A playing the entire e and then starting over. We're playing that first ead down, down, down, down Deep, down, down, down. Then it starts over. Okay, so obviously it's a little bit more tricky than just playing those last four bars, But it definitely adds in a lot of spice and makes your blues playing much, much more interesting. And if you play it to somebody, you will definitely see their ears pop up when you go into a turnaround. Okay, so what I'm going to do now is we're gonna play the play along to this, and I'm going to first play as a intro. And then I'm gonna add it into our play along so that you can get a really, really nice feeling for where the turnaround comes. All right, I'll see it. The playoffs. 61. 11 12 bar blues turnaround PA: All right. So now you know how to play the turn around. Let me show you how to at it inside of the court progression. So I'm going to start our lesson using the turnaround. So let's do it now. We're in the court progression, and you could play any way you want to. You could go where you could do that. Oh, that doesn't matter. Okay, So play however you want, Teoh and let me now I'm just gonna play it the most simple way so I can show you where it comes in the turnaround. So four times on the a r two d, two times back to a two times and now we're going to that. We want time two D and on now, instead of playing the A one entire time, then e one entire time. We're only gonna play that last eight once. Okay, so from that e that first e 12345123 down on game. Okay, so we're gonna hit that last day, and then we're gonna go into the turnaround. So instead of going down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Playing the entire A playing the entire e and then starting over. We're playing that first ead down, down, down, down, Deep, down, down, down! Then it starts over. Okay, so obviously it's a little bit more tricky than just playing those last four bars. But it definitely adds in a lot of spice and makes your blues playing much, much more interesting. And if you play it to somebody, you will definitely see their ears pop up when you go into a turnaround. Okay, so what I'm going to do now is we're gonna play the play along to this, and I'm going to first play as a intro. And then I'm gonna add it into our play along so that you can get a really, really nice feeling for where the turnaround comes. All right, I'll see it. The playoffs. Alrighty. So welcome to play along. Let's get right into it again. I'm not using a pick, but you can if you feel more comfortable playing with a pick. So it's going to go like this. We're going to go start off with the with the turnaround as our intro. So 123 down, down, down, down, Down, down, down. I'm playing in the most simple way possible just so we can focus on that turnaround d two times, Booth, First East coming up, down, down, down a deep, down, down, down on start over four times that way back to a to two d 7th 1 time a one time down, down and is tricky to go from that a all the way over here. So you can hear that I'm also kind of sliding eso after his last day. I kind of put my middle finger on the third string and slide up to the ninth string. That and that buys me time rather than going to see that. All right, so it doesn't have to be perfect, and it doesn't have to be perfectly in time. I just want you to have something cool to play. I want you to know what a turnaround is. And I want you to just have a really fun time adding these turnarounds into your playing, and in time you will get faster, and this will become much more easier for you. Okay, so those were your that was your basic 12 bar blues using a turn around. And, um, if you have any questions? The comments section I'm always there for you. So feel free to ask questions. And I will see you in the next lesson. All right, See that? Thanks for watching this one. 62. 12 12 bar blues turnaround nr: already. So welcome to another lesson in this. Listen, I'm gonna be showing you another turnaround in the key of a again since we've been playing in the key of a throughout this entire course. So this turn around again, you can use either as a intro or you can put it in the same exact place that we put it into our previous 12 bar blues. Okay? It never changes the the positioning of where you start playing the turnaround. Okay, so let me teach you the turn around. Now it goes like this with my middle finger. I'm on the fourth string fifth fret. And with my ring finger, I'm on the first string fifth fret. Okay? And what I'm gonna be doing is I'm gonna play the fourth string. Then I'm gonna play the first string and then play the fourth String it So the same as we do down here. Except down here. We played two strings after the third strength here. We're only playing one street. OK, so base first string bass, he then we're gonna walk that down with our first finger. This finger stays where it is. Okay, so that's now we're gonna have to stretch a little bit. Okay, so I'm at the third fret fourth string. Now, this finger is still staying where it was in the beginning. So and then with my first finger, I'm going to the, um, second fret fourth string, and I'm releasing this note. So I have the open e string and this note on playing those two together, so really slowly. Okay, You could also use your pinky if it's too much of a stretch for you. So you could go. I like to use my ring finger because I can kind of make that stretch, but if it's too hard, you could also try with the pinky. Okay. All right. So that's and now we're just gonna play E Major with the down stroke there, we're gonna add that seventh there on the third fret second string, and with upstroke, we're gonna play it. So that's that. First, without it tricky. But if you practise enough, you will be able to get okay, so all together, really nice and slow thing. Then it goes into the core progression. Okay, so we are not going to be doing a play along on this one. Sends its just another turnaround. And since in the previous lesson, I already taught you where to put the turnarounds when you're playing the court progression after you play that you think, Oh, that d I ended off a just slide into that. Oh, okay. Then you repeat the court progression, you start over. All right? So I'm not going to play along because I don't really think you need. If you feel that you need it. Leave me a comment and I will add a video to this course with the play. Learn. How cool would that be? All right, so let's move on. I've taught you to really cool turnarounds. Now we've learned lots of different variations of playing the 12 I blues. Now I want to show you what's called a quick change blues. And that's just a slightly different way of playing the court progression. So I'll see in the next lesson with the quick change. All right, See, there 63. 13 12 bar blues quickchange: Alrighty. So welcome to this next lesson. So in this lesson, we're gonna be learning what's called the quick change. So we're still be playing a 12 bar blues just now instead of playing that first chord, which, in our case, now is it a we're gonna be playing four times. We're only going to be playing at one time. So one bar. So normally we go down, down, down, down, up four times. And with the quick change, we're only playing it once. And that's why it's called the quick change since you changed so quickly, Right? Okay. So I'm gonna walk you through the court perversion now. And one thing that's important to know here is that, um, everything that we've done so far in the course is still gonna work. So the, uh is still gonna work? Except now, at the beginning, you're not gonna play it four times. You're only gonna play it once or the airplane that four times your gonna play it once. OK, so all the stuff that we've already learned is still totally relevant. Just now we're switching the court progression around a little bit. So let me walk you through the 12 bar blues Quick change now so that you can get a good feeling for how it kind of feels. And then, of course, we're going to the play along so you can get even better feeling Okay, So we're gonna start off on the A and I'm gonna do the most simple storming the down, down, down, down, up. Okay, so starting on the A, we're gonna go down, down, down, down. Then we're gonna go straight to the D 70. That was a quick change on. Now we're going back to the A two times, right down the deed to time times, Booth E seven. And now, starting from here. Um, on the ninth bar, everything is going to stay the same as it waas. Okay, so, um, the court progression isn't gonna be any different than what we've learned so far. Starting from here. So we're gonna play E one time the one time a one time e one time. And if you want to do the turnaround, you'd still put it in the exact same place he played e one time two d one time. Then you do the A, then move into the turnaround. Okay? so we're gonna give him the play along. Now, I'm gonna play the quick change for you a couple of times so that you can get a really, really nice feeling for how it works. All right. Okay. So I'll see you at the play. Long see there. 64. 14 12 bar blues quick change PA: already. So welcome to play along. Let's get right into it. So we're gonna be playing a regular 12 bar blues using the quick change. So it's gonna be the quick change 12 Bar blues. And any time you're at a jam session, that's what the person that's kind of leading the session will say he'll say either blues and A which is what we've played so far or he or she will say Quick change in a Okay, so those are the two kind of really standard ways of playing the blues. Right? So we're gonna play the quick change now again on Lee. One time on a at the beginning, one time, two D, two times, two a and so on. I have it down here for you. So let's get right into it. Starting off on a and I'm going to strum the most simple way possible. So we're just gonna be going down, down, down, down with the strumming. Okay. All right. I want to three fact a two times to the d to tithe from here on is the same as we've played it the whole time. Turning it off. Okay, One more time. Way over to the Oh, wait. OK, one more time. Now we're gonna put the turnaround in there two times on down. Teoh to E one. Time d Now do the player turnaround. Okay, so you see, I did the turnaround as we were doing it all along. Okay, so the 1st 8 bars are different than the standard way that we've been playing. The whole course of the last four bars are exactly the same as what we've been doing so far throughout both the volume one and now Volume two of this course. Okay, so that is your quick change blues. I hope you liked it. And I will see you in the next lesson. See there. Thanks for watching by. 65. 15 12 bar blues in E: Alrighty. So now that we've covered blues in a in the key of a throughout this entire course, it's time for me to teach you how to play Blue's the 12 Bar Blues in the key of E. Okay, so we're gonna be learning in the key of E now. And then after that, I'm going to show you how to play in any key. So let's just start off with the Q E now. And I'm gonna be doing the standard blues. So we're not going to during the quick change. We're going to be playing it the way that we've played it all up to now, except with the exception of the quick change. So it's gonna go e 74 times. You could again play the seven like this. Then it's gonna go a seven. You could play the A either like this where you could add your pinky onto this string. The first string third fret. Or you could even do a bar chord over the 1st 4 strings counting from the bottom up and add your middle finger here on the third fret first ring. Okay, so those are a couple possibilities for the A so e four times way goto a two times back to the two times. Right? So that's a bar so far, then we're gonna be playing a B seven. Okay, so that looks like this. My middle finger is on the second fret fifth string. My first finger is on the third string. First fret. My ring finger is on the third string. Second fret, and my pinky is on the first string. Second fret, and I'm playing the open second string, okay? And we're only playing five strings. So that's gonna happen once back to the back to the e. That ending it off on the bean. Okay, so of course we're gonna get in the play along. Now I'm gonna teach you exactly how to play in the key of e on. And then once we do that, as I said, I'm gonna show you. I'm sorry. I'm gonna show you how to play in all different keys using bar chords. So the last part of this course is going to use bar chords. If that's too advanced for you, then don't worry. You can play a lot of blues in the key of a in the key of E. That's kind of like standard to he's. But of course, within jams oceans, it does get played in the key of G when the key of C or in any other key except F like you won't see it very often. Okay, so anyways, let's get in the play along now. And I'm going to show you how to play the 12 Bar blues in the key of e. One last thing that I want to point out. We could do any of those variations that we've already done A so we could just play it down , down, down, down, up. Or we could do that based down based down. Or we could do the arpeggio so all of that still remains. Okay, all the stuff we learned so far still remains just now we're playing it in a different key . Okay, so I'll see you at the play along. Let's play this 12 bar blues together. See there by 66. 16 12 bar blues in E PA: All right. So welcome to the 12 Bar Blues in the key of E. So I'm gonna again keep that e major. Very simple. I'm not going to use the pinky version. If you want to use the pinky version, be my guest. You'll still sound very good. So we're starting off on e seven. Okay, So and I have a strong it like this. Down, Dan. Down, down, down. That first drawing pattern that we learned. Okay, so let's get right into it. 123 Down, down, down. Down to a set. Two times back to P 72 times I came to that be seven to a seven two he seven than handing it off on the B 74 times he down to a down, down, down A Down to that. Down, down, down, down. Down To the way to a scythe. Backed down, down, down. Starting over one more time. Down, down, down, Down. Down to a few times, Two times going into the big Down, down, down, down way. All right. So that was the most basic way of playing 12 bar blues in the key of E. So there's one more thing that I want to show you, and we're gonna be learning that in the next lesson. All right. See you there either. By 67. 17 12 bar blues in E turnaround placement: already. So what would the 12 Bar Blues be in the key of E without a turnaround? Right, So let's learn one single turnaround for the key of E. And what I want you to notice here is how similar it is to the one that we've already learned in the key of a Okay, so check it out. We're gonna be using that same exact shape as we use in the key of a It's just that now we're going to be on the fourth fret, and it's gonna be totally identical. So it's gonna be third string. So I hit the fourth string accidentally third string replaying the first and second string together. I think I'm gonna be playing third string another time so that they were just gonna walk it down the same as we did on a in the key of a And now, for the last one with my first finger, I'm gonna jump appear to the third string. First fret your play the 1st 2nd and third string together. Okay, so that's then to end it off, you might recognize this shape. It's the exact same one that we used in the key of a is just the Now we're at the third fret and the second friend So it's middle finger on the third fret fifth string, first finger on the second fret fourth string and ring finger on the third string. Third fret okay? And I'm only playing those three notes walking it down. The only difference now is that I could put my pinkie on the first string. After I've done that, I'm adding my pinky and you can see now this is a B seven court. Now that I've had in my pinky, right, you could just do to Strong's downwards. So things start over. OK, so one more thing that I need to tell you about the turnaround, of course, is the placement of where are we gonna put it in? We're gonna put it in in the exact same place that we put in in the key of a. The placement of the turnaround never changes. Whether in the key of G or a or E, it's always going to start on that ninth bar. So we're gonna play E four times a two times e to times the then then comes in e. Okay, it actually comes in on the 11th bar. So I said The I said the ninth on the 11th bar. So four times E. That's four bars, two times a that six bars, another two Barzee. That's a bars one on B. That's the nine Bar one on a this 10 bar. Then we're just gonna hit that one time. Right on 11 part, then turnaround comes. Okay. All right. So let's get into the play along now, and I'm going to be adding that cool Turn around into our court progression here in the key V. Alright, See the play along And I hope you're ready. All right, let's play the blues. Yeah, See you there. 68. 18 12 bar blues in E turnaround PA: already. So welcome to the play along again. So what we're gonna be doing is I'm going to be using that really simple strumming pattern again. And with my left hand, I'm going to be playing the E without my ring finger just to keep things nice and simple for you. Okay, so want to three fall down? Down, down, down, Down and down Four times to the A Down, down, down a second time back to be down to to be 72 a were hit you one time way strings. A little bit too hard there. So you see, you have to be careful, Teoh. A down, down, down To that way. The one time to a one time to wait way to Yeah, I think in their down one last time way . All right, so a couple of things I wanted to point out. Now you could see I started off playing at the most simple possible way on that e major. And then it started at he my pinky every once in a while. And that gives you a nice little effect and kind of feeling of movement. So down, down, down. I'm on the last down, up. I was adding in my pinky than I was leaving it out. And then I was putting it back in again and then taking it off. So that is an option if it's not too hard for you. I did the same thing on the A seven. Down, down, down, down, down, down. And one last thing that I wanted to point out that it did in the play along is at that last B seven. Um, before I go to the last year. What I did is a hit i e. With my right hand, I muted out the strings so it's be seven to a And then when I hit that last E with my right hand hit strings, then I come down on them, which is silencing the guitar again. OK, so I want to wear down. Then I'm moving with way. Okay, so these are all things that you can play around with. Don't be afraid to test things out and do your own thing. Please feel free toe. Poke your pinky around and play those melody notes. And don't worry about whether you're putting in on the first down of the second down. of the fourth. Just try to play around a little bit the same as a child place and find new sounds and new kind of possibilities within all the things I'm teaching you and also going out of the things that I'm teaching you. So experiment and discover for yourself as well. All right, so I hope that makes sense. Thanks for checking out this lesson. I will see very soon. Bye bye. 69. 19 12 bar blues in different keys: already. So welcome to the last kind of part of this course. So now we're gonna be learning how to play the 12 bar blues in any key. So what's important to know is that the 12 bar blues is what's called a 145 core progressions. That means you're playing the first chord, the fourth chord and the fifth chord in the key that the blues is in or the key that the song is in. So I don't want to overcomplicate things for you now. But just so you know, we're playing the 1st 4th and the fifth when it comes to blues. So what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be using bar chords now. Okay, So what I'm gonna want you to do is if you can play the f major chord. What I want to do is grab the f major and release your pinky. So if you can't play the f major here, you don't know that cord. You can find these courts in the picture court book that comes along with this course, so check that out, and if you already know it, then grab your f major, release your pinky on. What that's doing now is giving us a F seven court. Okay, So if we want to turn this shape this F seven shape into a G seven, we are going to be pushing it over here to the G. So a couple of things now, how are you gonna know that this is a G? Well, you have to memorize the notes on the sixth string. So if you already are a member to my month in membership, you just have to watch the fretboard mastery course and explain all of that in there. If you're not a member, that I'm gonna give you a quick explanation here just so you can have a good idea for how it works. So within that picture court book that's included in this course, I show you exactly the names of the notes on the sixth string on the fifth string and on the fourth string. So you're gonna have toe either look at the book to know the names of the notes or what's even better. Once you've checked out that book, put it to memory. So read the book. I also explained everything in the book, put it to memory so that you know the names of the sixth string. Uh, notes. Okay, so this is the note, g. And when I do this, I pushed that F seven shape to G the note G and the entire shape also moved to a G seven because this note is going to determine the name of the entire court. And that is the rule. If I go further down the neck so it doesn't matter where I go, the sixth string note is going to determine the name of the court. So now I'm at the note A and this is now a seven court. OK, G said si seven d seven and so on. So it assumes, you know, the names of the notes on the sixth string. You can just push this shape anywhere on the fretboard, and that's gonna be giving you 1/7 chord. And you're gonna determine what seven court by the name of the sixth string note. Okay, I hope that makes sense. And that's gonna be our one Ford. Okay, So the blues, as I said, has a one chord in a four chord and a five. So now let me show you where the four and the five chords are so that you know how to play a 12 bar blues all over the fretboard. So the one chord, as I said, is gonna have this shape. This seven shape on the four chord is going to have this shape. So this is the same as a C seven that you can also find in my picture court book. And what we're going to do now is we're just gonna push this up the fretboard again to the note that we're trying to play. So the same ones we learned on the sixth string the name is no. On the sixth string is gonna determine the cord name. The same rule is, um, applies here. So right now I'm on the note D and this is giving me a D seven. Okay, So the Onley kind of exception here is that for the d seven, I'm on Lee going to be playing four strings. So maybe playing the 5th 4th 3rd and second string. Okay. Oh, here. So to keep this example in a familiar key, we're gonna be learning this 12 bar blues in the key of a So I'm grabbing that a seven. And that's my first court. My one. The key that the blows is in the fourth chord or the second core that we're going to be playing is going to be a D seven. So that's that shape that I just showed you. It's right here. And our fifth chord is gonna be this exact same shape. Just put two fronts further up. So that means that the first of the blues is this note. The fourth of the blues is this note. And the fifth of the blows is this note. Okay, so a seven. D seven and e seven. Okay. And these are the exact same chords that were playing before. Just now we're playing them on a different position on the fretboard. Okay, so you're one. If you start here, is always gonna be here in the key of a Then the four is always going to be directly under that first note. So the four is always, always, always gonna be here, and the five is always, always, always gonna be two friends further up. Okay, so that was a a seven. This is a D seven e seven. Okay. And that's my one quart of a my 4/4 of a and my five chord of a Okay, So to play a 12 bar blues in the key of a all we have to do is play these three chords So we play a four times down, down, down, down, up four times we or the d down, down, down, down, up Two times we go back today and then we go Way way ended up on the same as we learned to hear just now we're playing it up here at this a which is the same chord. I'm just playing on a different part of the fretboard. The same is on a piano you have. See here you have. See here you have. See, here we have a here we have a here. We have a in other positions on the fretboard as well. Okay, Okay. So that is your 12 bar blues in the key of a using this system. So let's say you want to play the 12 Bar blues in the key of G. Well, you'd have to know that G is right here. You take this now as your first court. Okay, so this is gonna be our first chord. There's gonna be our second quarter that we play or the fourth in the key of G on. This is gonna be our last court. So the Sam as we did in the key of a Now we're just doing it to France further down that entire thing. So we go down, down, down. I got four times way play this chord. We go back then This is gonna be our last four, I think the exact same as I showed you here. We're gonna be using those same shapes. We're gonna play them for the same amount of time. Just now, we're in the key of G. So let's say you want to play in the key of C. No problem. We're gonna take our first shape and we're gonna push it to the notes. See on now, this is gonna be my first court is gonna sing a corn is gonna be my last word. Okay, so the same as we've been doing the whole time. U k G. Okay, so what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna do a play along where we're gonna be playing the blues first in the key of a then in the key of G, then in the key of C and then in the key of let's say g sharp just so you can see how it never changes how these shapes never change. And all you're gonna have to know and remember is the notes of the sixth string so that you know what? No, you're on and therefore what key you're in. Okay, so I know this was a lot of information in this one lesson, but if you maybe watch it a few times and now in the play along tryingto play with me, if you can play these bar chords, it will start to make sense. So let's get in the play along now and let's play the 12 bar blues in a couple of different keys. All right, see there. Take it easy. By 70. 20 12 bar blues in different keys PA: Alrighty. So loving the play alone. So now we're going to be playing 12 bar blues as we're doing the entire time just in different keys. So I'm gonna start off in the key of a Then we're gonna play in the key of G, and they're going to play in the key of C. And I might even played in G sharp. Okay, so let's start off with the key of a want to three full. Down, down, down, down, down, Down, Down. Four times now, we're gonna go to our next chord, which is a D 72 times back. A scythe. No way G seven and ending it all on the season event you would repeat. So that was the entire court progression in the key of a. Now, let's do it in the key of G. Just you can see how the shapes are always gonna be in the same exact place from where you started. So let's do it in the key of G four times. Want our playing a C seven? No way. Okay, so that was the entire thing. And again, you see, the first corner I started was I started on it was this one. Then the next shape was this one. And again this one starts right under the 1st 1 Just on the fifth string instead of on the sixth in the last one is always gonna be two frets ahead of the 2nd 1 that we play. Okay, you could see that on in the key of a 90 side in the key of G Let me show you one more time The key of C So the first chord I play is gonna be here the second chord again It's gonna be directly under the sixth string Within the last chord The final chord, which is the fifth is gonna be two frets above that. Okay, so I hope this is trying to make sense. So in the key of C now and again, I know I'm in the key of C because this here is the note, see? And it's my first court. So it's the center, um, of the chord progression. All right, so want 234 down, down the way to the next chord. Two times back to see two times G seven back to F seven Oneto handing it off on. Okay, so now we played an entire 12 bar blues in the key of C. And again, if you're at a jam session, whoever is running the session is gonna tell you blues and see blues and GI blues in be And you're just gonna have to know the names of the notes so that you can find that first chord . Then the shapes that follow that first quarter always gonna be in the same place in relation to that first know that you started with. Okay, so I really hope this is making sense again. Asked me questions if it's not, and I will try to explain it to you even better. All right, so thanks for checking out this lesson. I really hope it made sense on. And I will see you very soon in another lesson. All right. See you there. Bye bye. 71. 21 12 bar blues turnaround in any key: Alrighty. So welcome to the last lesson of this course. So I can hear you saying now, Okay, Henry. So I can play this all over the fretboard How on earth and my gun and know where to put the turnaround. Right. So let me explain that to you now. So let's say we're in the key of a and we're playing our 12 bar blues. The turnaround is always gonna be so this is our last finger right in this shape. So we're gonna skip the front after the last finger. And the turnaround is going to start on the next threat after the skipped one. So in this case, are ring fingers here? We're skipping this fret, And now we're going to start here. Eso I hope this is looking familiar to you. Sends us what we already learned in the prior turnarounds in this course. Okay, so let's say we're doing in the key of G s. So now we're the G. Okay, so it's only often G how are we going to know where to start the turnaround? Well, we're gonna skip this fret, and we're going to start off on the front right after that. skipped one. Okay, so the distance is never ever going to change. Lets you wouldn't see eso. Where are we going to start the turnaround? Well, we're gonna skip this, fret, and we're gonna start off right here. Okay? So if you learn that first turn around in the key of a and got a good feeling for thing, then shouldn't feel unfamiliar to you since it's really the same thing. Except we're just starting on different parts of the fretboard. Let's say we're gonna play the blues in the key of G sharp. So this is gonna be our first court, your second courts here last chord. Where we gonna start the turnaround? Well, we're gonna skip one, fret, and we're going to go right over here. Okay, so I hope that makes sense. And again, you're going to start the turnaround in the same place on the 11th bar as we've been doing throughout this entire course. So I hope that makes sense now where the positioning of the turnaround comes. You Can you either use it as intro or I think this is the ninth or 10th bar e. So again, I did on 11th bar that slap downwards. Okay, so that's how you're gonna know where to put the turnaround. No matter what your plane. Let's do it one last time in the key of B s o. Let's say this is the ninth bar down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down. A lead against skipping this. Fret. He He's starting over. Okay, All right. So that right there, my friend is going to give you a lot of blues playing possibilities. So I really hope that all of this is making sense. If it's not again, feel free to ask me questions and I will get back to you, so it's possible. All right. Thanks for checking out this last lesson. Um, and thanks for checking out this course. I'll see you really soon by way. 72. Blues conclusion: All right, That's it. Thanks for checking out this course. I really, really hope that you enjoyed it again. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. And I will get back to you ASAP. If you want to check out my other courses in the link right under me in the bonus section, you can get a 30 day free trial for my website, Super simple guitar and within super simple guitar. If you click that link, you can watch all my courses totally for free for 30 days. And after that, if you want to continue to be a member, it's only 10 bucks a month. And I add new courses in there every month, plus lessons of the week. Plus, we have a very healthy and thriving Facebook community in there, too, so check that out. Um, that's about it. If you have questions again, feel free to ask me any time I'm here to help you. And thanks for checking out this course. All right. I'll see you in the next course. I'll see you at my website. If you're already at the website. Thank you for being here. Henry Olsen, over out by 73. Bobby Tillan knocking on heavens door nr: All right, so let's get into our progression here. The cords that we're gonna be using for this progression are the G major chord D major chord, the a minor chord and the c major chord. Okay, The first time I go around, it's gonna go g de a minor. And the second time I go around, it's gonna go, G dear Seen Major, And that never changes. The whole progression is always going to go like that in this tune. Okay, so let me play it for you, and then I'm gonna explain exactly what's happening. So it's gonna sound like this by the time we're done. Okay, on, then repeats itself. All right, So now let me teach you the strumming pattern that we're gonna be using in this version, So it's gonna go like this. The strong is going to go down, down, down, up. Switch cords down, down, down, up. Then switch chords again. Down, down, down, Down, down, down Now, on this third chord a minor. I'm playing it two times, so I'm doing that sequence of down down down two times. Okay. On the G and on the d. I only played it once All right. Second time around, it's gonna go, G See, as I already explained. Okay, So what I want you to do now is play down, down, down. And then when you do that last up, what we're going to do, we're gonna try it toe, leave our ring finger on the second string of the guitar. Okay, so our ring finger is kind of acting as anchor here for us. See that it's a little bit trickier. And if you can't do it now, at the beginning, don't worry about you can lift up your finger and just grab the D. However you're able to at this point in your playing, okay, so on one of the thing about the G major chord in this course and the way that I always teach it is that lots of times people teach the G major court with just one finger. OK, All right. Which also sounds good. But when you go to the d, you have to take your ring finger and you have tow pop up to the second string, which isn't really very ergonomic. Okay, so what I prefer doing and what I teach my students to do and what my students are successful at doing is keeping that ring finger anchored down. Okay. All right. So now we're gonna go from the aim from the D major to a minor. Our last four. Okay, So don't play that whole sequence for you again. So g okay, on that last upstroke I'm playing the 1st 2nd and maybe third string just to buy me time to get down to that D. Okay, now again, if you can't keep this finger anchored down your ring finger, then lift it up and you can still play the open strength. OK, That's a little tip for you can always play those open strings. And we're gonna be doing that throughout this course in order to buy time to get to the next court. Okay, so down, down, down, up. Deep down, down, down, up On again While I'm transitioning from that d to the a minor My my fingers are already in the air while I'm playing that last up. OK, so down, down, down, up. And then in one of the a martyr Down, down, down, down, Down, Down again. That last up transition note for the team is with open strings being played. All right, so let me play that whole progression for you. Now on. And then we're going to do the play along. All right, so down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, Down, down, down, down, down, Down Okay And you can see also when I'm playing the rhythm I'm playing the down And I'm giving the music space to breathe OK, I'm not going down, Down I'm going down Letting it breathe Okay, so down, down, down, down, Down, down, down That's the magic to getting it to sound right. Okay, so one more time. Okay. All right. Let's give him the play along And let's have fun playing along to this epic chord progression. All right, 74. Bobby Tillan Knocking nr: All right, So now it's playing a long time. I'm gonna play this for you for about a couple of minutes, just so you can play along at home and get a feeling for how it should sound and how it should feel. All right, let's get him to play along. Yeah. 75. Bobby Tillan Kocking nr: Okay, so now that we learned the previous progression, I'm gonna show you the exact same one, but with a slightly different strumming pattern this time. Okay, So you have kind of different ways of playing the same progression which will help you just be a more developed player. All right, so it's gonna still be the G D. A minor G d c major. Okay. But on the A minor and on the c chord, we're gonna be using a slightly different strumming pattern. Okay, So let me play it for you, so you can hear how it's gonna sound. So it's gonna go like this. This is still the same. Okay, so the strumming pattern on the G and on the deep was the same one as in the previous lesson, But on the A minor, I went like this. I went down, down, down. Okay, so three times in a row, up So down, down, down, up, down, up, down. Then I switch. Okay, so, down, down, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. All right, so if you never done that down, down, down, up, up, up, down, up before It's slightly tricky for you. Probably right now. Okay. So let me just kind of, um, show you how you can develop that. So take your left hand and put it on the strings without pushing down. All right? So I'm not pushing down. I'm just muting out of the strings by touching them gently with my left hand. Alright, then. We're just gonna go like this. We're gonna go down, down, down, up, up, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, up, up, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, up, up, down, down. Okay, so we're gonna be doing that. Same that pattern on the A minor and see, Major, as I already said, OK, so lame player for you. Down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, Down, down, Down again On that last up. I'm still using the time Teoh, switch between chords. Okay, so I'll play it one more time. I think we're gonna get in the playoffs. Right? Way. Okay. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay. All right. Let's get in the play along so that you have time to watch me and play along with me in this lesson. All right? 76. Bobby Tillan nr2 PA: Okay, so here are the play along. Let's hit it so down, down, down, Down, Down, down, Down, down, Down, up, Down, up, down, up, down, Down, down, down, down, Down, down, down. 77. Ericios Clatpios explanation: All right. So welcome to this progression. Let me play it for you, and then we're gonna get into it, so All right, so that's the progression. Now I'm gonna break it down for you. So the court that we're gonna be using in this progression are the G major chord, the D major chord C major board and the E minor court. Okay. All right. So now let me break down the progression and the strumming, so the strumming is a lot like we already had. So we're going down. Down, down, down. OK, so it's always gonna be that down, down, down, up on. We're always gonna play it one time on each Chorzow. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down Now that sequence repeats itself So time. Okay, Now, after that, instead of playing the G again and doing that circle, we're going to go from the D to a C. So it's gonna go Seo d. And now we're going to the G. That leads us to a minor. Okay, Okay. So that's really basically it again when I'm switching the courts, I'm doing that thing like we already did in the first lesson where I'm removing the rest of my fingers. Just leave my ring finger and playing the open notes. So sorry. So let me get in the play along now so that you can get a better feeling for this tune and so that you can play along with me. All right, let's get into that. 78. Erico Claptios PA: all right here at the play along. Let's have fun with it. 79. Hotel CA Explanation: Okay, so welcome to this epic court progression here for this one, we're gonna need to be able to play bear cords. And and that's why I left for the end of the course in case backwards or too hard for you. Just build up to it. And when you're ready, you'll be able to play. And this is also a great practice song for bear cords. Okay. When I was a beginner, I would play the song of the whole time because I loved it so much, and it kind of forced me through that barrier of not being able to play bear records. Okay, so that's why I really recommend this song for learning bear courts to All right, So let me show you the court progression. So it's gonna it's gonna go like this. We're gonna start on a B minor, Okay? This is the same as a minor. Just two frets up the neck and we're gonna be bearing with our first finger going to F Sharp Major. Same was E major. Also, two frets further up the fretboard and and with the bear okay. And the storm is going to go like this. Let me show you this Trump It's gonna go down, Down, down, down Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, down, down All right, so let me share that one more time Down, down, up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, up, down downtown All right, so practice that a little bit And what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna also on each court. Play that sequence one time. All right, so down, down, down, down, down. Then it's gonna goto a major down E major down. Going over to a G major. Down, Down, down, down. Down The major downtown, Down down. No way! Okay, so that's the whole chord progression. The first part of it All right, so there's two parts. That was the first part. Lynn play the first part for you one more time. Just so you can kind of get a feeling for it again. All right, so we're sending the b minor. Don't worry to go down. Down, down, down, Down! Down A major! Down, Down, down, down E Major Theun. Repeat. Okay, so part one repeats itself to times. All right, then it goes over here to a G. All right, so the G, we're gonna play like this. It's the exact same as our f sharp that we already had. But now we're gonna push that same shape to third fret of the guitar. Okay. All right. So it's gonna go like this that it's going to go down, down, down, down to the D Down, down, down, down, down The minor. Down, down, down F sharp. So that was part to part two. Happens to times as well, and then it brings you back to part one. Okay? And then you play part 12 times you go to part to play that two times, and that whole thing repeats itself. As long as you feel like playing. Okay, so let me put the two together for you. Now, once, and then we're going to get into the playoffs. Okay, so we're gonna go b minor. Down, up, up, down, down, down, down F down, down a major Down, down, down, Down, Down, Down G Major Down, Down D Major Down, down. Repeat itself. Down, down, down, Down, down. Yeah. Wait. So this is the second time around now. So what? I want you to see is that I'm on the second fret with this bear cord here. Okay? Now, I could play the G like this, but to make it easier on my hands, so I don't have a big movement to make. I'm going to go from this f sharp, and I'm gonna play the g here. Okay? So if you didn't know, that's also a g chord. Same is this G chord. The same chord. Just played in a different place. Okay, You could play g here. You played you here, Officer. Here s so there's different places around the fretboard that you can play the G. All right, So what I'm doing here after the second time around, I'm just gonna go with my fronting hand, one front up the neck, which is very easy for me to do. And then we're gonna play part two. So down, down, down, down part one. Okay. All right. So we're gonna get him to play along now where I'm gonna be connecting part one and part two for you. And I'm gonna play it a few times around just so you can get a good feeling for it. And so that you have a jam buddy to play with, All right, so it's getting to the close up and, uh, felt that's given to the play along and let's have fun playing. All right, let's do that. 80. Hotel CA PA: All right, so here we are at the play long, Let's get right into it. So we're gonna go down, Down, down, down, down, down, Down, - Part two to way Back to part, All right. 81. Jimmy Henderlicks explanation: All right. So here we are at the next epic chord progression. This one's really cool. It's also gonna have a slightly different rhythm than we've been using so far, so that's a really cool thing. Um, and that's all I have to say about that. So let's break it down. Cores are a C major going to a G major going on to a D going to a a major. Nothing going to e major on the end. All right, so we're gonna play it like this. We're going to go down, down, down, down, up And in each court, that same rhythmical pattern showing pen is gonna happen. So down, down, down, down, up. All right. And then what I did here is I went down, down, down si, and on the third down, I can hit it a little bit harder, so I kind of put accent on this. I went down, down, down, down, up. All right. And that's why I switched the court. So they play that for using a cord. So it's down, down, down, down. One of the g. Down, down, down, down. Okay, going deep down. Down, down, down. Up. A Down down, down, down, up E four times down, down, down, down, down, down Okay. One other strumming pattern that we could use on that last e court would be to go down, Down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down And the whole sequence would only play two times since its longer. So that's down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down Up, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down, down, Down, up, Down, up, down, Up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down, up, up, down. And that third down I'm still using the accent So I'm going down, Down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, up, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, up, down, up. Okay, So I'm gonna be playing two separate play alongs now, in the 1st 1 I'm just going on the e I'm going to be going I'm gonna be using that same strumming pattern that we already used to that. And on the second play along, I'm gonna be using the new strumming pattern that I just showed you. All right, let's get into the play alongs and let's have fun with them. 82. Jimmy Henderlicks PA1: All right, so we're at the first play along. Let's get into it before we do. There's one last thing that I want to describe in the first trying pattern. So when I'm doing this first down, down, down, down, down those 1st 2 this first down, down. I'm not struggling all the strings. I'm not going down, down. I'm kind of aiming for the for the bass notes race. I'm going for the 1st 2 bass notes to free bass notes. I don't want you to waste your mental energy thinking about whether you're hitting just one or just to, or just three. Just try to aim for them, and whatever you do, as long as you don't hit, all of them will sound good and you'll get that effect that I'm talking about. Even if you were to hit all of them, it would still sound good. But it kind of causes a dynamical effect if you go based based all the strings. So that's kind of friends, right? Okay, All right. So I just wanted to clear that up before we get in the playoffs. All right, let's play along so 83. Jimmy Henderlicks PA2: All right, let's get in the play along number two. So we're gonna be doing on the number two again. The different e major variation. So down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, up, down All right. Everything stays the same. Except for that Major aren't. Let's get into it, okay? 84. Lennard Skinherd explanation: Oh, right. Let's get in this one. I know you're gonna love it because everyone on the whole planet loves this one, so all right, that's what we're going for. So the cords are a d major chord going to a C at nine chord going to a gene manager court. Okay, now, there's a different ways that you could play this. I'm gonna show you two different ways. So one way would be to just strum it. So to go down, down, down, down, down, down Switch courts down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down The G played two times So that's down down down down a town town town down a town town town down town town town downtown. And get on that third down. I'm doing a little accident. It's going down down, down down town, town town, town of downtown town And that's giving me kind of another dynamic effect in there. Right? So it's a big difference if I go down. Down, down, down Where? If I just go down, Down, down, down, down, down You see the difference between downtown Down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down Right We don't want to be standing when we play And these little tricks here that I'm giving you, You know, it's small things that give you a big result in sound and also the feeling that comes through the guitar when you play. All right, So, um, I'm sure that's gonna be really valuable to you, So let's move on here. We're gonna go on a deep down, down, down, down, up. Switching to the CIA. Nine. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down Just repeats itself forever. Okay, the second way that you could play this one would be to instead of doing the down down Really? With your pick. Aim for the bass notes. Okay, so on the d, I'm aiming for the fourth string bass for the sea at nine. I'm aiming for the fifth string bass and for the G. Amazing for the sixth string bass. OK, so now what we're gonna do, we're gonna play bass bass chord. So based they were gonna do a quick down up so face based corn. Down, up based based corn down face, face. Corn down. Court down. Repeat. Okay. All right. Let's get in the play along. Now, um, again, I'm gonna do to play alongs. One with just the standard away. That way with based based down. Okay, so let's get into that and let's have a great time with it. 85. Lennard Skinherd PA 1: All right. So you're the first play along. Let's get into it. So we're going to go down. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down. 86. Lennard Skinherd PA 2: So here at the second play along, let's get into it. So we're gonna be playing like this. As I already explained in the explanation, we're gonna go based based, Down, down. 87. Pink floyd Wish you were here Explanation: Okay, so let's get this cool chord progression. Here, let me show you the chord progression. And then I'm gonna break the rhythm down strumming pattern. So it's going to go see two d o a minor to G Teoh Teoh a minor. And then it repeats itself. Okay, Now the struggling pattern goes like this. It's gonna go down, down, down, down, down. All right, then, on each chord, you're only gonna play that one time. All right? So it's gonna be one time in the C one time when the d one time on the a minor and so on. Okay, So let me just kind of break the rhythm down a little bit more for you, and then I'm gonna play the whole thing through. All right? So it's gonna go like this. Down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, Down A count Up, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, up, Down Town Down, down town Up, up, down. Okay, Down, down, down, down, up, up, down. Okay, So let me play the whole thing through for you, and then we're going to get into the play along where I'm gonna play even more times All right. So it starts on the sea. Like I already said, We're gonna go see down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down. And then the whole sequence repeats itself one more time or as many times as you want to. OK, so that's the whole sequence. And then it repeats itself. So they play a warm or time. They were getting in the playoffs. So let's do the CEO down. Way down, down, down. Okay, so that's the chord progression. Now we're gonna get in the play along so that you can get it even better feel for and play along with me. All right, let's do that. 88. Pink floyd Wish you were here PA: all right, so he were at the play on Let's get right into it. 89. Stand by me explanation: All right, So now let's move on to this epic court progression the cords that we're gonna be using in this one R a g major E minor, C major and D major. Okay, this is a epic chord progression. So we're gonna play like this. We're gonna go The strumming is going to go down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. And that never changes. Okay, so on the G, we're gonna play that down, down, up, up, down, up on We're gonna play it two times. We're gonna go down, down, down, down, um down. Then we're gonna move over to the E minor And we're gonna play it two times on the e minor as well. So down, down, down, down, down, down Then we're gonna go over the sea on the sea We're only gonna play it once So we're just gonna go down, Down, up, down, up On the d Same thing We're only gonna play it once down, down, down, up And then back to the G to close it off. We're gonna play on the GT two times again. All right? so down, down, down, down, down. Then as it repeats, you start with the G again. Okay, so two times. So, Jeanne, two times down a second time. See? One time town down, up, down a D And now G closing it off two times. Now we're gonna start again, Jean. Down, down, down, down, down, Down! G Two times, Then it starts again. Okay. All right. So there's one more thing that we could do here rhythmically so we could go down and then do kind of a slap down. All right, so that would look like this. It would go down. Okay, So, with slap, what I'm doing here is if you're holding a pick, I'm not holding a pick now, But if I were to hold a pick And also, if you choose to do with your fingers, you're gonna stroke the strings. But at the same time, with the back of your strumming hand, you're gonna touched the strings as you come down, not allowing them to ring. Okay, so that's see you. If I wouldn't wanna let them ring, I wouldn't have the back of my hand touching the strings. All right. That would be in the air since I'm going for the slap percussive sound I'm having my skin of the strumming hand touch the strings. Now, this is a little bit tricky and you're definitely gonna have to practice it if you've never done it before. Okay, so let me just play it for you so you can hear I would sound so That's down Slap slap down slap, slap. Okay, practice that a few times at home. So before we had down, down, up, down, up. And now instead of that second time down, we're doing a slap. So instead of going down, down, up, we're going down. Okay, So down slap, slap. Um So before, we would have just played down up at the end. But now we're doing a slap right there in that place. So let him play that for you one more time, slowly, and then we're gonna get into two separate play. Longs. The first play along is gonna be slapped free, which I recommend you learn before you move on to the slapper version. All right. So that down, down, down feels comfortable for you. Then when you start doing the down slap up, slap up it won't be that hard. Okay. All right. So the court progression never changes. When you do the slap, it's still exactly the same. It's just now we're gonna go down Slap. Okay. All right. Let's give him the plan loans. Then you'll be able to hear me play along, and it will be much more clear. All right, let's do that. 90. Stand By me pa 1: All right. So here we are at the first play along. On this play along, I'm not gonna do the slap. We're just gonna go down, Down, down, down, down, down. I'm right. That's the strumming pattern throughout the tune. All right, let's get into it. 91. Stand by me PA 2: All right, So here are the play along number two. And in this play along, we're gonna be using that slap thing that I showed you before. Now, I just want to say this time I'm using a pick before in the in the explanation, I explain it without a pick. Let me just show you really quickly with a pick. So nothing changes again. Instead of just strumming the strings, I strum them. But at the same time, I allow the skin of my strumming hand to touch the strings. Okay, so the pick is totally hitting the strings normally, as if I were stronger. It's just that I'm touching the strings back here so they can't ring. All right. Okay. So I just wanted to clear that up before we get in the play on. Now, let's play along. So let's do it. We're gonna go down, Slap, slap down, slap, slap. All right, So now let's do the progression. So it's gonna be G 22 times e minor two times. See? One time d one time of the G, two times at the end. Okay, so let's do it. So down, down 92. The Animals House Explanation: Oh, Okay. So let's get this progression. This is a really fun one that I'm sure lots of people really love. So let's just get into and have a great time. So the strong that we're gonna be using is gonna always be let is gonna go down, Down, down, down, Down. But down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down. Okay, so the court progression is going to go like this. We're going to go a minor. Down, Down, up, down, up C Major D Major, A minor C major the major. And that's gonna happen two times. Okay, so that's part one again. We have part one and part two so I can play a part one for you one more time. Then we're gonna move in a part. Two. All right. So a minor down, down, bucked out. C Major de merger has measure a mile C major E major. Two times. Only on the major. Two times. Okay. Then we move into part two, which is gonna go like this is going to go a minor C major d major F measure. That's the same as part one up. until this point. Now, here's where it changes. Here goes aim, honor E Major. A minor, you major. All right, Don't worry. I'm gonna put it all together for you. And we're also gonna have to play along so lamb play part two for you one more time before we do anything else, and then we're gonna put it all together. So part 21 more time. A minor. Down, down, up. But see, Major, Major F major. Hey, Mom E major a minor and then closing it off with Okay, so now I'm gonna put part one and part two together for you. All right, let's do that. So down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, Down, down, down, Major Two times. Far too. Down, down, down. All right, so that's the whole progression. Part one and part two. Totally put together. All right, let's give him the play along so that you can get a better feeling for this whole progression. All right, let's do that. 93. The Animals PA: all right. So? Well, from this play alone, let's get right into it. So I'm starting off with a minor. All right, let's go. - Starting over, starting over. 94. The beatle band let it be explanation: All right. So let's get in this next awesome epic chord progression that everybody you play it too will surely love. All right, So the cords are progression goes like, this goes see measure. And again, we're gonna do that. Down, down, down, up, down, down, down, Up to G. So, C major the g down with a minor Down, down, down to the f major. Okay, So if f major is still difficult for you to play, there's a different way that we could kind of cheat around it. Okay, So instead of playing the big F major, a zit sometimes is called. We're gonna play in the small if, Major. Okay, so the smallest major what I'm doing, I'm taking my first finger and bearing the 1st 2 strings of the guitar. I'm taking my middle finger and I'm playing the third string Second fret of the guitar and I'm taking my ring finger and I'm playing the fourth string. Third fret of the guitar. Okay, so if you're gonna play the small f, you don't want to play the fifth and sixth string's okay, those are the forbidden string. So we're gonna try to play four strings only one more thing if this small f is still too hard for you, which very likely maybe it's probably hard to get this string to ring. You could just lift that first drink up. Okay, so all I did now is instead of playing these 1st 2 strings, I lifted up as if I was playing a C major chord. Okay? And I'm letting that first string ring. So the second string holding down the first thing is, ring. This is giving me what's called a F major seventh chord, which isn't really the totally right court in the progression. But just to make it possible for you to play, I'm gonna also give you that as a possibility. Okay, so let's get into it. So we're going to go a minor. Ah, now, I did that really, really easy. F possibility. You could do it like that where you could play the big F, as I already explains. Okay, so then after that, it goes to a C g on. Now the tricky part F e minor D minor. See? Okay. So let me play that whole thing for you one more time. So down, down, down, up Down Down Down Down Down Down, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down Okay, so there's last sounds are e minor D minor C All right. Okay, so that's part one to the epic chord progression. All right, so let's get into part two of this chord progression. So Part two is a minor G F c goto G play major E minor D minor c. Okay, now again, the F manager. You could play the smallest. You could play the super simple, small F. Or if you can play those bare courts, get the standard kind of bear. All right, so let's play that one more time for you, and then I'm gonna connect the two. All right? So Okay. All right, let's connect the two now. All right, So now let's put the two together so it's gonna go like this going to go see the oh, they're repeats. See, way go down to the A minor to the against Major. E my d minor. See? All right, then the whole thing, the way I just played it repeats itself, as you will see in the play along that we're getting into right now. 95. The Beatle band Let it be pa: All right, let's get in the play along. This is a really fun one to play. Everyone's gonna recognize it and everyone's gonna want sing along. So it's getting some great time, so to back into the verse. 96. The rollling stones Angie Explanation: Okay, welcome to our next quite progression. So let's get right into it. We're gonna start off with a minor on the A minor. We're gonna play. This is trying pattern. So we're gonna go down, Down, down, up, down, up, down, up. Okay, They play that pattern for you One more times. You get a feeling for so Down, down, down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, up, down, up. Okay. And that's the showing pattern on the A minor that on the E major, which is our next core, we're going to go down, down, down, down, down, Down. Which is easier than the 1st 1 that we had on the A minor. So you can play the two together for you. A minor Down, down, down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, up. And that's gonna lead us to our g major core Down, down, down, Up to the f Down, down, down, Up to the seat. Down, down, down, up, Down, Down, Down Back to the beginning. Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down down, Down, Down, up, Down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down. Okay, so that whole thing is part one. It happens about two times. Then we move into part two, which goes like this. So it starts off with G, and it's gonna go down. Down, down, down, Down, Down A Down, down, down, up A minor. Down, down, up. See, down, down s down, Down, down, down, down, down. All right, so that's a little bit tricky. So on the G, we're gonna do it like this Line play one more time for you We're gonna go down, down, down, down, down, down Did down down a minor Down down a seat Down, down, down, down, down Just a two times, Okay, now, in the play along, this will be more clear because you're gonna see and hear in action more than once in a row . Okay, so let me just demonstrate it one more time for you slowly that I'm gonna put the two together. And then, of course, we're going to the play along so that you can really get a good feeling for So we're gonna play it starting with G again. So we're gonna go down, Down, down, down, Down Down A Deep down, Down, up a minor Down, down Upsy Down, down, down, Down. Okay, that repeats itself. All right. Okay. So let's put the two together for you, and then we will get in the playoffs. All right, let's do it. So a minor Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Down A measure Down, down, down, Down, Down A G down, down, down, down. See, Second time around a minor. Down, up, down, up, down. She down, down, down, down Now we're gonna go into part two with no g down, down, down, Down, Down! Deep down, down A A minor. Down, down. Upsy down, down A f down, down T Down, down, down. Okay. It actually doesn't repeat itself. It goes back to part one, which is a minor. Okay, so let me do that whole thing one more time for you, and then we will get into play. All right? So let's do it. Down, down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, up, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. That's the first time around. Second time around. Down, up, down up, Down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, up, down, down, down, down, Down Leaving us to part to G Down, down, down, down, down, Down Seen two paths on that last G You could do the same starting pattern as we do in the a minor So that down, down, down, up, down, up, up, down Okay, and then that leaves you back in part one. All right, so it's getting the close up and let's have fun playing along with this thing, all right? 97. The Rolling stones Angie PA: All right, so here we are at the close up. Let's get into it. We're gonna start off with a minor, as I already said so Well, like this, we're gonna go down down to second time, part two again, - second time and on and on. I hope you enjoy that one. 98. 1 Classical VS Western: already. So welcome to the first lesson of this course. And in this lesson, what I want to do is compare kind of the 1st 2 guitars that people normally choose from when they're starting to play. So the 1st 1 that I see a lot of students coming to me with his total beginners is what's called a classical guitar. Okay, So, normally, with the classically taught you sit like this, you have to really be careful about your posture. And these are the kind of guitars that really classical musicians that study music and play classical music play. So what? Classical guitarist will play one of these guitars. So the other kind of typical guitar that you will normally here in the radio is this one. So this one is called a Western guitar, and the difference between these two guitars is that this one has nylon strings can hear that, and this one has steel strength has a much kind of a more steel sound. This one. Okay, so here's what you're gonna have to kind of think about the pros and cons of both of these guitars. So what's really nice about the classical guitar is that the neck is really nice and wide has a much wider neck than the Western guitar. You see that if you just look at the neck, you can see that the classic is quite a bit wider. Maybe one 1/4 1 fever wider. Okay, so that means that it's gonna be a little bit easier to grab chords with now, having your finger the skin on your finger, touch the string below it and mute that note out. Okay, so that's really one of the pros of a nylon string guitar. Another pro of a nylon string guitar is that it's a little bit less painful. Once you start to play as a beginner, the steel strings will be a little bit more painful, and it's gonna hurt a little bit more. I personally started learning with a Western guitar. I went through the pain, and I have a lot of beginner students who do the same. Okay, but it's not bad thing to start with. You can get one, probably for 100 bucks. That's not that bad. And just to kind of learn your first chords, a classical guitar would actually be a pretty good choice with that being said. Of course, you can also learn with a Western guitar or with an electric guitar. So those options are really all open. Another thing that I kind of already talked about was the tone things Guitar is gonna have a much different sound than the West. Any time you hear it on the radio. 99% of the time you're hearing a Western guitar. So for me, this is the sound in my ears prefer hearing. So it's really kind of a personal preference choice. Again, this one has a slightly thinner neck, so it's a little bit more tight and a little bit harder to get those notices. I'm really messing clear at the beginning, OK, so those are kind of the the big differences between a classical and a western guitar. So you're gonna have to kind of take that a little bit into consideration when choosing. One more thing about the Western guitar is that it has its 12 friends ahead of the body. Okay, so sulfur is here with the classical guitar. The 12 right is on the body, so it has a slightly shorter neck. If you want to play solos kind of higher up the neck. You're gonna have easier time with a Western guitar than you are with a classical guitar. So those are the two main differences kind of between the two main guitars of people Normally kind of can choose from in the acoustic world. Um, yeah. So one other thing is that with the Western guitars, often they come with a pickup. And that means that you will be able to play into AMP and be able to amplify the tone. Classical guitarist normally don't come with the pickup. So Western Guitarist, it's gonna be a little bit harder to play. It's gonna hurt a little bit more, but you're gonna have a nicer sound from my years. It's a nicer sound. The classical guitar might have a nicer sound for you. So a little bit harder to play, in my opinion, slightly nicer tone and you're gonna be able to play it. Okay, so those kind of things that you're gonna have toe look out for Okay, So in the next lesson, I'm going to be talking about the difference between a acoustic guitar and electric guitar and whether a electric guitar could possibly also be a good starting instrument for you. Many people tell me, Henry, I'd love to start with electric guitar, but you're supposed to start with a acoustic one. So that's what I'm gonna be talking about in the next lesson. All right. I'll see you in the next lesson where we're gonna be comparing acoustic guitarist with electric guitars. All right, see there. 99. 2 electric VS acoustic: All right. Welcome toe Lesson number two where we're gonna be talking about the difference between electric guitars and acoustic guitars and what is best for you. So now that we kind of understand the difference between a classical nylon string guitar and a kind of standard western guitar Now let me talk about whether you could start with an electric guitar. So an electric guitar is generally gonna have the same with as a acoustic Western guitar. Okay, so on Lee, the classical guitar is gonna have that fatter neck, which is gonna make a little bit easier to make those notes ring nice and clean. One kind of think that I forgot to mention about classic, though, is because it's a little bit wider. You're also gonna have to stretch your fingers a little bit further to get those notes. So on one hand, it's easier to keep the note below your finger quieter. But on the other hand, you're gonna have to stretch just a little bit more. So the best thing is to go to the music store and kind of maybe try them out if you can, and see how it feels for your fingers. Okay, Alright. So, back to electric guitar. As I said, it has the same with size as a Western acoustic. Okay, so here's what you need to know. If you buy a electric guitar, of course, you're gonna have to buy a amplifier with it. If you play it without a am, you could play it. And it's actually pretty nice if you have a baby sleeping or something. You can strum it without, and you can still hear pretty nicely and it's not allowed. But if you wanna have that riel acoustic electric guitar effect, of course you're gonna need to buy AMP. You need to buy cables on. That's really all you're gonna need. So here's how an electric guitar sounds if we have am on what's called the clean setting. Okay, so it sounds actually quite a bit like a Western acoustic guitar. And that's the beautiful thing about a electric for beginners is that you can get the acoustic sound that crazy electric distorted south. Okay, so the cool thing about the electric is that you can kind of switch between both worlds, and another really cool thing about the electric is that you have these different pickups, and we're gonna get into that in a different lesson. But what you can dio is switch between pickups on each pickup is also gonna give you a slightly a different tone than the previous one. So the electric guitar is really very versatile and can sound clean on working sound very distorted on just dirty. So you can go from a C. D. C to a nice, clean kind of acoustic ballot. Another question I get a lot is whether you can also use your fingers to play electric guitar. Of course you can. And so all in all the electric guitar is very, very similar to the acoustic one. If you're playing at home. Except that, of course you're gonna need an AMP two can't get all the benefits from it. Kind of a con to the electric guitar, of course, is that if you want to take you to a party, you're gonna have to always carry amp with you. So an acoustic, of course, is going to be better for that kind of bonfire. Country roads take me home experience. Okay, so that's really all you need to know about whether you get an electric, acoustic or classic. So it's really personal preference and what you like listening to and the type of music that is exciting you and that's inspiring you to start playing the guitar. So if your reason for playing guitar is because you want to learn a C. D. C riffs, then don't start with a classic, then just