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Beginner Guitar Masterclass (2021 Update)

teacher avatar Henry Olsen, Beginner Guitar Expert

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Lessons in This Class

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 :-)

In this class you will learn:

How to hold the guitar

How to tune the guitar

Beginner guitar chords and how to play them smoothly

How to play bends on the guitar

Guitar slides

Guitar vibrato

Basic solo guitar

The pentatonic scale for fun guitar soloing

Guitar hammer-ons and pull-offs

Fun beginner guitar songs

How to play the guitar and sing at the same time

Beginner guitar tips and tricks

Fun beginner guitar songs

Easy guitar techniques that guarantee fast progress

How to play guitar with friends

Basic guitar maintenance tips

Basically everything you need to know about learning the guitar :-)

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 an 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, Can't ask for more simple and easy step by step learning.
The good thing is I´m learning and the instructor is proving to be the 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 provide the student with a sound grounding and prepares
them for their journey ahead. I found the lectures most informative and
stimulating and have 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."

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Henry Olsen

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Henry Olsen is a self-taught professional guitarist with 16 years playing experience and 6 years professional teaching experience. He provides one-on-one private guitar classes in Austria and offers online guitar courses – both free and paid – to students who sign up on his website. He also has a constantly expanding YouTube Channel with over 14000 subscribers.
Henry is a teacher proud about sharing his expertise, knowledge and he has thousands of teaching hours to his credit. He has trained 8600+ students to date and has consistently gotten 5-star reviews for his work. He currently teaches 11 guitar courses (all available on the website)

Henry was born and raised in San Francisco where he lived his early childhood years. He later moved to Croatia where h... See full profile

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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