How to Play Easy, Unique and Unusual Guitar Chords | Megan Jeffery | Skillshare

How to Play Easy, Unique and Unusual Guitar Chords

Megan Jeffery

How to Play Easy, Unique and Unusual Guitar Chords

Megan Jeffery

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7 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:30
    • 2. Chord No. 1 - The "Jazzy" Chord

      2:30
    • 3. Chord No. 2 - The "Sunset" Chord

      2:40
    • 4. Chord No. 3 - The "Rainy Day" Chord

      2:01
    • 5. Chord No. 4 - The "Gloom" Chord

      2:53
    • 6. Chord No. 5 - The "Radiohead" Chord

      2:46
    • 7. Conclusion and Going Forward

      0:43
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1. Introduction: Hey, guys, welcome to this class. Today you're going to be learning how to play five easy, unique and unusual guitar chords. You may use an accused, a guitar or an electric guitar. It's really up to you down below in the class. Resource is you'll find information about each chord as well as the tasks that you are going to be set to do. You will receive feedback. My name is Meghan. I've been teaching you talking out from this decade, and I'm gonna be your instructor throughout this process so that further to click on the lessons on Let's Begin. 2. Chord No. 1 - The "Jazzy" Chord: Okay, So welcome to lesson one and stays class. We're gonna be taking a look at 1/4. It's called the A major seventh court. It's a very mysterious cord, and you can use it to substitute at any time you use a major. I'm gonna play the court for you four times and I'm gonna break it down, giving you all the information how to play it. So to play this chord, let's look at the guitar. We're gonna start with the middle finger on the second front of the D String. In case you don't know that you stream is the third string down from the top of the low E three A on the dean And that's where we're gonna play some middle finger Second friend of the D String in of course, frets are lined on a front board of the guitar like this. We're gonna go to the second ones of this. The 1st 1 here is the second. Now we're going to use our index finger to play the G string, which is the fourth string down off the first friends. That's right here like that. So we have our middle finger there on the D string on our index finger there, just below it on the G string of the first front on. Now we're gonna put on a ring finger just underneath that on the second from the B string, which is the fifth string down. 12345 That's we're gonna fourth finger. Um, and then we're gonna play Arrest the cord with that. So the shape that we have look, something like this middle finger on the second fret of the D. And next thing on the first part of the G ring finger on the second front of the B string, and then we're just gonna strum it. You don't strong the little string. You're gonna strong the A D g b and E's drinks. So basically all of the strings, except for this little one once again, Second for of the D string with your middle finger. The first of the G string with your index finger on the ring finger goes on the second from the B string. It should sound like this. And that is how you play a major seventh chord 3. Chord No. 2 - The "Sunset" Chord: so welcome to listen to on in this lesson. We're gonna be taking a look at the D slash g chord. It's a very strange core, but it sounds absolutely beautiful. If you're a fan of country music or folk music, specifically a find of Taylor Swift, you're gonna love this cord. I often call this one the sunset cord and all of my songs on it sounds like this. So you might be wondering, why do we call it the D slash g chord? Well, because it actually uses components of both the d major chord on G major chord when we actually combined them. Let's take a look at the guitar. I don't make more sense. We're going to start on the second fret G string, which is the fourth string down. We have one string to string three straight four. String on. We're gonna put our index finger pointing finger, if you will. On the second fret right there. Have you done that much? Me like that. Next. You want to ignore your middle finger For now, you're gonna put your ring finger your fourth finger on the third fret of the B string, which is the fifth string down from the top from here on the second string up from here indexing on the second friend of the G stream on our ring finger on the third from the beast Now you're gonna curve There's the bits that you can let this high string bring out But we're not quite done yet with I'm gonna put a middle finger On the third fret of the loose string One fret different three on the third friend You want to keep those other two ? There's with shape Looks like this. And next singer here, ring finger they're gonna move are no figure from there to there And then you strong the entire corn. Remember, left this high one bring out like that It's a beautiful sounding chord One more time we're going to start the index finger On the second fret of the G string are ring finger on the third for the B string on a middle thing on third front below Eastern way Let this high wondering out if it's meeting like this. Just carve your fingers like this backwards a bit so you can let that high one bring out It wouldn't sound the same without it. That is the D slash G chord 4. Chord No. 3 - The "Rainy Day" Chord: hello and welcome to lessen three and stays lesson. We're going to be looking at the A sauce to diminished chord. It sounds like a very word, according it is and it sounds absolutely marvellous. You're gonna absolutely love it. I often call it the rainy day cord simply because it reminds Member any day. It's got a very dark aspect to it, but it's also full of hope. It might sound, but not sense. But I'll play for you. Let me know what you think. Now you might have noticed I'm actually playing Accord quite high up on the fretboard, usually corns, usually down here on the first couple of friends. But here we're playing one right up in the front. So let's take a look at the guitar to play. It's actually very easy cord involving only two of our friends and fingers. If you're right handed like I am, you're gonna be friends. And with your left hand, I only uses to two fingers. So we're going to start with our index finger on. We're gonna place on the B string, which is the fifth string down, So 1235 off the fifth fret 1235 right here. Just gonna pull it box. You can see the guitar fifth friend on. Then you're gonna place your middle finger on the sixth front of the G string, which is the string just above it on the new strong, all of the strings except for the top one. If you remember in the first court, we learned we didn't actually use this at all. You gonna let alone the strings? Just rounds one more time? It's on the fifth fret of the B string with your index finger than your middle finger goes on. Sixth fret of the G string. It's the fourth string down from the top. You strong it, Andi thought my friends is the ace us to diminished chord. Let's take a look at the next one. 5. Chord No. 4 - The "Gloom" Chord: Okay, so welcome to this next lesson. We're gonna look at our fourth corner now, and it's actually very Saad Cord. It's a variation of the A minor chord, but it's the a minor, diminished chord. It's no very used in Paul Paul rock music. I've heard it specifically an acoustic metal and things like that. But don't let that faze you. If you know Mental Head, you can use this in any sort of short radio. One. There's no rules. When it comes to music, explore what you like on it's gonna sound like this. Now you might be asking When can you use this cord? Use the cord Any time you have a normal a minor chord, which is here in case you don't know, we're using it as a diminished chord on. That was a lot of words. Let's just take a look at the guitar and I'll teach. You helped play a finger for finger Front for Fred String for string. We're going to start up here on the seventh fret, which is the third adulthood Friends who adorned the third friend off on the fifth fret, Dalton, Seventh front. We're gonna place our ring finger on the D string, which the third string down from the lower string. Can you see that length up, and then we're gonna ignore a middle finger. Just for the moment on, we're gonna put our indexing on the fifth fret off the G string, which is the string that is the 4th 1 down from the low string like that. So you have this kind of shape. It's hard to show you without my middle finger getting in the way. So ignore my middle finger that we go. It's a bit better like that seventh fret of the D string on the Summit front with our ring finger on the fifth for the G string with our index finger, and then we're going to place our middle finger underneath all of that on the sick threat of the B string. The bass drum is the second highest one out, so if it's the high heat, next dream doubt is the B string place on middle finger, all while the other fingers are doing what we learned them to do. It should sound like this. Then you're going to bring out the whole guitar except the low string and on this chord uses three fingers one more time. It's the seventh fret of the D with our ring finger the fifth fret of the G without index finger and tucked underneath all of us the middle finger of the sick for more time. Have a look at the guitar strumming except for the ministry. You can't strong the low string if you want. But personally, to get more crisp, clear sound, I would advise against it. Join me for my final lesson where we're gonna take a look at the F sharp slash a major chord. 6. Chord No. 5 - The "Radiohead" Chord: Okay, guys, welcome to the last chord. This one is the F sharp slash a major chord. And it sounds like this way. Kind of like the other ones. It's kind of mysterious, a little bit dark, but it has a little glimmer of hope in it. I call it the Radiohead Court, and you probably noticed that is the title of the lesson. That's simply because radio had have used it multiple times in their music across the years . The one song that comes to mind, though, that you should check out if you like this court specifically, it's fake plastic trees. Let's take a look at the guitar and I'm gonna teach you how to play it. So we're going to start with our middle finger. I'm not gonna for fuel off the second friends off the loan Eastern. Now all the activity I shall say with are fretting Hand the fingers on the guitar will happen on the second threats of this. The first fret second front second line across, if you will in between these two now, you're then gonna place your ring finger just underneath that on the G string, which is the fourth string down from the top like that on your pinky goes underneath it on the second front of the B string. Underneath that, so we have this shape on your strong, the whole guitar. Let the high strings really remember. Like I said, if you're for having muting issues where it sounds like this, that's no good. That means you need a car of your fingers. Mawr. It's put emphasis on the part of your finger. If you're a beginner, yes, it does hurt. At first we have to bear in mind that bill it building up a resilience to that does become easier of a time. I like the time when I was very young in my teens, and I learned that the quickest way to get through that is just practice more. It doesn't hurt after a few months. I'm just saying that for you. Beginners, I don't know. All of you are complete beginners, but I completely understand that some of you are on completely, respectively. That is something to bear in mind specifically, if you're going to start on the acoustic, when the strings tend to be a little bit thicker, anyone brought in raving Let's look at the court will more time. So to recap, we have the middle finger of the second front of the Lower East ring on underneath that we have on the G string, the fourth string down our ring finger off the second front, My pinky Just underneath that. So you have this one, This one, this one and it looks like this. So take a look at that. If you're having difficulty, that is what it should look like. It's a bit of a compressed cords, but again, muscle memory does kick in, the more you practice and you just let Ahlstrom out. 7. Conclusion and Going Forward: Okay, guys. So thought is the class. I really hope you enjoyed it. Please go back and take a look at all the lessons. One more time. I'm Meghan. Remember to check out the class. Resource is down below to do all the tasks. I will give you feedback with each chord. It does take time in practice. If you're a complete beginner. But don't worry, you will get it eventually. Perseverance is key. I really hope you enjoyed my class. Take a look at my other class which is called acoustic guitar 101 I teach guitar from pre nup Scratch. We look at tunings. We look at the street names we look at basic chords, strumming patterns, melodies, all of that good stuff on one more time. I'm Meg. I wish you a great day. No matter where you are in the world, Stay safe