How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 5 | Christopher Richter | Skillshare

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How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 5

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. How to use a capo

    • 3. B7 chord

    • 4. A7 chord

    • 5. What songs can we play now?

    • 6. Rests in music

    • 7. Strumming pattern

    • 8. Practice track

    • 9. Road Trip 62 bpm

    • 10. Road Trip 72 bpm

    • 11. Road Trip 82 bpm

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About This Class

In this class you will learn:

  • How to use a capo
  • B7 chord
  • A7 chord
  • Rests in music
  • A new strumming pattern

This class is week one of a 10 week course that will take you from 0 to confident acoustic rhythm guitar player in 10 weeks.

By the end of the 10 weeks you will be comfortable playing songs and strumming chords and you will have started to learn about more advanced guitar techniques.

In each class you will learn one or two new chords, a new technique on guitar, some basic music theory and will learn to play through a song or chord chart. Each lesson will give you some music to play along with and each lesson will finish by giving you a song to practice.

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1. Introduction: Welcome back to Week five. We have where there and I hope you've enjoyed the course so far. You should be getting used to the process and becoming more comfortable with playing the guitar. In this lesson, you will learn how to use a cape, the court be seven and a seven. You will also learn and your guitar rhythm. It's a little bit more complex, a swell as a practice track to play called Road Trip. Keep up the practice and let's get started. 2. How to use a capo: This is what you've been waiting for. A Cape A is a piece of equipment that's used on a guitar to change the length of the guitar . What this does is make the chords on the guitar seeing higher and allows you to do what is called changing key. Were there having to learn new or more complex courts, let me show you how to use a cape a fist. Then I'll give you an example of how you would use it to play. There are many different types of K pose. The cape our have here is placed over the top of the neck of the guitar in position just in front of one of the frets. What this does is change, where Fret one is on the guitar and new frit one is the first fret after the cape. Now what does this really mean? Let's play a G chord with that. The cave. I have listened to the sand nap with Cape A on the second fret and play a J court again, not just the sand difference. That's because what you are really playing is a G chord two times higher than G, which is really the tone of an accord. If we play at G Chord with the Caper one, then we take the cape off playing accord. Not as hell. I have very similar in the sand. Have the same pitch you confused. Yet let me explain in different way. In fact, let's save the confusion and start using the caper in a practical use and in a further listen or teach you more theory behind how capers and keys work. For now, we want to use the Cape A to help us play our favorite songs. So let's go to your guitar player box dot com. Choose the cords D G A. A minor and a minor. You may have noticed before in guitar Player box dot com that there is a C on the right, a letter C and right beside it, there is a number. What this means is to put the cape out on the second fret and then play the chords for the song. What this allows you to do is play along with the original song on YouTube or Spotify or wherever you play music and your chords will be in the same key as the original recording Let's give it a go with four non blondes or a song of your choice. It says. The caper goes on frit to, and the cords are G. I am on a, C and J By following the Cape phone number, you can now play along with your original video or audio with songs, and it was seeing correct. That's pretty awesome run. So let's get to it. Find a some Put the caper on the correct number, fret and see if you can play along with the recording of the song on YouTube or on Spotify or I change or ever you listen to your music. 3. B7 chord: had to play a Bay seven chord to play a B seven chord. You can see the chord diagram has a string gap between your 2nd 3rd and fourth fingers. There's so Michael bit easy to remember, but it made you have to be more careful in not touching the fourth and second string with your 2nd 3rd or fourth finger. Let's try bay seven. Place your first finger on the fourth string in the first. Fret your second finger on the fifth string in the second. Fret your third finger on the third string in the second fret and your fourth finger on the first string in the second fret, Give the guy 1234 Take your fingers off that gun again. Let's drum again. 1234 Notice E X above the six string. I'm actually don't strum. The six string thing is back on again. Strum 1234 You now have a B seven chord 4. A7 chord: how to play in a seven chord I seven is a very simple core deplane you've already learned. I'm mija. I seven is just removing your second finger from an accord and you're applying I seven. Let's play it and see what it sounds like. You were gay strong. One, 23 Take your fingers off back on again and strum 1234 Try strumming an accord for four. Bates, then I seven for four and back again to hear the difference in the sand. 1234 A 234 A seven 234 I 234 A seven 34 You've Neyland had to play in a seven chord. 5. What songs can we play now?: Let's see what songs we complain now. Goatee guitar player box dot com. This time, select the cords a minor, a minor de g. C I. You should come up with a massive list of songs that you can play, and near the end, I had to use a cape. You can also play along with the originals as well. Helpfully, you'll find a good choice of songs and will be out of place some of your own. Look the songs up on Spotify or You Cheap and play along with them and show your friends just how good you are playing guitar. 6. Rests in music: rests in music as you have lent. There are different types of nuts. We have semi Braves minimums, crutch. It's in quivers. There were also risks that match each of these night lengths. Looking at the chart, you can see that a semi bree of Rest looks like a rectangle hanging from the second top line of the music and minimum wrist looks like a rectangle sitting on the middle line of the music. A crutch at rest looks like a funny squiggle, and the Cueva rest looks like a why, with the dot on the top left, we were stopped by using wrists in a rhythm pattern. For example, a previous rhythm that we looked at was written like this, where bait three was where we didn't strum the guitar. But with the rests in the correct place, it would look more like this where bait three shows an actual rest instead of a night that is the Cueva Night and the quiver wrist. As you go through the course, you'll start to see rest used in music, which just means not to play on that particular bait or for the length of the bait. The night is representing so minimum risk means to not play for two bits. Crutch Arrest will be template for one and a quiver. Don't play for half a bit. Keep an eye out for more rests in future lessons. 7. Strumming pattern: this new rhythm pattern might look a bit complicated, but it's actually really easy to play where we use a mantra to practice. The rhythm is countered by saying, Dan Wrist, Dan, Wrist Dan up down. Rest or one rest to rest. Three and four. Wrist plans slightly. It sounds like this one. And two and three and four and down. Risk down risk. Wrist down. Wrist, wrist. Wrist. OK, your turn. Can't you in one and two and three and four and down. Risk down. Risk. Down, up, down Risk, Risk risk Down, down! They risked their wrist. 8. Practice track: the next practice Trek is called Road Trip. Road Trip makes use of all the seventh chords that you've learned so far. Remember, follow the repeats and start with the slow version first enjoy. 9. Road Trip 62 bpm: so. 10. Road Trip 72 bpm: uh 11. Road Trip 82 bpm: