How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 6 | Christopher Richter | Skillshare

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How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 6

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Fingerpicking arpeggios

    • 3. D Major 7 Chord (DM7)

    • 4. D7 Chord

    • 5. What songs can you play?

    • 6. Music symbols

    • 7. Strumming pattern

    • 8. Practice track

    • 9. Ja5Z 52 bpm

    • 10. Ja5Z 62 bpm

    • 11. Ja5Z 72 bpm

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About This Class

In this class you will learn:

  • Fingerpicking arpeggios
  • D Major 7 Chord
  • D7 Chord
  • Music symbols
  • 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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Christopher Richter

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1. Introduction: this week, you will learn how to play basic finger picking. Our pigeon had a play D dominant seven and the major seven. You will also learn about some new music symbols and a new guitar rhythm that will be applied in a 68 time signature. 2. Fingerpicking arpeggios: when playing guitar, it is often not just enough to strum. Sometimes the song would be greatly improved by picking through the strings one of the time to give an arpeggio sand. It sounds a bit like this thing is a style of finger picking off in Houston classical guitar. The first step to be able to play this is to place your fingers on the right hand in the correct position. Place your thumb on the fourth string and your next three fingers in between each of the other strings between the second and third, the first and second and below the first. Now pick the fourth string with your thumb. Then the third string with your point of finger. The second string with your middle finger on the first string with your ring finger. Let's try this together, all canting. 1234 Some finger finger. Think from finger thumb finger. Let's try this with a D magic cord. Get your hands in a day. Magical position. 1234 Thumb finger, finger, finger, thumb finger from finger finger from finger thing. An important part of this technique is it the night we play with the thumb is the bass note for the court that we're playing from changing your guitar. You already know that the fourth string is a day night when we play a dick ord were playing the D Night with their thumb. If we change to a G chord, we need to know what the G night is. G Night is the third fret on the six string said. To play a G chord, we would play the six string with their thumb, keeping the rest of the fingers back where we had them before. Let's try this. 1234 thumb finger finger finger, thumb, finger finger, thumb finger thing I think we owe provided chat for you that shows you the mess common cords and they're based nights to help you decide which string you should play with your thumb before we finish with arpeggios. There is one extra pattern that we can play. You'll find very useful for many songs. Instead of just playing four notes, we're going to play at nights. The pet Inis thumb, third finger, second finger, first finger, second finger, third finger, thumb finger looks and sounds a bit like this. I'll canteen fist 12341234567812345678 Playing a decode, see if you can play along with me a little bit faster. 123412345678123456781234567812345678 3. D Major 7 Chord (DM7): how to play a D major. Seven Chord a day Major seven Chord is a little bit different. T a Day seven or what is correctly called a day dominant seventh Chord. This is the sand Off a D chord now at 87. Chord on the one we're going to Learn a D major. Seven Chord D major. Seven. Chord is often used in jazz style songs to play a D major. Seven. Place your first finger over the 1st 2nd and third strings on the second front, and that's it. Let's give it a game. 1234 Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan. Take fingers off your finger off. Place it back on again across the 1st 2nd and third string on the second front. 1234 Down, down, down, Down Now Let a D major seven chord but uses in your first jazz pace. At the end of this lesson. 4. D7 Chord: has to play a D seventh chord. A day seven chord looks like an arrow pointing the opposite way to a decode. To play a day. Seven chord means you need to stop your fingers around from a D. Accord de seven is also called a D dominant seven, as opposed to a D major. Seventh or a day seven. They're all three different chords. Place your finger on the second string in the first. Fret your second finger on the third string in the second front, your third finger on the first string in the second fret, Let's play D seven canteen. One, 234 down. Take your fingers off first finger on the second string in the first front, your second finger on the third string in the second front and your third finger on the first string in the second fret one 234 now had a day seven court to the list of chords that you can play 5. What songs can you play?: songs. We complain. What songs can you play now with these new chords Gated guitar player box dot com and Johnny Accords. By now you can play D. G. I'm Ana, a Mina Si, I de dominant seven, the Major seven I seven, Base seven, a seven Day seven and A. There will be hundreds of songs that you can play using a cape. A. You'll also be a to play along with your YouTube or Spotify visions of the songs. 6. Music symbols: There are many other music symbols that we can learn that will help us understand, hear music works and to help us play better. Let's look at a few more of these symbols we've learned about nights, minimums, semi braves, crotch, it's and quavers and the rest that belong. With each of days. They have a basic understanding off repeat sons. What we haven't looked at is this staff you have seen it before. The staff is the five lines and spaces that you will see that music is written on the lines themselves. I could ledger lines. We also have bar lines, which are the lines that separate each of the bars that the vertical ones double bylines, which you have seen used when we have repeats. Another new symbol is called a cliff, and you have already seen a cliff is, well, this squiggly line. It is called a G cliff or a treble clef. Another cliff that we have a swell is the base cliff. Or if Cliff the Cliff is used to tell us what the names of the ledger lines are on a staff , for example, a g clef or a treble clef. The very center of where the symbol starts, sits directly over the line that is G, so it's also called the G Cliff for trouble Cliff. It tells us that the second line from the bottom is the night G. A base cliff, which is called F cliff. The very start of the top left sits on top of the second line from the top or covers the second line from the top. It is called an F cliff, and that tells us that that line, the second line from the top, is if another type of legend lines or staff that you may see is called tab. And it's for tablature to teach you how to play lead pats on a guitar or basically time or any other string instrument. The lines in temperature represent each of the strings on the instrument, so if you're playing guitar the tablet, you would have six lines. If you were playing ukulele, the temperature would only have four lines. This thin shows you which fret and which string to put your fingers on. Two ply the nights have three. This is giving you a bit more of an idea of some of the symbols that he used in music 7. Strumming pattern: This isn't your guitar rhythm, and it uses at different time. Signature. You may remember we discussed 44 as four crunchy bits per bar. This rhythm uses a time signature of 68 This means six quiet abates per bam. The ICT of the bottom shows us it's a quiver, and six is a number of base. Several years in the bar. When we can't see Excite, we can can't one and two and, uh, or you can count. 123456 Make sure the accent, the one and the four when you can't this way. 123456 To play this rhythm to strum your guitar Dan six times. Let's try this. Using an a minor chord, I will can't six in 1234 by 6123456123 Try playing this rhythm again, using a mana toe A and back to a manner. Hey, 1234563634636346 Well done. Taken notice of the time signatures in the songs on Guitar Player Boxed up come to see if they are in 68 your name. Be able to apply those songs with the correct rhythm pattern 8. Practice track: It's now time to play, J. J. Feild said. Or jazz. This song is in six site, and it does have repeated the end. The courts were going to use our D Team Major seven, the dominant seven to J Your Trip. Eight story fairly easily and again. Start with the slow tempo. Work your way up to the fast tempo. Just be really careful with the D major. Seven Chord. Make sure your finger hold stand all three of their strings together at the same time. Let's go. 9. Ja5Z 52 bpm: 10. Ja5Z 62 bpm: 11. Ja5Z 72 bpm: