How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 7 | Christopher Richter | Skillshare

Playback Speed

  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x

How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 7

teacher avatar Christopher Richter, Learn to create music the way you want!

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Listening to music

    • 3. Dm chord

    • 4. F Major chord

    • 5. The staff

    • 6. Strumming pattern

    • 7. Practice Track

    • 8. Take Some Time 66 bpm

    • 9. Take Some Time 76 bpm

    • 10. Take Some Time 86 bpm

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class

In this class you will learn:

  • Dm chord
  • F Major chord
  • The staff
  • 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.

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Christopher Richter

Learn to create music the way you want!


Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.


1. Introduction: in this lesson, you will learn about the importance of listening to music. Have to play a D minus seven chord as well as a new F back order way were gay into more detail about what Cliff is and how this helps us with learning the nights on the stuff had to strum a 34 rhythm and and next practice track called Take Some Time. 2. Listening to music: because music is about sand, it is extremely important that you listen to music and take notice of what is happening in the music. There are three key things to listen for in music to help improve your playing. They are one the form of a song to the feel or rhythm of a song. And three. The court changes in the song, contemporary or modern songs I usually made up of verse, Chorus, Bridge, an introduction and unending. Sometimes they may have an instrumental or Salo. Somebody in the song you will already notice from playing some songs that the course of the versus out from the same and the cause to the chorus is also the same for each course. For example, the song Perfect by Ed Sheeran, which is in six site, has an introduction this a chorus of this chorus and instrumental. And then, of course, the form of the song is very simple. The cords in the this are the same for each vests. The chords in the chorus are the same for each course. So once you learn first here to play the vis and the chorus, then you know pretty much the whole song. So take notice of the form in other songs heavily versus There are how many choruses they used in the sun and check if the course is repeated. The end of the song is this is also very common. The second thing to look at is the feel or rhythm of a song, which is extremely important. This, along with the lyrics and the melody, are what separates one song from another. He may be using Executive Sound Court pattern as many other songs, but when you add the lyrics, the melody and a different rhythm, then you have a new song. As he listened to the song Tap on Your Knee, the feel or rhythm that the song has, this could be changed into a guitar rhythm. When you listen to a song that may be a very similar rhythm toe, one that you've already land or it may be something completing you. It doesn't take long to start to get a feel for how the rhythm in a particular song Sands. You can then start to make songs more unique by varying Hey, you strum the guitar to suit the feel of a song. The final part of music to take notice of when you're listening is where the cords change. So far, we have been changing chords once per bar. In reality, many songs change a different places in about you may need to change from a C chord to a J cord halfway through about were, you may need to change the cord just before the end of about instead of the count of one humanity change chords of the counter four. As you listen to music, listen for the court changes, so you can start to get a better understanding of when the courts need to change and where in the bar the courts will change. Listen to your favorite songs while looking at the court. John can help you find where the court Sanders should be. And this will help your listening skills to pick up the right places to change chords. When you play 3. Dm chord: had to play a d Mont accord. A Dame Ana is a very action on a decoder. You will have noticed already that cords with the same letters very similar to the cords when we add 1/7 or my jack or a dominant seventh. This is because cords are made up of notes and 1/7 chord is just adding one extra night to accord. Place your first finger on the first string in the first. Fret your second finger on the third string in the second front and your third finger on the second string in the third. Fret. Let's can't listen. 1234 Dan! Damn! Damn! Damn! Take your fingers off first finger on the first string in the first front second finger on the third string in the second fret and your third finger on the second string in the third fret Kennedy. 1234 Down, Down, down! Damn! You have a new chord to add to your very large collection of courts. 4. F Major chord: had to play in. If magical, this is the first court we might struggle a bit with hat. Apply the cord. This top of court is often referred to us back ord because she place one finger across all the strings on the guitar. I'll teach you two different ways to play this cordon. The first is the normal. By that you apply this cord. Then I will show you an easy way to plan. If magical, place your first finger across all six strings in the first front. Place your second finger on the third string in the second, fret, then your third finger on the fifth string in the third front. Finally, your fourth finger on the fourth string. In the third fret, try strumming. And if Magic Cord 1234 sprung from a stroke. Did you get a hint with this cord? Is that your first finger really only needs to hold down the night on the six string and the first and second string, your other fingers will be Harding down the nights on the 3rd 4th and fifth string's already for you tell it's dragging your first finger across all six strings in the first fret your second finger on the third string. Second fret your third finger on the fifth string in the third fret. And finally your fourth finger on the fourth string in the third fret Canton for 1234 down . Then Dan, Dan Dan. Negative thing is arrest. An easy way to play. This cordon is to not play the lower six string place your first finger across the first and second string only on the first front place your second finger on the third string. Second front, your third finger on the fifth string. Third fret, and finally, 1/4 finger on the fourth string in the third. Fret net winnings from Don't Play the Lie Sixth a string canting 1234 Down, down. Things called will take some practice. So be patient. Give yourself extra time to practice that if magical, when she had this court work, Daddy will open up a whole new world of chords that you'll be able to play 5. The staff: So far, we have lent a few of the symbols used in music. Crutch. It's quivers, crocheting, Cueva wrists, repeat marks and balance. We looked at a couple of other symbols that are useful tonight. One symbol that we did look at is called a cliff. You might remember seeing this from an earlier lesson. We looked at the trouble cliff in music. Remember the lines and spices? I caught a staff. This is used to represent the different musical notes, and this is how people read music. So then I want night they're playing. The cliff is used to let you know what night should be used for the lawns and spices. A treble clef that looks like this shows us that the middle start of the trouble cliff drawing is a G night. This means if you can't age night up or down on the staff, we can work out what the other lands and spices air cooled. For example, the second bottom line, as shown by the trouble of J. Cliff, is a J night. The next space above that would be a the next line above that again would be B and so on going Damn from the J Night. The spice belie G is f. The line below that is E, and the night belie the bottom line is date. Often we had an extra night. Belie this with a line through it, and this is called C. You may have heard of it referred to as middle scene. If we use a different cliff called Basically for F Cliff, the starting point of the cliff is an F night. This means the five lines and spaces, and they're all different notes than what they were for a dribble cliff. Now the spice above the F night is G. The top line is now I the night sitting on the top of the line is be and the night above. If we put a line through it is C. It is confusing. Let's try this all together. Music used to look like this. It was called the Grand Staff, but working at the nights with 11 lines and spices was an absolute not May. If you look at the night on the middle line, it is called Middle C By removing the middle line and having five lines at the top, a missing line in the middle and five lines at the bottom, we can add a trouble cliff to the top five lines in a base cliff to the bottom five lines. You can see how the grand staff was turned into something more readable by a normal person , so the trouble Cliff represents the top five lines and spaces above Middle C, and the base cliff represents the five lines and spaces below middle C. Simple. Now that's probably enough for decision. In this course, we will not be learning how to read all of the nights on treble and bass clef. This is beyond the 1st 10 weeks, but I hope this has been useful for you in understanding what the cliff symbols mean. 6. Strumming pattern: this new rhythm. Patton uses a time signature off 34 You guessed it. That means three crutches beats per bar. To get this rhythm, we can't one end to end three. End one end to end three end you can also, I can't one risk to end three wrist. Oh, uh, Dan risk Dan up down rest. Let's try this rhythm on a C chord. All counting three, one and two and three and damn race down. Now we'll be playing this rhythm using the chord C, F and G and back to see one Byron H Keep going one and two and three and down. Wrist. Wrist risk rests. Risk. Well, then, go back and try again if you struggled, especially with the F chord, as you will need this for the next practice trick. 7. Practice Track: this practice track is called Take some time because it has an F chord in it. It may take some time to perfect. Also, remember, the music is in 34 three crutch. It beats per bar. There are three different tempos. Stopped the slower tempo and work your way up. 8. Take Some Time 66 bpm: 9. Take Some Time 76 bpm: 10. Take Some Time 86 bpm: