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How to play Guitar for beginners in 10 weeks - Week 8

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:32
    • 2. The notes on a guitar

      3:19
    • 3. Em7 chord

      1:21
    • 4. Dm7 chord

      0:55
    • 5. Reading notes

      4:34
    • 6. Strumming pattern

      1:27
    • 7. Practice track

      0:32
    • 8. Real 60 bpm

      1:22
    • 9. Real 70 bpm

      1:08
    • 10. Real 80 bpm

      1:02
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About This Class

In this class you will learn:

  • The notes on a guitar
  • Em7 chord
  • Dm7 chord
  • Reading notes
  • 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: In this lesson, you will learn some of the nights on the guitar. You will land an aim on a seven chord and the demon of seven court. You'll also learn a bit more about night rating and more complex rhythm pattern to use on the guitar, which you will use with the practice track called Riel. Let's go. 2. The notes on a guitar: is extremely useful to lend the nights on the guitar, especially the nights on the lower, thicker strings 45 and six. This will help with playing arpeggios and with knowing what notes you can play when we get into very advanced cords, starting with the light a string. The nights on the strings follow the musical alphabet, which is the notes A, B, C, D, E, F and G, which then repeat the night. On the first fret of the Light East ring is the night, if the night on the third fret of the light, A string is G. The next night is the open fifth string, which is I second fret on. The fifth string is being on the third fret on the fifth string. It's saying the open fourth string is day. Second fret on the fourth string is third. Fret on. The fourth string is back to If I notice. When I played these, I used my first finger in the first fret second finger in the second fret third finger in the third fret and forth little finger in the fourth threat. Try to do the says you practice. Remember, we're talking about notes not cords. Cords of what you strum and night is the individual sand that, combined with a few more nights, makes up the sand of Accord that's tried to play through the nights from the light a string to the night a on the full string. Follow the diagram and play along I Will Candace Seen Fist one Teoh three Full have been a string G i B C D A. Near played, an active that was eight nights in what is called a scale. Let's try this again. Can be seen one to three, for I've been a If g. I being seeing now play all the notes from low E to, ah, high active G using all the strings. See if you comply along and replay the exercise as many times as you need to get comfortable with where these notes are. Canteen one to three for pipe in a If G i B C D E f g. I have a B c D. A string. If Jay well done, go back and reply this if you need to to help practice through it, should the nights print out the notes sheet that are provided? Keep a copy in your guitar case, and that will help you remember what the notes are on the guitar. 3. Em7 chord: to play an A minus seven or a minor dominant seven chord. As it is called correctly, There are two different forms that you can use. You can place your first finger on the fifth string in the second fret and that's it. Or you can place your first finger on the fifth string in the second front, your second finger on the fourth string in the second front, your third finger on the second string in the third fret and your full finger on the first string in the third fret. Let's listen to hear what that sands luck. Oh, accounting. One, 234 Strong, strong. It's thing is a really nice sanding court. Fingers often try again. First finger on the fifth string in the second front second finger on the fourth string in the second, fret third finger on the second string in the third front and your full finger on the first string in the third Fret. Here we go. One Teoh three, bore Strong's drums strong. You have talent, an aim on a seven chord 4. Dm7 chord: D minus seven or demanded dominant seven is a simple cord to play. It's a slight variation on the demon accord that you learned earlier. Place your first finger over the second and fair strings in the first front, then place your second finger on the third string in the second. Fret. Let's play 1234 Strong, strong, strong, strong. I can't fingers off back on again. First finger over the second and fair strings in the fist front. Your second finger on the third string in the second. Friend. 1234 Strong, strong, strong, strong. Well done. You will use this chord in the next practice track. 5. Reading notes: Now that you are extremely comfortable with cords, let's look a reading nuts before you can stop playing knights on the guitar. You need to know how to read the nights on a sheet of music. Although this course does not get into detail on night rating, it is useful to have an understanding of what is involved and the potential for you. If you can read some nuts, let's look at the G or trouble Cliff Fist. Remember it showed us that the middle line on the staff is the night G. This matches the J string on your top. If we look at this collection of notes, you will see that it has the notes. See de E. If n. G written on the music, they are all written as crutch. It's if we now look at the nights on the guitar, you can see we have the night See which is the fifth string. Third fret. Apply this with your third finger, followed by the night D, which is the open four string. Next is E, which is the fourth string second friend. Use your middle finger for this night, then F, which is the third fret on the fourth string on, lastly, the Open J String, which is the third string way. If we can apply this piece of music, it would look and sound like this. Won t. 34 c d E f g That's dragon. See if you can play along one T 34 Seen Dean. It's now try a more complicated piece of music reading the Nights We Have a C, which is a crutch, it D and A, which quivers de as a crutch. It A and F, which I quivers then G if a d a quivers and see as a minimum to play this replace. See on the third fret. Fifth String D is the IAP in fourth string E second fret on the fourth string back to D, which is the open string again. A second fret on the fourth string F eyes. The third fret on the fourth string G is the open fourth string, then F A C E o. Timing of the Knights would sound like this. 123412 and 34 and one and two and 34 It's your turn to play this melody. One T 3412 and 34 end one and to N 3412 n 34 and one and two and 34 This try once more and see if you can play along again. One T 3412 and 34 and one and 234 12 and 34 and one and two and three. For A Zaken, see, it's not too difficult to Lynn Hatter. Read music. With some practice, you can become faster at reading the nights and more proficient but finding the nights on the guitar as well as playing the correct timing for the nets, Make sure you practice. One thing I have not mentioned is a difference between single nights and nights with beams to cuevas beside each other can be written by drawing a line between them. This means exactly the same thing as two single Cuevas, but joined together. We conjoined them with a beam across the top 6. Strumming pattern: and next rhythm to learn may seem a little confusing, but once you start playing it a faster tempo, it becomes easier. Let's walk through it slowly. We have down wrist wrist notice again how we move their hand up, but don't touch the strings on both beats two and beat three. Here it is playing to accounting of four 123 for Dan. Wrist, wrist, wrist, wrist. That's if you play long Won t 34 down. Wrist, wrist, wrist, wrist A faster tempo won t 34 Dan up wrist, wrist, wrist, wrist up thistles The rhythm that will we use for an ex practice track called Riel. 7. Practice track: this song uses your new cords D minus seven a minus seven, and it also has the difficult F barcode in it. Practice along slowly to the first practice track and then move on to the next faster practice trek. As you get more comfortable with both the rhythm and the chord changes. Because this pattern ends with a quiver upbeat at the end of each bar, you don't have much time to change chords, so take it slowly first, so that you get that chord change nice and smooth before you go to the faster tempos. 8. Real 60 bpm: 9. Real 70 bpm: 10. Real 80 bpm: