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How to play guitar: Beginner class

teacher avatar Zaari Younes

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Parts of the guitar

    • 3. Tuning

    • 4. Read and play your first chord

    • 5. Play the 4 magical chords

    • 6. Play your first song

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About This Class

About This Class

In this class, I'm gonna take you through the basics of learning guitar, starting with the basics: the parts of the guitar, tuning, and how to read a chord picture and learning them step by step. Then play your favorite songs with just 4 chords

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Zaari Younes


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1. Intro : In this class, you're going to find everything you need to serve playing guitar, complain your first chord and play any song you like. Everyone. And welcome to my beginner class. So we're going to start by learning all parts of the guitar by to10 and read core steps. And then we will leave her why learning course, which will allow you to play any songs you want. I've been playing guitar for over nine years, and I also make a lot of acoustic covers. I believe that I can teach you how to play guitar because I got a lot of tricks that I wish I knew when I was learning. I also recommend you to go check out my work on my YouTube channel. Well, playing with course, he's one of the most important things in our class. Because you're going to learn how to play many songs. We've just limited course. So without further ado, I'm really excited for you to start your hope to see you on the other side. 2. Parts of the guitar: First of all, thank you for coming along. So let's start with the guitar and everything that we need in order for us to play. Sourcing with the hat is where we find six tuners that are attached to six strings. The head is attached to the neck, is where we find those horizontal metals, gold threads. We have the body of the guitar. And each way will also find the bridge. This one is called the cable is either makes the court higher or lower example. And this one is called a pig. It simply help us to play the guitar. 3. Tuning: Right now we're going to talk about how to tune your guitar, and there are a few ways. The first one I recommend you to buy one of these, it's called a tuner and we use it to tune out wikis are basically you put it on the top of the guitar and we start to me till we see the grant lights. And there are some guitars does have tuners include it. If you don't have to sooner, you can find some sooner apps on the phone like this one. 4. Read and play your first chord: So in this lesson, we're going to learn how to read CT image is going to seem a little bit hard at first. But trust me, it's very easy. We're going to go step by step until you learn everything. So for example, if you want to play a chord, E minor, we're gonna take our first finger and you're going to put it in the second fret of the fifth string. And you guys take our second finger and put it in the second fret. Fourth string, like that. And you want to press very hard and not touch the other string. So again, these are called Fred's as you already set. So this is the first friend and this is the second fret. So we're going to put it in the second fret. This one is called the first string. The thinnest to the thickest. First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth. So our first finger on the fifth string, second fret, and our second finger in the fourth string, second fret. And we'll get to play. And that's our first score. And that's how you play an E minor chord. Always remember, when you want to play a chord like an E minor chord, always play with different shapes. Not sure bets. When you play with your bats, you will definitely touched other strings, which will make a very bad sign. So always play with your tips. Example. When learning how to play, the courts will always got to find major violence example, the safe, the ELA. So we have the E minor and the major. The E minor are always set in major. I'm happy. Let's take an example. Here. I'm going to play a D major. D minor. Happy court. That the micro itself. And that's just one example of a life course. So in a lot of firsts, we have majors and minors. Of course. We're going to go to that in our next lesson. We're going to learn for us to trust me. Those are very important for us because of them, you're going to learn how to play a lot, a lot of the favorite sites. So don't go anywhere, just sacred. 5. Play the 4 magical chords: So in this lesson, we're going to learn how to play for courts. Those courts are going to help you to play basically a lot of songs that you like. And those course, our G major, C major, D major, E minor. Play a G major chord. You place your first finger on the second fret, fifth chord. 6. Play your first song: So right now I'm finally, you're going to play your first solved using those four chords. That's who they are. So let's play the song I'm Yours is kinda go something like that. Those are the court's done. Don't know when you may have tried to be two that you see mounted a family through the cracks. And now try and get back. Before the queen died. They gave in him. See similar things, God as some people, divine wrath and say, Get him to pay. Say no. So what you saw here is that I played the song using those Fourth courts. And it goes something like this. By the first one, it was the g. Then move to the d, then the E. And finally, in my right hand, I just played simple and basic is good just like that. And if I add the course is going to sound like this.