Free Guitar Lessons For Beginners - Part 3 - More chords, and more tab

Part 3

Congrats on making it to part three of our free guitar lessons for beginners series. If you have made it this far you are well on your way to becoming a great guitar player! In this weeks lesson we will be discussing more chords and how to read tab on the 5th and 6th string.





New Chords

D major

Here we have a non-simplified D major chord

-The vertical lines represent the strings. With the far right line being the bottom E string.

-The horizontal lines represent the frets.

-The ‘x’ tells you not to strum from that string.

-2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the first string

-1st finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string

-3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the second string



F major

Here we have a non-simplified F major chord

-The ‘x’ tells you not to strum from that string.

-1st finger on the 1st fret of the second string

-2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string

-3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 4th string





Now go ahead and try out this chord progression which uses all of the chords we have learned so far! Remember that every chord receives 4 beats.



Practice Tip: Use a metronome to hear what 4 beats for each chor sounds like. If you are struggling with the transition use the metronome to help you. For example, play C major for 4 beats, then have 4 beats to transition to the next chord. Once that becomes easy, go down to 3 beats in between, etc.





Tab on the 5th and 6th string

Playing notes on the top two strings will be less common. I and most artists look at them as bass notes rather than places to play melodically. Regardless it is still good practice to be familiar with this.









Congratulations!

You have successfully completed the Tretter Studios guide to learning the guitar in three weeks! Remember music is a journey, you have a long way to go but I hope this served as a useful guide to learning how and where to get started.


What do I do now?

There are a few options. You can begin learning songs on your own, go down to a music shop and buy some song books to work out of. You can use free resources such as ‘Ultimate-Guitar.com’ to find the tab to some of your favorite tunes. And lastly, you can take private lessons. Hopefully with us! The first lesson is always free! Sorry, I had to do a shameless plug for my book. Remember, this book was not meant to teach you how to be a great guitarist, it was made to help you get started, a launching pad. Music is a journey, and journeys aren’t always easy, but if you keep at it you will achieve all of your wildest musical dreams! Good luck!



For Questions and or inquiries about private lessons please email me at:

MaestroMusicLessonsOnline.com

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