Strumming a G chord
Hello and welcome to my beginner guitar course.
In this course, you will step by step learn:
- How to play open position chords
- How to read and play strumming patterns
- How to play 9 famous songs
- How to build 2nd guitar parts using a capo
- How to build finger style patterns
To achieve all this, simply follow the step by step structure. Let’s get right to it!
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Strumming an open position G chord
The first thing we need to learn is how to fret an open position G chord.
In the video I demonstrate how to play this chord. As you’ll find out, there are several different ways you can fret a G chord. Try them all and decide which one is most comfortable for you.
Let’s put this chord to work by trying some simple strumming patterns. Your right-hand needs to act as a pendulum and never stop moving up and down along with the beat.
Here’s what example 1 looks like written down. Use the TAB loop in the playlist above to practice.
When you can play along with the loop and see the connection between it and the notation, move on to example 2.
Here’s what it looks like when written down. There’s another TAB loop to practice this in the playlist, use it to ensure you’re getting this.
Keep practicing until you’re in sync with me and can see how to notation corresponds with what we are playing together.
Let’s move on to example 3 and see what that looks like when written down. Again, practice to the corresponding loop above.
Finally, here’s the last example written down.
Practice this along to the last loop.
All in all, spend up to thirty minutes practicing all these patterns along to the loops.
In the next step, we’ll learn the chromatic exercise. This will help with your strumming technique as well.
See you then!
Dan (your guitar guru)