If you’re just starting out on guitar, today’s video is for you! It features 4 chords that every guitar player should know. We’re talking about getting in to open chords, plus what you should focus on after you learn them.
My main goal for Chasing Sound is to show you that you can learn guitar no matter what stage you're at in life, and no matter how old you are. I've talked to so many of you through email and elsewhere, and you've given me great feedback on what you're struggling with.
There's already a ton of inspirational and informative posts on the site, and you should also consider signing up to our free Six String Sunday community (sign up in the sidebar). But, for those of you who are just starting out, you need to know what you need to know.
Which is why over the next few weeks I'm going to be tagging certain articles with B2B, for back to basics. These articles will be great if you're just starting out, if you've played for a while, or if you're advanced but want to fill in some knowledge gaps.
Once I'm done with all of these articles I'm considering publishing them as one e-book, but I am also figuring out a way to make a "roadmap" that guides you along the path in a logical way.
We're going to be going over a number of topics like:
- How to properly hold your guitar
- How to make major and minor scales
- How to switch chords quickly
- How to make your practice schedule
- How to read and write music
- How to easily find notes on the fretboard
- How to record your first guitar part
And so much more that I think is essential to any guitar player's toolkit. Stay tuned to the website and on social media for each installment. You'll never have to wonder where to start again.
Getting lost on the fretboard is one of the most discouraging things while playing. Today we're going to learn a bunch of different examples to help you never get lost on the fretboard again! All the examples use the octave method to find your way around the fretboard, whether that be high up on the guitar neck or down low.