Beginner Guitar Lessons - Your Complete Foundation Course

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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

The Frethub Foundation Course for contemporary guitar - taught by top UK session guitarists Bobby Harrison and Nick Radcliffe - is a crash-course that we hope will get you playing well in a relatively short space of time, since we’ve cut out any unnecessary exercises and just kept the valuable stuff. Whether you’re into rock, metal, country, blues or jazz, the techniques and approaches presented in these lessons apply to all styles of modern music. We teach you all of the essential chords, scales and techniques you need to be able to play in a band, write your own songs or to simply make good music at home. You don’t need to be able to read music to learn with FretHub and we’ve even cut out the need to read guitar Tab, since everything is explained thoroughly, in a note-for-note fashion. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Promo video for this course is designed to represent all of our courses available on this website. However our Foundation course should prepare you sufficiently to be able to tackle the more advanced techniques on display, so why not give us a try and most importantly....have fun!

What are the requirements?

  • What do you need? A guitar!!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This is a complete foundation course which teaches the right stuff in the right order at the right pace. Perfect for beginners, intermediate players with gaps in their knowledge, or anybody with a desire to finally learn to play the guitar properly. There are very few more experienced teachers and musicians than Bobby Harrison and Nick Radcliffe.
  • Learn to play the guitar to a good level and fully understand everything you are playing while developing your ear for music!

What is the target audience?

  • If you can already play, why not dive in half way through? The course is neatly broken down so you can choose the start level for your ability and there should be plenty to gain from the lessons.
  • If you are already a Guitar God but feel there might be the tiniest room for improvement, we have plenty of other courses to suit you!

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Curriculum

Section 1: The Frethub Foundation Course - Level 1
01:29

The FretHub Foundation Course for Contemporary Guitar is a fresh and comprehensive course of guitar lessons weighing in at over 18 hours of video tuition, from two highly qualified and respected teachers with over 50 years of combined professional experience.

Our guitar lessons are taught in a down-to-earth manner and presented in a logical and progressive order, providing the consistency and familiarity you get from taking guitar lessons with a private tutor.

Our aim is to give you a solid foundation and equip you with the necessary tools to learn, recognise and employ the guitar techniques and tricks that are used in the making of the music you love.

From beginners through to intermediate players, this course has everything you need to help you on your journey to become, not just a good guitar player, but a great all round musician

08:01

In this first series of videos, Bobby and Nick take you from never before having picked up a guitar to being able to play some classic songs in just a few short lessons.
You will learn: The anatomy of the guitar and the names of the open strings; lots of essential chords and how to change between them; how to strum, plus many popular chord progressions and classic songs. Remember, you get out what you put in, so be sure to practice regularly. However, when you’re starting out learning guitar, it’s natural to experience some soreness in your fingertips. Please do not play through pain. If you feel discomfort at any point, please stop. Rest assured your fingertips will soon toughen up.

Before we learn anything on the guitar, it’s important that you know the anatomy of the instrument. Here, in our first video lesson, Bobby and Nick show you the main types of electric and acoustic guitars and give you a basic run down of what everything’s called and what its function is.

01:43

Now we’re going to look at the six open strings and learn their names.

07:44

Now that we know the names of the strings, it’s important that you learn how to keep your guitar in tune. In this video, Bobby shows you how to alter the pitch of the open strings using the guitar’s machineheads. As explained in this lesson, it’s recommended that you keep the “Tuning Notes” video open in a separate tab when studying with Frethub. This will give you a reference for when you feel your guitar needs re-tuning.

Incidentally, Bobby is a left-handed guitarist. To make his lessons easier for most people to follow, we decided to horizontally flip his videos when we edited them. However, we left this lesson un-flipped in order to avoid confusion when Bobby goes on to demonstrate several electronic guitar tuners and apps later in the video.

10:37

In this lesson, Nick shows us the E and A minor chords. These two chords are similar in shape, so it’s a great place to start as we can practice changing between the two and begin making music straight away.

08:57

Using the E and A minor chords we learned in the previous lesson, we’re now going to look at strumming and changing between the two chords.

02:52

Next, Nick shows us the chord of C. It’s fairly easy to change between the chords of C and A minor.

02:51

Now that we know three chords, we can practice changing between them with very musical results. Nick shows you how.

01:28

Now it's time to learn another new chord: The very commonly used open chord of D.

02:12

In this lesson, we learn yet another very commonly used chord: The chord of G.

02:48

With five chords under already our belts, we’re well on our way to playing some great guitar! In this video, Nick gives you some tips on changing between all five chords.

02:40

In this lesson, we learn yet another very commonly used chord: The chord of A.

07:11

Now it’s time to learn our first song as Bobby shows you how to play the 1960s classic, “Wild Thing”. This song features the chords of A, D and E and will serve as a valuable exercise to improve your chord changes.

06:46

Using the same chords Bobby showed you in “Wild Thing”, we’re now going to learn a 12 bar blues in the key of A. This will further improve your chord changes and you’ll also learn a new and effective strumming pattern.

06:46

In this lesson, Bobby shows us how to play the classic song “Hey Joe”, made famous by Jimi Hendrix. This song is based around just five chords. Once again, it serves as a fantastic exercise for improving both our chord changes and our strumming.

06:02

In this lesson, Bobby introduces us to a new chord: The chord of E minor. We’re going to learn a very popular four chord sequence that features in countless classic songs. If you’re interested in songwriting, you can even take this chord progression and come up with a song of your own.

13:24

Over the next 2 lessons, Nick shows us some very useful strumming patterns and techniques. These patterns are used in countless songs and also work very well if you want to write your own songs too.

08:12

In this lesson, Nick continues to shows us some very useful strumming patterns and techniques. These patterns are used in countless songs and also work very well if you want to write your own songs too.

Section 2: The FretHub Foundation Course - Level 2
02:17

In this second series of lessons, Nick and Bobby introduce us to many more exciting techniques and ideas to further improve our guitar playing.
Subjects covered include: The 1st position chords of D minor and F; Power chords; Palm muting; Rock n’ roll/Blues 12 bar shuffle riffs; Finding the notes on the neck and some classic riffs and songs including: “The House Of The Rising Sun”; “Everybody Hurts”; “You Really Got Me”; “All The Small Things” and “Save Tonight”.

In this first lesson, Nick teaches us yet another very commonly used chord: The chord of F.

13:12

Now that we know the chord of F, we can learn another classic song. In this lesson, Nick shows us how to play The Animals version of “The House Of The Rising Sun”.
This is a great song to practice as it will also improve your picking hand technique.

11:28

Another song that will improve both your chord changes and your picking hand technique is the REM classic “Everybody Hurts”. In this lesson, Nick shows us how to play the intro, verse and chorus sections of this great song.

13:02

Now it’s time to learn Power Chords. Learning these shapes will open a lot of doors for your riff playing, since power chords are used in countless classic songs. In this lesson, Nick also shows us how to play The Kinks classic “You Really Got Me”. The Kinks are often credited with introducing the overdriven, power chord-based riff to mainstream audiences and paving the way for the rock bands of the late 60s, 70’s 80’s and beyond.

04:35

Another song that uses power chords to great effect is the 2004 U2 classic “Vertigo”. In this lesson, Bobby shows us the main riff from the song. This is a great riff to practice since it will improve the speed at which we change from one power chord to the next.

04:27

In this lesson, Bobby introduces us to palm muting. This technique is common in all kinds of music and used to great effect by many rock, metal and punk bands as it’s an effective way of altering dynamics within songs. Bobby shows you the technique, using the intro section of the Foo Fighters classic “All My Life”, as well as parts of “All The Small Things” by Blink 182.

10:19

As promised in the previous lesson, we’re now going to learn the verse and chorus riffs from “All The Small Things” by Blink 182. This is a great song to practice if we want to improve our palm muting, dynamics and power chord changes.

09:42

Over the next two lessons, Nick shows us some essential rock ‘n’ roll/blues 12 bar shuffle riffs that feature in countless classic songs. Nick also demonstrates different variations of grooves and how to add palm muting to create dynamics.

03:38

In this lesson, Nick continues to show us some essential rock ‘n’ roll/blues 12 bar shuffle riffs that feature in countless classic songs. Nick also demonstrates different variations of grooves and how to add palm muting to create dynamics.

04:26

In this lesson, Nick teaches us the chord of D minor and shows us a cool chord sequence that features three minor chords. This chord progression will help us practice our changes. If you’re a songwriter, you could even try taking these minor chords and coming up with your own original composition.

11:18

In this video, Bobby teaches us the Eagle Eye Cherry hit “Save Tonight”. This song features just four chords throughout, including the chord of F. Not only will learning this song be great pratice for our chord changes, but it will also improve our strumming. Bobby also demonstrates several other well known songs that share this same chord progression. If you’re a songwriter, you could try taking these four chords and coming up with your own original composition.

07:58

Over the next four lessons, Bobby teaches us the notes on the neck. It’s essential at this point, for the progress of your playing, that we at least know how to find the notes on the low E and the A strings as this will allow us to locate the roots of power chords and later, barre chords, scales, riffs and much more. Bobby takes us through each note, step by step, so that it’s easy to follow. We also have available on this website an intensive course named “Learning The Neck” that explores this subject deeper. Think of these four short lessons as a kind of “Learning The Neck Lite”, since they contain as much information as you need at this point to navigate your way around the fretboard.

04:55

In this lesson, Bobby continues to teach us the notes on the neck. It’s essential at this point, for the progress of our playing, that we at least know how to find the notes on the low E and the A strings as this will allow us to locate the roots of power chords and later, barre chords, scales, riffs and much more. Bobby takes us through each note, step by step, so that it’s easy to follow. We also have available on this website an intensive course named “Learning The Neck” that explores this subject deeper. Think of these four short lessons as a kind of “Learning The Neck Lite”, since they contain as much information as you need at this point to navigate your way around the fretboard.

04:28

In this lesson, Bobby continues to teach us the notes on the neck. It’s essential at this point, for the progress of our playing, that we at least know how to find the notes on the low E and the A strings as this will allow us to locate the roots of power chords and later, barre chords, scales, riffs and much more. Bobby takes us through each note, step by step, so that it’s easy to follow. We also have available on this website an intensive course named “Learning The Neck” that explores this subject deeper. Think of these four short lessons as a kind of “Learning The Neck Lite”, since they contain as much information as you need at this point to navigate your way around the fretboard.

14:52

In this lesson, Bobby continues to teach us the notes on the neck. It’s essential at this point, for the progress of our playing, that we at least know how to find the notes on the low E and the A strings as this will allow us to locate the roots of power chords and later, barre chords, scales, riffs and much more. Bobby takes us through each note, step by step, so that it’s easy to follow. Elsewhere on this website, there’s an intensive course-within-a-course named “Learning The Neck” that explores this subject deeper. Think of these four short lessons as a kind of “Learning The Neck Lite”, since they contain as much information as you need at this point to navigate your way around the fretboard.

Section 3: The FretHub Foundation Course - Level 3
03:30

In this third series of lessons, Bobby and Nick take your playing to new heights, introducing you to more exciting techniques and ideas.
You will learn: alternate picking; great picking exercises to improve left and right hand co-ordination; how to tune your guitar by ear; dominant 7 chords; major and minor bar (or barre) chords and many classic songs.

In the first four lessons of Level 3, we’re going to concentrate on alternate picking. Bobby breaks down this technique step by step, allowing you to pick as efficiently and accurately as possible.

09:57

First, we isolate the picking hand, making sure we’re holding the pick correctly for maximum efficiency when using alternate picking.

12:34

Next, we learn a very useful linear chromatic exercise that incorporates alternate picking. This exercise is designed to improve co-ordination between both hands and will serve you well as a warm up routine for many years to come.

06:02

Next, we learn another very useful chromatic exercise that incorporates alternate picking. Again, this exercise is designed to improve co-ordination between both hands and will serve you well as a warm up routine for many years to come.

04:19

In this video, Nick explains relative tuning. Using this tried and tested technique, you’ll always be able to keep your guitar in tune without the aid of a tuner.

13:01

In this lesson, Bobby shows you the main riff, verse and chorus parts from Green Day’s “American Idiot”. As well as featuring a great riff, this song serves as a very useful exercise to practice quick changes between power chords.

07:37

Here, Nick shows you the Dominant 7 chords of G7, C7, A7, D7, E7 and B7. These are very common chords and essential to know, since they crop up in countless classic songs.

02:49

Now we’ve learnt some Dominant 7 chords, we can practice some common chord changes.

05:05

So far, we’ve covered 1st position chords incorporating open strings and power chords. By now, your hands should be strong enough to learn bar chords (or “Barre” chords). In this lesson, Nick shows you the 2 main barre chord shapes that will enable you to play major chords all over the neck. You may feel some strain in your wrist or hand, so please don’t play though pain, but rest assured, barre chords get easier with regular yet careful practice. Using the tips you learned in the “Finding Notes On The Neck” videos in the last module, it should be easy for you to locate your root notes and move these 2 barre chord shapes up and down, creating new chords. Try putting 2 or 3 barre chords together to create your own chord progressions, riffs or even whole songs.

03:27

In this video, Nick shows you the main riff from the Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. As well as being a classic riff, it’s a great way to practice your barre chords, since it features the 2 major barre chord shapes we learned in the previous lesson.

02:46

In this lesson, Nick shows you the 2 main minor barre chord shapes that will enable you to play minor chords all over the neck. You may feel some strain in your wrist or hand, so please don’t play though pain, but rest assured, barre chords get easier with regular yet careful practice. Using the tips we learned in the “Finding Notes On The Neck” videos in the last module, it should be easy for you to locate your root notes and move these 2 barre chord shapes up and down, creating new chords. Try putting 2 or 3 barre chords together (including the major shapes you already know) to create your own chord progressions, riffs or even whole songs. Knowing these shapes will also open the doors to learning many more classic songs.

11:34

A great song to practice changing between barre chords and moving them around the neck is the 1978 Undertones classic “Teenage Kicks”. In this lesson, Bobby shows you the main riff, verse, chorus and outro of the song.

07:23

Another great song to practice changing between barre chords is “Molly’s Chambers” by Kings Of Leon. In this video, Bobby shows you the main riff, verse and chorus parts.

01:32

In this short lesson, Bobby shows us how to play the Bob Dylan classic “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”. This great song features just four first position chords that you should already know.

01:32

In this lesson, Bobby shows us how to play the Tom Petty classic “Learning To Fly”. Again, this great song features just four first position chords that you should already know.

09:38

In this lesson, Nick shows us how to play the Neil Young classic “Heart Of Gold”. There are more chord changes in this song than in previous songs we’ve learned, but you should find it fairly easy if you’ve practiced your first positon chords.

Section 4: The Frethub Foundation Course - Level 4
10:17

We cover a lot of ground in this fourth series of lessons. You will learn: Major and minor scales in the first position; how to speed up your chord changes; the finger-style technique; how chords are made; major 7 and minor 7 chords; the all-important E minor pentatonic scale, hammer-ons, pull-offs and some classic songs.


In this first lesson, Bobby shows us the scales of C major and A minor in first position. Be sure to practice these scales both ascending and descending and use alternate picking throughout. This will help you to build up speed and dexterity in both hands.

01:56

In this lesson, Nick shows us a great technique that will enable us to make quicker changes from one chord to the next.

06:56

Now it’s time to learn the Fingerstyle technique. Nick breaks things down for us, showing us the right hand technique first.

03:11

In this lesson, Nick shows us a fingerpicking version of the classic song “House Of The Rising Sun”. This song features 5 chords that we already know, so it’s a great way to practice the fingerstyle technique. It is recommended that you first take a look at the picked version Nick taught us in Level 2.

03:32

Now it’s time to learn how chords are made. This will give you a far greater understanding, not only of chords, but also of scales. This lesson will help you learn the differences beween major, minor and other types of chords. First, we look at the formula for building major chords.

01:21

Continuing our study of how chords are made, we now look at the formula for building minor chords.

03:16

Continuing our study of how chords are made, we now look at the formula for building Dominant 7 chords.

05:23

In this lesson, Nick shows us some essential Major 7 chord shapes in first position. We also learn how Major 7 chords are made.

01:23

Next, we’re going to look at changing between some of the Major 7 chord shapes we learned in the previous lesson.

03:47

In this lesson, Nick shows us some essential Minor 7 chord shapes in first position. We also learn how Minor 7 chords are made.

03:43

In this lesson, Nick introduces the holy grail of scales: The Minor Pentatonic. This is arguably the most commonly used scale among guitar players and is featured in countless classic solos and riffs alike. Here, we look at the E Minor Pentatonic scale in 1st position.

05:20

Using the minor pentatonic scale we’ve just learned, we now look at hammer-ons and pull-offs: Two essential and very expressive techniques used in all styles of guitar playing.

04:23

Now it’s time to learn a classic rock n’ roll riff: The mighty “Shakin’ All Over” – a song originally performed by “Johnny Kidd and the Pirates” and made famous in the 1960s by “The Guess Who”. This riff is based around the E minor pentatonic scale in open position and serves as a fun and very musical rhythmic technique building excercise.

Section 5: The Frethub Foundation Course - Level 5 - Lead Guitar
08:08

In this next series of lessons, Nick and Bobby present a thorough introduction to playing lead guitar, providing you with a solid foundation to become a great soloist.
We cover a wide range of techniques and ideas including: the minor pentatonic scale; fast hammer-on and pull-off trills; expressive techniques such as vibrato and string bending; lots of cool blues/rock licks that you can practice over two great backing tracks; the blues scale; extending scales by breaking out of the box shape; incorporating slides and much more.

In this first lesson, we look at the movable minor pentatonic scale. In this example, we’re going to be working in the key of A minor. The minor pentatonic scale is arguably the most common scale in lead guitar. There are countless licks and riffs we can play once we’ve mastered this scale. We’re also going to practice some fast hammer-on and pull-off trills using this scale in order to build up dexterity and strength in our fingers.

09:58

Vibrato is a very expressive technique, but it can also take a while to master. That said, it’s fun to experiment with different types of vibrato, since it can also be a very personal technique. No two guitar players have exactly the same vibrato and many are distinguishable by the way they apply the technique.

06:49

In this lesson, we’re going to look at string bending. Like vibrato, string bending is a very experssive technique and can also be combined with vibrato for a vocal-like effect. Be sure to have a spare set of strings close by, since it’s not uncommon to break the odd string when you’re experimenting with string bends.

03:55

Next, we’re going to learn four blues/rock licks that incorporate string bending. Try putting these licks together to come up with your own solo ideas.

07:02

Next, we’re going to learn five more blues/rock licks that incorporate string bending, hammer-ons, pull-offs and vibrato, all based around the A minor pentatonic scale. Try playing these licks over the backing track. You can even experiment by coming up with your own ideas.

00:38

Now we’re going to put together a selection of the licks we’ve learnt so far and play them over the backing track. With just a few fairly simple licks, it really starts to sound like we’re playing lead guitar now. Try this yourself and see what else you can come up with.

03:11

At this point, it’s a good idea if we learn the riff that’s being played on our backing track in A. If you know your power chords, this is a fairly simple rhythm part. It’s especially handy to learn this part if you want to team up with a friend and trade solos.

04:08

The Blues Scale is very commonly used variation of the Minor Pentatonic Scale.

05:00

Now we’re going to look at another way of playing the minor pentatonic scale. This time, we’re breaking out of the box shape and incorporating slides for a very expressive feel.

04:36

In this lesson, we’re going to extend the range of the minor pentatonic scale even further, giving us a bigger playing area for our solos.

01:34

In this video, Nick shows us how to play the blues scale in the open E position.

03:41

Next, Nick shows us how to expand the E minor pentatonic and E blues scales, enabling us to add more range to our lead breaks.

09:49

In this video, Nick shows us four more cool blues/rock licks. This time, we’re playing over a new backing track in the key of E.

03:00

Here is the riff to our backing track in E as used in the previous lesson. It’s always handy to know what you’re soloing over and great if you’re planning to get together with a friend for a jam, taking turns to solo.

05:23

Here’s how to play the E minor pentatonic and the E blues scales in 12th position. This is the same shape we learned in A minor, but this time, we start on the 12th fret. We also look at extending the E minor pentatonic scale in the same way we did with the A minor pentatonic. By practicing these ideas, you should eventually should be able to play minor pentatonic and blues scales in any key.

01:47

Finally, Nick summarises what we’ve covered so far before playing us out with a solo over our backing track in E, using the various scales and ideas we’ve developed during the course of this module.

Section 6: The Frethub Foundation Course - Level 6
00:59

This essential module is all about chords. You could be the world’s best lead guitar player, but chords and rhythm guitar make up 95% of the playing of most working guitarists - so get watching!
The songwriters among you will also benefit greatly from this module as we cover: primary chords (or the i, iv, v chords); relative minors; the seven diatonic chords available in each key; the diminished chord; extending the harmony of chords using major 7, minor 7, dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 voicings; getting more from power chords; Add9 chord shapes; Sus (or suspended) chord shapes; 9th chord shapes; Dominant 7♯9 shapes (or the “Hendrix” chord) and lots of tips and advice on songwriting and how to incorporate these ideas and approaches into your own playing and compositions.

05:15

In this first lesson, we look at the primary chords or the i, iv, v chords. A vast amount of classic songs contain just three chords. If you’ve ever heard the term “Three chord trick”, this usually refers to a song written using the three primary chords.

08:06

In this next lesson, we look at the relative minor, which now gives us four chords (i, iv, v & vi). Each major key has a relative minor and each minor key has a relative major. If you’re a songwriter, there are countless hit songs that feature the four primary chords we looked at in the previous video, along with and the relative minor. Here, Bobby gives you some songwriting tips and demonstrates some very popular progressions containing just 4 chords.

09:45

Next, we look at more chords that belong to the key of C major, giving us more options when writing songs as well as providing us with a greater knowledge of music theory, which will help us figure out how to play our favourite songs.

06:37

Here we look at the diminished chord, giving us a total of seven chords in each key.

09:55

Now we’re going to extend the harmony or our chords. Previously, we’ve been working with three note major, minor and diminished chords (or triads). We can make these four note chords, adding more colour to our chord progressions. In other words, we’ll be working diatonically with major 7, minor 7, dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 chords. If the terminology baffles you at this point, don’t worry as all will be explained over the next few videos.

09:48

Now we’re going to extend the harmony of our chords. Previously, we’ve been working with three note major, minor and diminished chords (or triads). We can make these four note chords, adding more colour to our chord progressions. In other words, we’ll be working diatonically with major 7, minor 7, dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 chords.

05:50

Now we’re going to extend the harmony of our chords. Previously, we’ve been working with three note major, minor and diminished chords (or triads). We can make these four note chords, adding more colour to our chord progressions. In other words, we’ll be working diatonically with major 7, minor 7, dominant 7 and minor 7 flat 5 chords.

11:36

In this lesson, we look at getting more from power chords. You may already be familiar with power chord shapes with their roots on either the low E or the A string, but here, Bobby shows you how to stack roots and fifths to create some huge sounding power chord voicings and some fat, heavy inversions. These ideas are particularly useful when playing with a two guitar band or for thickening up rhythm guitar parts in the studio as well as providing you with extra power if you’re the only guitarist in your band.

12:59

In this lesson, Nick shows you you some very useful Add9 chord shapes that will add colour to your chord playing as well as inspire your songwriting. Movable shapes are also covered.

06:58

In this next lesson, Nick shows you you some very useful Sus2 (or suspended 2nd) chord shapes that will add colour to your chord playing as well as inspire your songwriting. Movable shapes are also covered.

03:55

In this next lesson, Nick shows you you some very useful Sus4 (or suspended 4th) chord shapes that will add colour to your chord playing as well as inspire your songwriting.

07:22

In this next lesson, Nick shows you you some useful 7 Sus4 (or dominant 7th suspended 4th) chord shapes that will add colour to your chord playing as well as inspire your songwriting. Movable shapes are also covered for the 7 sus4 as well as regular sus4 chords.

05:29

Now Nick shows you you some more useful Add9 chord shapes that will add colour to your chord playing as well as inspire your songwriting. Most of these shapes are movable and may require more stretching than the previous shapes we looked at.

05:03

Here, Bobby shows you some 9th chord shapes. These are very common in all kinds of music, especially blues, funk, rock, country and jazz. 9th chords are not be confused with the Add9 chords we looked at earlier. The shapes we’re going to look at in these examples are an extension of the dominant 7 chord.

06:24

Here, Bobby shows you some more 9th chord shapes. These are very common in all kinds of music, especially blues, funk, rock, country and jazz. 9th chords are not be confused with the Add9 chords we looked at earlier. The shapes we’re going to look at in these examples are an extension of the dominant 7 chord.

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Our aim is to give you a solid foundation and equip you with the necessary tools to learn, recognise and employ the guitar techniques and tricks that are used in the making of the music you love.

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