Learn to Play Basic Chords
What you'll learn
- Consice Review of Basic Major Chords
- Consice Review of Basic Minor Chords
- Consice Review of Basic Seventh Chords
- Learn Alternative Finger Positions
- Learn Alternative Chord Voicings
- No prior music or guitar experience necessary. Beginners welcome!
One of the basic building blocks on your journey towards playing the songs you love is learning your basic chords and committing them to memory. Once you are able to visualize the chord formations and remember where to place your fingers you are well on your way to developing the muscle memory needed to reach for your chords without hesitation.
If you have your sights set on singing your favourite songs or playing within a musical group...remembering your chords is vital. This is a great resource that you can refer to over and over as you learn your chords and eventually you won't even have to look at your chord charts or at your fingers! Your fingers will simply know what to do! All great guitarists started out here...you can do this! Have patience with yourself and let Deanne guide you alphabetically through all of your basic chords and the variations on fingering, strumming and voicings.
This short course offers you the opportunity to concisely learn and review all of the basic Major, Minor and Seventh Chords that commonly occur in popular music. This is an excellent reference to show you and remind you how to play these chords. Deanne offers tips and tricks to help you make your chords sound better!
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Guitarists
I’m Deanne Newkirk, the Guitar Teach! I live in Alberta, Canada and began learning the guitar when I was 9 years old. Guitar has always been an important part of my life whether performing or playing for my own enjoyment. My uncles were my musical inspiration. They played and sang together at events far and wide. They had an amazing blend of guitars and voices and their music really connected with people, including me….that’s how I got hooked.
My own guitar journey has taken me on many incredible adventures around the world travelling and playing music at clubs and festivals in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. I’ve met so many amazing people along the way. There is no doubt that music is a language of its own that helps to connect us all.
There is something that I’ve known for a long time that I’d like to share. Playing the guitar is so much more than learning an instrument technically. Our hearts have something very important to say and the guitar helps each of us to express creatively. This is a great gift you can offer to yourself and others. The guitar can be your sanctuary as well as your outlet for creativity. It will help you achieve the flow in life you’ve been looking for.
People tell me so often that they would love to learn the guitar. Let’s do this! No prior experience is needed. Find your guitar and let’s play some music together.