Hi there! This course is designed to teach you how to play the chords which cover 99% of all pop songs on the guitar as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The lessons are straight to the point and there to guide you through discovering the most useful and the recurring patterns of chord based songs, and learning to replicate and adjust them to according to your preference.
Based on the "learn by doing" concept, I will show you all the chords to start out with. After finishing the chord tutorials, I will show some common progressions too for you to start jamming!
After some practise you should be able to play any song stuck in your head almost immediately without thinking about it!
Your first three chords. See Resources for Finger Placements
Part 2 and some really handy cheater chords for lazy people which sound great too. See Resources for Finger Placements
All the C-Chords. See Resources for Finger Placements
All the D-Chords. See Resources for Finger Placements
All the E-Chords. See Resources for Finger Placements
The most common progression. See Resources for example songs. Can be flipped to 6415 for even more songs!
"Payphone" by Maroon 5 progression. There are other songs which follow this like the chorus of "Break My Heart" by Hey Violet. Sorry for saying "4156" in the lecture, it's 4165!
Songs like "22" by Taylor Swift
My name is Kaiwen, and I am currently studying Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany and have been teaching private piano lessons for 2 years.
Music among technology and automotive design, has always been a huge part of my life, ever since I started learning to play the piano at a very young age. Over the years I have developed a deep passion for this instrument and at some point decided to experiment with popular music.
I have been playing the piano for almost 17 years alltogether and arranging my own cover songs for almost 10 years now.
Having started out learning classical music I soon discovered that playing popular music can be more fun and is much quicker to learn by ear rather than using sheet music.
Visit my YouTube channel below and see some examples!