Learn 4 Chords and Play Thousands of Songs!

Learning guitar doesn't have to be difficult! Tons of songs use the same 4 chords. Master them and start playing today!
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Have you always wanted to play guitar but felt overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Did you know that learning 4 easy chords can allow you to play thousands of songs? It's true! So many popular songs out there use the same chords over and over again. The goal of this course is to focus in on these chords and start playing songs you love as fast as possible!

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • The powerful Rule of 80/20 - it works in music and in life!
  • The essentials (the 20%) of getting to know your guitar
  • Learn how to read a chord chart and tune your guitar
  • The four chords (G, C, D and Em) - allowing you play thousands of songs
  • The benefits of using these 4 chords along with a guitar capo
  • Bonus embellishments you can use with these four chords to elevate your playing!
  • Practice the four chords with popular songs!

Are you ready to learn guitar and start playing songs as quickly as possible ? Join our class today!

What are the requirements?

  • You will want to have access to a guitar and a guitar capo

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play thousands of songs by learning 4 easy chords!
  • Learn the powerful Rule of 80/20 and how to apply it to the guitar.

Who is the target audience?

  • Guitar players who want to play more by doing less!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome and Introduction to the Course!
Introduction to the overall course content
Introduction to the 80/20 Guitar method
Section 2: Getting to Know Your Guitar
Anatomy of a guitar
How to hold your guitar
How to hold a pick and Capo introduction
How to tune the guitar
How to read a chord chart
How to practice and overcoming buzzing/muting issues
Section 3: The “Gotta Know” Chords (4 Core Chords)
Intro to the "Gotta Know" Chords (4 Core Chords)
G major chord
G major chord variations
D major chord
D major chord variations
E minor chord
E minor chord variations
C major chord
C major chord variations
Basics of strumming the guitar
Practice Playing Songs with these 4 chords!
Section 4: Popular 4 Chord Songs and Next Steps!
Examples of popular songs using 4 chords!
Song Example: "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
Review of the 80/20 method and next steps!

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Instructor Biography

Jason Lawrence, Guitar Instructor

I grew up in Londonderry, NH (about 45 minutes north of Boston, MA) and began playing guitar when I was 15 years old. I liked it so much that I decided to spend $80,000 on a music degree from the University of New Hampshire to learn more about music as a language. This interest and obsession with music, music theory, songwriting, pop and rock music flourished and manifested itself through playing the guitar, piano, bass and singing (opera - had to pay for part of that huge school bill somehow!). More recently, I co-founded a music teaching business, 80/20 Music, LLC in order to offer a digital training center for students around the world to access online, anytime!I live in Dover, NH, with my beautiful wife, Emily, and children Noah and Phoebe. Thanks for reading my profile and feel free contact me with any thoughts, comments or suggestions!

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