Basics & VERSE 1 Guitar Chords

Joe Borowsky
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Lecture description

This section we once again go over some basics such as your string names. We look at the first verse and go over the chords that will be used, including: D, A, A7, D. 

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English [Auto] First we're going to go over. Verse 1 Verse 1 is going to have the chords of De a A7 and the and it just repeats that. OK. Now it also goes to a G I believe as well. For one moment. OK. And then we'll get to the next part OK. But the very first part we're looking at that first verse and so I'll just kind of show it to you first. Hey don't get to say sorry. Neil. So that's the first first part of the verse it's called verse 1. OK. We're going to look at the chords. It's the first chord is d I play the D like this. I'd call it the triangle chord because it kind of looks like a triangle. And it goes second fret third fret second fret they're located on the D. Sorry. The g the B in the E-Strings OK. So you got to get to know your strengths keep getting to know your strings A D G B E. I always say Elephants and Donkeys grow big ears. That's the easiest way to remember it. OK. So again we're going to be on the G the B in the G-2 with the first finger. B3 with the third finger and E-2 with the second finger. If you want to pause I'm holding that might be a good idea you can kind of see all threes all three of them there. Some people can't play this full thing yet so they just do it. These two but the first and the third. But it does sound a lot better at that time. That's the DE the second chord is going to be a chord is the first finger on the second fret of the D. Second finger on the second fret of the G. Third finger on the second fret of the B. It's all lined up on the second fret. I play it like this myself. You can also play it like this where I would switch the first and second fingers around so again here's the way I play if I switch these two around it looks like that but it's some people have bigger hands they need to do that. This is too cramped. So take a look at that. Not sure a now as easy as this is going to be the A-7 you're just going to remove the G string. No the finger is on the G string in this case it's my middle finger. I remove that that's now a 7 so if you're doing it this way the first time instead it's a and a seven and then the only other one you need to know for this part is the G and the G chord we've covered and previous lessons have you taken them. If not it's like this you take your middle finger put it on the third fret of the E-string pick your first finger put it on the second fret of the A string that's the low end of the G and if you want to do the whole thing you would put the pinky on the third fret of the other E string and then the third would fall right underneath it. So it looks kind of like this. So they get second finger first finger third finger fourth finger. Some people will form it like this that put the pinky third and then step down like that your g string or G chord. I'm sorry that you G chord. So just to wrap those chords up I'll show you again hey hey don't get a late good get g remember C D. You know sometimes I'm playing my d like this instead of this. It really depends which way Him feeling. So again as long as you have them in the right placement then you should be fine. Sometimes I play it like that but some people feel that that's not as easy to play. So I play it like this is the proper way to play it. You can get to that point.