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Beginners Lesson, By A Former Beginner

Matthew Shotton (164) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 80
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Keeping it simple...

Right so far you have hopefully mastered the two chords E and D and gained a brief knowledge of the occurance of rythm in songs. However you can't really produce much of a song from this so it is time to introduce two new chords.

The A Chord

This is another simple, easy chord which requires three fingers, which are probably the easiest to place

|x|0|2|2|2|0|A

Simply use the first, second and third fingers to fret the note

The E Minor Chord

This is easy enough to play, as it has the same fingering as the normal E chord, but without the first finger

|0|2|2|0|0|0|E Minor

So simply use the second and third fingers as normal

Ok so you have three normal chords (explained in the next page) and a minor chord, the minor chord, if you play it, has a much more sad sound, this can be used to good effect during a song.

Practise these chords, as well as the E and D chord and you have the makings of a song!!
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