Cheating Versions Of Common Chords

by Bogdan Radovic

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my new lesson in which I'll show you the cheating versions of chords which are difficult to play yet commonly found in songs. I remember when I was starting out and learning my first chords, that I would get frustrated when learning a certain song as it would contain one of those "hard to play" chords like F major, Bb, B7 and others. In those cases I would usually know how to play all the other chords needed for the song except for that one which is hard and which I can not fret.

    This gave me an idea for this lesson, how about making those chords easier to play and learn when starting out? In this lesson I'll show you easier versions of commonly hard to play chords. You can play these cheating versions of chord shapes instead of the more standard shapes which are hard to play (like the F major barre chord shape). This will allow you to play your favorite songs, improvise or jam with friends.

    The shapes in this lesson might sound a bit weird or different at first, but you can easily play these "cheating shapes" instead of regular ones in the chord progressions and songs and get away with it!

    Here is the listing of chords covered in this lesson:

    Video part 1: Introduction
    Video part 2: how to play F major chord
    Video part 3: how to play Fm chord
    Video part 4: how to play B chord
    Video part 5: how to play Bm chord
    Video part 6: how to play B7 chord
    Video part 7: how to play Cm chord
    Video part 8: how to play C7 chord
    Video part 9: how to play Bb chord

    I'd like to encourage you to post questions and comments in the lesson feedback section as I'd love to hear what you think about this lesson. We can also talk about how chords are made and how I came up with these shapes.

    Get in touch with me via lesson feedback section, forum private messages or just send me an email to : [email protected]
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