Very good root for beginners!!
Appreciate your way of working a lot!
Glad to see chords getting a look in
Great lesson, David!
Couldnt thank you enough
Having a series to help with all those chord shapes is a great idea. Thanks for the help!
i agree with all the above coments its nice to get some basics
its like someone has turned a light on, thanks
re: lliber "its like someone has turned a light on, thanks" ...
Now that is a nice comment to read . Thanx!
Thanks 4 all the positive comments lads! Cheerz! David
David - you also did a great job in making the main video interesting inspite of it's simplicity. That is really tricky to do!
How do you GMC instructor's do it? I think of a much needed lesson I want, and there it is. I thank you. Please keep the chords coming. Fantastic.
we need more stuff like this plz keep them coming these are really helping out alot!
pfff that f is hard
nice lesson. really good for noobs like me
this site keeps growing and growing. i wonder what it will look like in a year
Great Can't get enough, More Input.
sorry about the double post
have it sussed now,wont happen again.
Thanks for this great site
I fixed it - Andrew
Great stuff lads... i had been delving into all the lead work and pentatonics and major/minor scales all over the fretboard. Its nice to see the chord work now being built up and done so in such a logical way - ie building it up Key by Key.
Oh, God. I have laerned a LOT today. Everything makes sense now.
About the relation between C and Am, relative minor.. It was like a slap on my neck.
Tnx for this lesson!
Excellent basic info with good foundational theory. I cannot commend you enough on your approach to teaching. You truly have a gift. Keep up the great work.
i'm a bit confused on chords... for persay Am, why is the root not not an A and not a Am? same with Em, etc. i've known this chords for a long time but i never really though about their root know. i know this has something to do with the notes that are NOT root (the other notes of the chord) but i can't see the meaning.
wow that came out pretty poorly. let me rephrase.
i'm a bit confused on some of the chords... on Am for example, why is the root note an A? shouldn't it be an Am? same thing with Em, etc. i've known about all these chords for a while, and i understand how root notes work (or so i think). if we're playing a scale in the key of Am, we'll start the scale at a Am note. i'm guessing this doesn't apply to chords? i'm guessing this all has something to do with the other notes in the chord, but i don't really understand...
ah! that makes more sense. i had always thought that a G# was a Am and a G# at the same time! same with Dm and C# etc. this clears things up alot! thanks.
I have played guitar for about about 3 years without really finding the joy in playing. But i really really like your lessons! They are at a level where i can feel comfortable and still make it sound like "something". I have come to the conclusion that i will never get great at this but when i practice your chord groups, usually by doing some of your song recommendations, and sing along a bit i enjoy myself. And that is all that matters right?
Hey just wanted to say thank you for all the chord lessons they are exactly what I needed to become a more confident player thank you
Can u let me know whats the significance of these chords in general, whether they are the most used chords, and since your showing chords in the key of c "generally", your showing us these.
Thanks, and great lesson.
I'm a bit late noticing this lesson, but this should really help. Very well written with great explanation. Thanks David!
there's something I don't get about this lesson. At the chords F, G and Bm7b5 the theory scale shows a 4th fret being played, yet you seem play the third.. huh?
Any help would be appreciated, cheers!
Nice chord progression lesson David. Finally I found a lesson here that I did it plenty and well done. Ty !
Liking this :-)
Can you clarify some of the tab notation- what does the 'R' mean in the tabbed text above and the '2' to the right of the bm7b5 diagram?
r means root note dude:D
and the 2 means the second fret
Man...I am just starting out. Owned my guitar for 24 hours now! I don't understand the diagrams under the narrative. What are the x's and o's on the top of the squares? Also, I am assuming that the numbered circles represent where to put your fingers...but they appear to be on the fret dividers, not the frets themselves. What am I missing?
I told you I was new at this!
I'm a beginner and I have an instruction manual for the basics and some chords for example a G. The fingering is different from that book to your tablature. Are there different G chords? I also noticed this in the F chord. Why are there different finger patterns?
You make a lot of right statements of learning psychology which eveybody should bear in mind in order to be more successful in the learning progress
are we supposed to use mneumonics to remember all these chords?!
I don't really understand how to play F but otherwise nice lesson.
Is there a theoretical background ?
Exists there a pattern to create these chords ?
It looks like that you are playing the scale of C with some changes
Dm Em, Bm, Bm7b5
All this sounds really great, but I really don't understand it? i've read page 1 and 2 fine, but page 3 is nonsense in my ears?
Those drawings? how do they work?
what is all this minor and major?
I can read tabs okay, but the tab on that page doesn't make sense?
How are you supposed to make/do/understand these C _ Dm _ Em _ F _ G _ Am _ Bm7b5 C? (and maybe all the others?)
I'm very new, I like this place but, is this really beginners stuff?? Where can I go to make sense of all this?
Anyways, thanks for your patience...
You need to understand some chord construction basics and how scales and chords fit together - there are theory lessons for this on the theory board
Thanks for the GREAT help Andrew, liked your lessons about 'smoke on the water'
now off to the theory board!
beautiful beginner lesson
this is sooo important
Very good and useful one indeed!