Beginner guitar chords videos

September 14, 2008 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Nothing could be more helpfull on the net for a beginner guitar player than having videos to show how to play those beginner guitar chords, so I recently invested in a decent video camera to take some simple beginner guitar instruction videos.

If you get a message that says “This video is no longer available”, then just hang ten for a few minutes. They ARE available, it’s just youtube that’s slowed up sometimes.

I guess it’s been bugging me for a while now that I’ve taken them and not posted them here, so without further ado, here’s the first three.

Beginner guitar chord video – A Major.

You’ll notice in this video that I’ve put a few extra things there that you can do with an A chord. If you want to just keep things simple for now, then ignore the extra notes and variations. The extra notes I play here actually form different A chords, namely the A sus4 and A sus2.

Beginner guitar chord video – D Major.

The same thing here with the extras is that they’re D sus4 and D sus2. If you can play the extra things I show you in these videos it’ll mean that you’re fingering the chords correctly and have good control with your fretting hand. A good test is to see if you notice a difference in the sound.

If it all sounds the same, then chances are good that one of your fingers is blocking off one of the strings. Remember to try and keep your fingers as perpendicular to the fretboard as possible.

If your nails are too long, it could hinder your ability to place your fingers as straight down as possible.

And finally – The open E beginner chord.

The E major chord in this video only has an option for playing an additional E sus4, but hey, this is supposed to be part of a beginners crash course in guitar, so don’t worry about it too much.

If you need a little more info on these guitar chords, and a few others, then just pop over to this page on the blog: Beginner guitar chords – Crash course part 3

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