Курс Beginning Guitarist Jumpstart

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Beginning Guitarist Jump Start, is a system that cultivates the natural and instinctual way we already understand and use music and applies it to learning four easy to finger chord shapes, some basic strumming patterns and has you instantly playing dozens of real songs that you will be proud to share with family and friends and eventually audiences and bandmates.

In this course you will learn:

  • 4 easy to finger chord shapes
  • warm up exercises that will have you smoothly changing from chord to chord
  • strumming patterns that that are easy to master and sound great
  • charts & instruction to play over a dozen songs, including blues, rock, country, pop and even jazz tunes
  • a system for mastering the form and changes for any song
  • a song structure that gives you instant access to 100s of songs in every genre of American popular music
  • a chord progression that gives you instant access to 100s of songs in every genre of American popular music
  • and much, much more

Students will be encouraged to ask questions, submit video performances for review and suggest songs and other content to be added to the course. You'll get timely responses, encouragement and useful tips and feedback.

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Introduction To & Preparation For This Course
If you need help choosing an instrument or instruction on how to hold it, fret it and strum it, please check out my Udemy course, New Guitarist Guidebook & Checklist.
Introduction
I have used this system to teach hundreds of my guitar students to get going playing real tunes real fast. Sure, there's lots more to learn, but I have found that when new and beginning guitarists start their guitar playing journey with being able to play and share songs they are interested in learning, it really, well, jumpsuits their guitar playing adventure. You'll be inspired to go further and deeper after completing this course. So let's get going!
How This Course Works

Everyone understands and uses music even before they start learning to play an instrument. This course begins with that natural, instinctual and intuitive sense and provides a progressive set of tools, concepts and exercises that will have you playing real songs real fast!

Let's Get Started!
In this section we'll learn our first chord shapes, some exercises that will have you moving smoothly from chord to chord, some simple strumming patterns and we'll start playing some real tunes!
How To Make Sense Of a Chord Grid

In this lesson we’ll learn how to use a very helpful tool called a chord grid. A chord grid is a diagram that shows you the chord name, which fingers are used and what frets and strings to place them on. The grid looks like the fingerboard of our guitar with the nut at the top, the high E string at the far right and the low E at the far left with the first five frets crossing them.

Looking at a chord grid for the first chord taught in this course, the G Major or “Beatles G” we see that it is an open position G Major chord, which means it is a G Major chord with open strings. We finger it with our third finger fretting the second string at the third fret, our fourth finger fretting the third fret of the first string, our first finger fretting the second fret of the fifth string and our second finger fretting the third fret of the sixth string.

Your First Chord, Warm Up Exercise & Strumming Pattern

In this lesson we'll learn our 1st easy to finger & fret chord shape, the "Beatles G." We'll also learn our 1st strumming pattern and warm up exercise and how to keep our place in an exercise or song by understanding where the down beat is and where the on and off beats are.

In the next lesson we'll apply all this to learning our first songs. Yes, that's right, some songs can be played with just one chord!

If you you have any questions, leave them in the comments.

Our First Song, "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby"
You may recognize this tune from the movie, "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou." It's a beautiful old-time tune that we'll be playing in no time! Pay attention to the form and strumming pattern and remember to sing along as you practice the tune!If you like, record a YouTube video of yourself playing a song and/or warm up exercise and put the link in the comments section. I'd love to see and hear how you're doing!
The “Beatles G” & Cadd9 Chords & Warm Up

In this lesson we’ll review the "Beatles G" (which is just a G Major chord voicing with a rich, full sound), and learn a C Major chord voicing called Cadd9. Don't worry about the "add9!" This is just a bright, slightly jazzy C Major shape. We'll learn how to switch between these two chords and go over warm up exercises to prepare us for our first two chord songs in the next lesson.

BTW, you may notice that my outfit and studio looks different! This is the third version of this course. I am always updating and improving it, but reuse videos when they are still relevant!

Song Examples: “Kookaburra” & “I’ll Take You There”

Two easy songs that use just the “Beatles G” & Cadd9 chords are “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree” and “I’ll Take You There” by the Staples Singers. These songs are frequently played in other keys, but in the key of G, which is what I’ll demonstrate, the “Beatles G” is the I or “tonic” chord and the Cadd9 is the IV or “sub-dominant” chord.

Download the chord charts and lyric sheets for those tunes and we’ll walk through them together. These arrangements and strumming patterns are purposefully easy, but still fun to play and will get you used to playing and hearing the three basic elements of music (melody, harmony and rhythm), together. As we dive into more repertoire in the upcoming sections of this course we will learn more about song structures and learn more sophisticated strumming patterns that you can come back and apply to these tunes. For now, I just want to give you some “real life” musical application for the chords we’ve just learned and warmed up.

If you like, record a YouTube video of yourself playing a song and/or warm up exercise and put the link in the comments section. I'd love to see and hear how you're doing!

Do you know any other songs that use only the I and IV chords (or can be reduced to just those two chords)? I’d love to check them out in the comments!

The "Beatles G" & Dsus4 Chord & Warm Ups

In this lesson we’ll learn a new chord, a new warm up and a couple of tunes that we can play with just the “Beatles G” and Dsus4.

Our next chord is the Dsus4. This is a chord built off of the fifth note of a G major scale and is often referred to as the V chord. The V chord often lead back to the I chord, which in the key of G is the G major or “Beatles G” chord. Let’s look at how to finger the Dsus4 and some warm up exercises that use the “Beatles G” and Dsus4. We’ll then look at two simple tunes, the American folk song “Down In the Valley” and the Caribbean folk tune “The Banana Boat Song.”

Songs Using the “Beatles G” & Dsus4 : “Down In the Valley” & “Banana Boat Song”

Two songs that can be played with just the “Beatles G” and Dsus4 chords are “Down In the Valley” and “Banana Boat Song.” In the key of G, which these tunes are arranged in, the “Beatles G,” or G major chord is the I (or tonic), chord and the Dsus4 is the V (or dominant), chord.

Download the chord charts and lyric sheets for those tunes and we’ll walk through them together. These arrangements and strumming patterns are purposefully easy, but still fun to play and will get you used to playing and hearing the three basic elements of music (melody, harmony and rhythm), together. As we dive into more repertoire in the upcoming sections of this course we will learn more about song structures and learn more sophisticated strumming patterns that you can apply to these tunes. For now, I just want to give you some “real life” musical application for the chords we’ve just learned and warmed up.

If you like, record a YouTube video of yourself playing a song and/or warm up exercise and put the link in the comments section. I'd love to see and hear how you're doing!

Do you know any other songs that use only the I and V chords (or can be reduced to just those two chords)? I’d love to check them out in the comments!

Putting It All Together: I - IV - V Chord Warm Ups & “The 3 Chord Trick”

In this lesson we’ll learn a warm up exercise for I – IV – V progressions in the key of G.

A chord progression is a sequence or series of chords in or within a song that establishes a tonality, major or minor, and a key which is based on the I or tonic chord. There are thousands of songs that employ only the I, IV and V chords and many, many other songs can be easily reduced to these three chords. This is sometimes referred to as the “three chord trick.” In the key of G these would be our Beatles G (I), the Cadd9 (IV) and Dsus4 (V).

You should open up the PDF that accompanies this lesson and, if possible, print it out for reference.

Требования
  • Students will need a guitar and pick and some familiarity with the material taught in my course, "New Guitarist Guidebook & Checklist."
Что Вы изучите?
  • Fret four easy to finger chord shapes and move from one chord to the next smoothly.
  • Master several blues, rock, country, jazz and pop strumming patterns.
  • Play the 10 songs introduced in the course and be able to play hundreds, even thousands of their favorite tunes.
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Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Vintage Blues Guitarist & Teacher

I am a vintage blues guitarist and teacher from Floyd, VA.

I have been a professional musician all of my adult life and currently teach 45 students each week and perform as a solo and with various duos and bands in and around my hometown of Floyd, VA.
I believe that music is a language and, like everyone's first spoken language, it is best learned in a natural, instinctual and intuitive way and is used to communicate emotions, tell stories and exchange ideas. Music, at its best, is a collaborative effort, not a competition and it is best cultivated in that spirit.
I teach in the lesson studio and from the bandstand. Learning to play music and sharing it makes us all happier and healthier. It also builds community and encourages curiosity and tolerance, helping make the world a better place.

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