Lesson 6: G Chord Hacked +
Here we are with Lesson 6! Wow! If you’ve made it this far, you should really be proud of your progress. Even if you’re still struggling a bit or if it all feels a little clunky, no worries. It will continue to get better and better over time, even as you introduce new lessons into your practice arsenal.
In this lesson, we’ll be covering:
• The G Chord
• Time Signatures, specifically 6:8 time
• The names of the open strings
• Forcing chord changes
• No riff!
Beginner Alternate Picking
Alternate picking is exactly what it sounds like. It's holding your pick at an angle and alternating between up picks and down picks. Give it a go and get a feel for it.
The G Chord... hacked!
This is the ultimate G Chord hack! I struggled with it for years, but you don't have to! This way sounds better and is easier! WIN!
About Time Signatures
Everything we’ve learned in this JustinGuitar Beginner’s Course so far has been in 4:4 time. Today, we’ll learn more about time signatures, including 6:8 time.
A 6:8 Strumming Pattern
Now that we’ve gotten acquainted with the 6:8 time signature, let’s learn a strumming pattern that will help us practice playing in it.
Open String Note Names
So far, we’ve used a bunch of other descriptors to talk about the strings, but it’s time we give them the respect they deserve and learn their real names!
Forcing Chord Changes
Rhythm is the driving force of music, but lots of beginners lose the groove because of slow chord changes. Let’s fix that.
Songs For Lesson 6
Whoo hoo - you've now learned all 8 essential Open Chords For beginners and there are THOUSANDS of songs you can play now! Great Songs For Lesson 6 Songs for thi...