Lesson 5: C Chord Nirvana!
Lots of new fun stuff heading your way in Lesson 5! Make sure you are comfortable with all the chords and strumming that you’ve learned so far before hitting this new stuff.
In this lesson, we’ll be checking out…
- The C Chord
- More strumming!
- The note circle (sharps, flats, and the naming of notes)
- Making your own songbook
- A super cool Nirvana riff
- Loads more cool songs!
The C Chord
The C chord can be tricky for beginner guitar players, so don’t worry if you don’t get it right away. It’s a bit of a stretch – literally!
Guitar Strumming Tips
Here are some tips on guitar strumming that I usually teach at workshops. A lot of beginner players have said they’re super helpful, so I’ve included them in this course!
Now that you’ve got a good feel for strumming, here are some more variations and techniques you can explore and incorporate into your guitar playing.
Understanding Music Notes
When it comes to understanding music notes, including their names, counts, variations, etc., it can get a bit complicated! Let’s start simply and break it all down.
Your Own Songbook
Now that you’re well on your way to becoming a master guitar player, you should consider putting together a book with some of your favorite songs to play.
RIFF Come As You Are
This riff from “Come As You Are” by Nirvana is good for working on your fingering, picking, and getting a solid sound out of each note. The rhythm gets interesting, too!
Songs For Lesson 5
Here are some songs for you to practice the concepts and techniques you've learned in Lesson 5 of this beginner's guitar course.
Lesson 5 Practice
Now that you've completed Lesson 5 of the JustinGuitar Beginner's Course, you can work on perfecting the techniques you've learned. Here's the practice schedule.