Module 2: The E Gunn
Welcome to Module 2 of the JustinGuitar Beginner Course - Grade 1! I hope you enjoyed our first lessons together and that your guitar journey has started very well. This next module will explore how to play the E chord and some important strumming fundamentals. And get ready - you'll learn your first guitar riff ever! :)
By the end of it, you'll be comfortable playing and switching between the A, D, and E chords - growing the list of songs you can play. We'll work on developing your sense of rhythm and time and forcing chord changes when playing songs.
But before getting started, here are a few things I want you to know.
For how long will your fingers hurt
If your fingers are feeling a bit sore, don’t worry. It's normal - in fact, it’s sort of a rite of passage for all guitarists starting off their journeys. On average, your fingertips will hurt for the first three or four weeks of playing guitar. Remember all the tips I've given you so far to reduce finger pain and keep pushing through it!
Learning Guitar is Hard!
The most important thing to keep in mind as a beginner guitar player is that it's ok not to sound great at the early stages. Learning guitar is hard, and it requires practice and some patience. Many things will probably feel awkward or complicated - and that's why we'll keep working on them and focusing on an effective guitar practice.
If you stick with this Beginner Guitar Course and dedicate some time to practice and develop your muscle memory, you'll soon be rocking - even more - around! :) We'll keep your guitar journey as enjoyable as possible - learning songs and always exploring the whys.
So, be proud of everything you've learned so far - and get ready because the fun is just starting! :)
Tapping Your Foot
There's a reason why we tap our foot (or nod our head!) when we listen to music. Learn how this can help you play better guitar!
Let’s go over some of the fundamentals of strumming. They are important to build a solid foundation!