In this lesson, you will be learning the first eight 3-string chords that are the best to learn first when starting on the guitar. In it I explain why learning 3-string chords is so effective for beginner guitar players and why, on average, beginners are able to learn and play chords using this method in about 20 minutes. No fingers, strings, or frets to press. The 4th finger plays the 1st string holding the 3rd fret.
Click here to find out how you can learn over 40 fingerpicking songs, 40 strumming songs, over of my absolute best guitar tutorials AND get a free copy of my 5 star fingerpicking book delivered to your door. Welcome, dear Guitar Ninja, to Part 3 of our series of Killer 3 string chords. So far we have learned 4 variations of a killer 3 string chord, learned how to apply rhythm to them, created melodies while playing a chord to create the illusion of two guitars, applied the techniques to a super popular chord progression and learned 8 little ditties using the techniques. Phew…If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 , check them out as you are best to follow this series in order.
Killer 3 string chords (part 1) – How to add range and diversity to your guitar playing
Like most guitarists, I began on six-string and soon graduated to seven- and then eight-string guitar. An approach that has worked well for me is to devise a specific arpeggio fingering pattern diagonally across the strings, spanning over two octaves, for which I can then alter one or two notes in each octave to morph from one chord quality to another, for example, from minor seven to dominant seven or major seven. This way, the fingerings are visually and physically similar and thus easier to memorize. Economy picking is a technique whereby you use the same pick direction when crossing to an adjacent neigh- boring string: when moving from a lower to a higher string, the last note on the lower string and the first note on the higher string are picked with downstrokes. Conversely, when moving from a higher to a lower string, the last note on the higher string and the first note on the lower string are picked with upstrokes.
Click here to find out how you can learn over 40 fingerpicking songs, 40 strumming songs, over of my absolute best guitar tutorials AND get a free copy of my 5 star fingerpicking book delivered to your door. A really simple way to spice up your chord based guitar playing is to learn alternate versions of the chords you already know and then get deep down and dirty with them. During this series of lessons we are going to look at 12 killer 3 string chords — or to call them by their official name — triads.