Welcome to Day 7 of this 10 day guitar starter course!
Today, we're looking at how we can play 100s of songs with the same 4 chords - very useful for anyone wanting to get a large number of songs in a short space of time!
This lesson is inspired by this video by the copy rock band - The Axis of Awesome. My tutorial, which does work as a standalone video, is below.
The 4 chords you need
When changing between the following chords, we keep the 3rd and little finger down the entire time. This makes the changes between them MUCH easier for most people, though you can play them using a standard D major, E minor and C major also if you prefer.
Photos & diagrams from Andy’s Beginners Course Book, available in paperback & as an ebook here
Most Common Strumming Ever
Full 4 chord song song demo/ play along!
Once you’ve completed the lesson from the video above, watch Andy demonstrate the full song and play along using this video!
4 Chord Song example - 'I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz
Here's an optional extra tutorial for the popular song 'I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz, which is one of my recommended examples of a 4 chord song. Check this out now if you feel up to it, or revisit learning this song after finish this course!
If you've successfully played along with Andy in the full demo video above, you're ready to move on to Day 8 of this Starter Course where we'll learn an awesome riff for the song 'The Joker' by the Steve Miller Band!
If you've found you struggle, you may wish to checkout the previous days in this course OR check out Andy's online Beginners Course, which is far more comprehensive than this starter course and includes over 150+ free song tutorials!