Here we learn to play an A chord with just 1 finger, very useful for anyone with larger fingers!
These are also great for playing classic rock ‘AC/DC’ style chords. They are also used for playing riffs in any genre as the other fingers are free to play other notes!
N.B. Make sure you’re muting the string with an ‘X’ with your first finger!
With the A chord- you definitely don’t want to put your finger over the 1st string too or you’ll be playing an A6 which sounds different. You can mute the thinnest E string by lifting your first finger slightly. This is an extension of the A5 power chord we covered at Level 2, but can be used as an alternative to the 3 finger A chord as it sounds the same!