Lesson 2 - Open Chords E, A and D

Welcome to Lesson 2 of this Electric Guitar starter course focusing on Rock guitar!

In this lesson, I show you how to play a short guitar riff with just three easy open chords; E major, A major and D major.

If you need more help with these chords, check out this lesson from the free version of my beginners course. 

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Chords & tips!

This is the E major chord. Each number tell you which finger to place down; 1 being index, 2 is middle and 3 is ring finger.

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This is the 2nd chord we'll learn, the A major chord. Notice the 1st finger is on the same string as it is in the E major chord.

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To change between the E chord, A chord and to the D chord, keep your 1st finger down, lift off the others and slide the first finger between the 1st and 2nd frets

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Changing between A & D

Images are extracts from Andy's Beginners Course book, available in print & as an ebook.

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