Day 2 - D Chord, A to D change and 'Born In The USA' by Bruce Springsteen

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Welcome to Day 2 of this 10 day acoustic guitar series where we'll be checking out how to play the D Major chord and another easy song PLUS a new easy melody!

The song we'll be learning is 'Born In The USA' by Bruce Springsteen! We'll be covering how to play this song with just the A & the D chord, PLUS learn how to play the recognisable melody that is the main hook of the song!

*NEW* See the 'Jam along' video with live on screen chords for the full song further down this page!

Free printable chords here! (transpose -2 to get A & D chords)

Chords & tips!

The A Chord

The D chord

Changing between A & D

Photos & diagrams from Andy’s Beginners Course Book, available in paperback & as an ebook here

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*NEW EDIT* Jam along video now with live on screen chords!

Once you’ve completed the lesson, test your new skills by jamming along to Andy to the FULL song in the video below. Now features chords and chord progression live on screen as you play - check it out!

Free printable chords here! (transpose -2 to get A & D chords)

Video going to fast? Slow the video to a little using the video speed function on the new video player!

Basic chord progression

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What's next?

If you've successfully played along with Andy in the full demo video above, you're ready to move on to Day 3 of this Starter course where we'll be checking out a NEW chord and another easy song PLUS a new easy melody!

If you've found you struggle, you may wish to check out Level 2 of Andy's online Beginners Coursewhere the A to D change, strumming, finger stretching and single note playing more in depth.

Next Up: Day 3 - 8th strumming and 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley with just the chords E, A and D

Well done! Let's jump into the next lesson of the course.