Conclusion of #10: Chords intro’d: A, A7, Am, Bb, B7 C, C7, D, D7 (2 kinds), Dm, Em, F, G, G7. Basic chords in three keys: C (C, F, G/G7, Am) F (F, Bb, C/C7, Dm) and G (G, C, D/D7, Em).
Strums: single, double, Chattanooga)
Last week, Bb was introduced with two shapes: the partial bar & the bar. Videos were sent you that included some other tips on forming Bb. I hope that you are giving yourself patience while learning this chord. Very few “get it” quickly: chords whose shapes involve 3 frets are challenging!
Exercises: Four strums each of the introduced chords top of page.
in key of G: 8 strums each: G C D7 G G Em C G
in key of F: 8 strums each: F Bb F C7 F Bb C F
An exercise song: Am//// //// Em//// //// F//// G7//// C//// ////
Another: F//// //// Bb//// //// C//// //// F//// //// C//// C7//// Bb//// //// F//// ////
We’ll introduce Dm today too, a basic chord in the key of G. It will be easy, if you already can play the F chord. Almost the same! Download Don’t Worry, Be Happy, a 3 chord song including Dm. We may or may not get to this song.
At this point, lesson #10, folks putting in some daily home-practice benefit a lot as we get to some other challenging chords like Bm, E7, Fm, F7, Gm, Gm7, and the diminished chord shapes. Easy chords still to learn are: Am7, Cm, F#m. Strums: for sure, the calypso and intro to reggae, touch-down, and inside-outside pluck.