Easily Learn to Play Electric Guitar

 

Here is a video showing you how to play a few chords to get you started. Just keep practicing these for about two weeks and get the calluses on your fingers built up. If you can practice every day for two weeks, you could very well have what it takes to stick with it and learn.

If you want to learn to play, of course, you will need a guitar to play. You will also need an amp and a cord to connect the two. Electrics can be easier to play and you need to find one with good action so the strings are sticking up too high off of the neck. This will slow down your speed and make it much harder to play.

There are a few knobs and switches that you need to learn to use. Most electric guitars will have a volume knob and a tone knob. There will also be a pickup switch and sometimes there will be 5 and some will have three. This changes which pickups are being used.

You will use different pickups for rhythm playing and a different one for lead playing. For beginners, you can just keep the switch in the middle until you get better and learn more songs.

 

It’s gonna take some practice to get started, but you might be surprised at how many songs are played using only 3 simple chords. The first 3 that you should become familiar with are a G, C and D chord.

 

G Chord

G Chord

 

C Chord

C Chord

D Chord

D Chord

Practice, practice, practice and you will soon be changing positions quicker and your guitar playing will actually start to begin sounding like music. All it takes is to get through the first couple week, build up your calluses and get your fingers to move between the strings and you will start hearing songs when you start strumming. Don’t give up and check out the site for other useful videos that can really help you along.

 

An Easy Song To Learn For Beginning Guitar Players


In this guitar lesson / guitar tutorial we teach you how to play Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran on guitar. This lesson will start at the beginner guitar level, and walk through the guitar chords in an easy, simplified way with a few easier, alternative ways to play the chords and the rhythm. You will learn how to play this song without using a guitar capo or barre chords.
The original song is played by Ed Sheeran with a fingerstyle approach to playing the chords which creates an interesting sound and rhythmic feel (but can be challenging for the beginner guitar player) This lesson teaches how to play that style in the second half of the lesson (starts at 11:17). The first half of the lesson focuses on a simpler way to play the song using a guitar pick and is geared more to the beginner guitar player.
This lesson also teaches how to play easy chords as alternative versions of some of the more complicated chords like the Bmin chord which is a barre chord. You will also learn a simpler strumming pattern so that you can quickly start playing the song. As you become more comfortable in the chord progression and changing chords quickly, you can progress to the Ed Sheeran style of finger style guitar.

Introduction- 0:05
Verse Chords- 1:00
A Major Chord Substitute A2- 3:10
Pre Chorus- 6:35
B Minor Chord Cheater Version- 8:28
Chord Walk-Down- 10:19
Finger Style Playing- 11:17
Hammer On Riff #1- 14:29
Hammer On Riff #2- 15:44

For more beginner guitar lessons focusing on how to play guitar chords and guitar scales, music theory and technique visit our lesson channel

Studio 33 Guitar Lesson Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSef6897dNLTtC99y5G1T5w

 

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