In this lesson we look at our very first chord – the E chord.
This is the 4th in a series of 28 lessons carefully designed for complete beginner guitar players. I’ll be guiding you through the early stages of learning to play, from choosing a guitar and getting it in tune, to learning your first chords and playing some cool songs.
I cover all the essential stuff I think every beginner needs to know, irrespective of whether they want to end up playing doom metal or fingerpicking delicate folk songs. Music theory, reading and exercises are kept to a minimum, and the focus is on establishing a solid basic technique, developing a sense of rhythm and playing real music and songs as quickly as possible. The lessons are best worked through in sequence. No prior musical knowledge or playing experience is assumed.