Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here with guitarcontrol.com
and today I want to teach you some beginner country guitar.
Well, not super-basic beginner, because first you need to
learn some basic chords.
For this lesson you’re going to need to know an A chord
and the E chord and then F sharp minor barre chord and a
D chord. Now if you don’t already know those, check my
other lessons for learning the basic beginner chords.
And you can also, if you want to click the link in the
video description, I’ll show you those chords as well.
You can also check-out my beginner guitar course.
Basically I want to show you the strum. It’s kind of a
similar rhythm to “Country Roads” by John Denver. I call
it a boom-chicka. It’s like a… I’m hitting the A string
and then I… The low note is my boom. Then I hit… So
it’s like a I V. What that means is I’m in the key of A
and I kind of have the major scale. That’s my E note. A
little bit of theory, don’t worry about it for now if
you don’t understand. All you need to know, form your
A chord, get that down first.
Now what you can do is you can take that across different
chords. So it’s A, E. On the E chord you hit the low E and
then the B. So that’s — already have that held down,
fretted on the A string 2nd fret, F sharp, D. So the F
sharp minor, again, it’s low E string and A string. On
the D, it’s the D string and then the A string. So the
whole thing is like this.
Try that out. Let me know how you make out with it. If
you’re a beginner and you want to learn the fastest way
to play all your favorite songs, check-out guitarcontrol.com/beginner.
You can also click the link in the video description and
I’ll give you more detailed explanations with some chord
charts and stuff. So two choices: click on the link for
some more free stuff, or if you’re ready to invest in
some amazing DVDs, just go to guitarcontrol.com/beginner.
Thanks for watching and I will catch you in another video. Take care.