In this lesson, you will learn to play a new section of our final song, and how to play the Em and G chord.
Once you master this new section you will have further musical vocabulary, better right and left hand coordination and improved finger picking technique.
You will also build on the song from lesson 2, and start exploring different styles of guitar playing.
You will feel positive that you can learn to play the guitar with fun, as you will have understood that you are able to target all goals, by dividing the learning process into manageable, satisfying steps.
Warm up with the following phrase:
Learn it slowly.
Count it in.
Play the notes on the 6th string with your thumb. Play the notes on the 4th string alternating between the index, and middle finger. I will play the phrase 4 times.
Notice that I play louder the ands.
Play it with me a bit faster.
Now play it with the recording.
Learn this song with the Em and G chords. Learn how to play the Em and G chord.
In order to learn how to play the Em and G chord and play this song you will need to practice:
1 Each chord on its own
2 How to join them and create the groove
3 The melody
4 The song from start to finish.
Note:This practice routine breaks up your learning of how to play the Em and G chord, into manageable steps. If you jump any step, for example practice directly step 4, you most probably will end up playing the song very poorly, and feeling very frustrated. So, practice the full routine in order.
Apply the chord learning routine to the Em Chord.
Apply the chord learning routine to the G Chord.
What does l.i.s.p stand for?
Why learn a melody with the lisp routine?
How many bars does 2, (warm up), have?
Draw on the guitar fretboard diagram 6 shapes of the Em and G chords. The Em chord is made up of the notes: e, g, and b . The G chord is made up of the notes: g, b, and d.
Record yourself in video, with your phone, playing 2. ( the Warm Up.) Your recording must answer yes to the following check questions. Once you are satisfied please submit your recording.