|Learning Guitar - Lesson Seven|
|Part 1: Lesson Seven|
In lesson one of this special feature on learning the guitar, we were introduced to the parts of the guitar, learned to tune the instrument, learned a chromatic scale, and learned Gmajor, Cmajor, and Dmajor chords. Guitar lesson two taught us to play Eminor, Aminor, and Dminor chords, an E phrygian scale, a few basic strumming patterns, and the names of the open strings. In guitar lesson three, we learned how to play a blues scale, Emajor, Amajor, and Fmajor chords, and a new strumming pattern. Lesson four introduced us to power chords, basic note names on the sixth and fifth string, and new strumming patterns. In lesson five, we studied sharps and flats, were introduced to barre chords, learned to read tab, and learned a basic 12 bar blues. Then, in lesson six, we tackled 7th chords, more barre chords, a new strumming pattern, and a movable chromatic scale pattern. If you are not familiar with any of these concepts, it is advised that you revisit these lessons before proceeding.
What You'll Learn in Lesson Seven
Until now, we've been playing the guitar with a pick. Most guitarists will spend the bulk of their time playing guitar with a pick, but there are incidences when using the individual fingers of your picking hand will be necessary. We'll study these techniques in lesson seven. Additionally, we'll learn one more barre chord, hammer-on and pull-off techniques, and, as usual, many new songs to play.
Are you ready? Good, let's start guitar lesson seven.