in order to play the B minor chord properly, you're going to have to invest
some time in practicing. Here is a routine I would suggest, in order to
keep your progress moving smoothly.
As we continue to learn
more and more material, it becomes easy to overlook the techniques we learned
during earlier lessons. They are all still important, so it is advisable
to keep going over older lessons, and be sure you're not forgetting anything.
There is a strong human tendency to only practice things which we are already
quite good at. You'll need to overcome this, and force yourself to practice
the things you are weakest at doing.
- Make sure your guitar
is in tune (review how
- Warm up by playing
the blues scale, forwards and backwards,
several times. Play slowly, use alternate picking, and make sure each
note rings clearly.
- Play through all
chords you know, including the open chords,
power chords, and the B
minor chord. Be sure you know the name and shape for each chord.
- Spend time reviewing
the note names on the sixth and fifth string.
Memorizing these notes is essential. Start by memorizing a few notes
on each string.
- Review all strumming
patterns we've covered. We've learned patterns in lesson
two, lesson three, and lesson
four. Try switching from chord to chord while using these patterns.
- Review the F
major chord. It might not sound perfect yet, but chances are, if
you've been practicing it, it's getting better and better. Keep it up.
- Try to play all of
the songs above. Don't get frustrated if a song is too tough for you.
Take a deep breath, and try some more. If you're feeling overwhelmed,
move to an easier song, or try songs from previous lessons.
If you're feeling confident with everything we've learned so far, I suggest
trying to find a few songs you're interested in, and learn them on your
own. You can use the guitar tab
area of the site to hunt down the music that you'd enjoy learning the most.
Try memorizing some of these songs, rather than always looking at the music
to play them.
In lesson six, we'll learn
more strumming patterns, a few 7th chords, another barre chord, new songs,
and much more. Have fun until then, and keep practicing!
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