Welcome to lesson 4, more basic guitar chords. By this time you should
have the five chords from lesson 2 memorized and are now working on the
chord progressions from lesson 3.
While you are honing your skills from the last lesson, you can memorize
the 6 basic guitar chords presented in this lesson.
The guitar chords in this lesson introduce to new qualities of chords,
the minor and the dominant 7th. Don't worry about what this means if
you don't know, just concentrate on memorizing them.
Pay attention to your technique and listen to the sounds these chords
make. See if you can start to hear the difference between the 3 types
of chords you now know. Major chords are often described as happy
chords while minor chords are referred to as sounding sad.
The dominant 7th chords are a bit unstable and tend to want to move to
another chord. Pay close attention to these sounds and learn to
identify them by ear.
Your ongoing goal is to memorize the basic guitar chords from this
lesson. Keep practicing the chord progressions from the previous
lesson. Stay the course. Persistence will get you where you want to be
on your quest to learn guitar.