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I’ve developed an easy to follow step-by-step beginner guitar course that will get you strumming along to your favourite songs in no time!

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Hey everyone! In today’s lesson we’re going to learn how to play “Halo” by Beyonce. This is a four-chord-wonder and that means it’s the same four chords in the same order the whole time! This is great if you need practice working out your basic chords…

And if you’re just getting started you might need some extra help. I have 2 resources for that:

Having trouble with the basics? You’ll want to check out my Beginner Guitar Course! More information here: https://goodguitarist.com/beginner-guitar-course/

And there’s my FREE eBOOK (which is free for all subscribers!) – You can use it to help you build a solid foundation: chords, switching, progressions, riffs, techniques… everything it takes to be a “good guitarist.” You can find it here: https://goodguitarist.com/learn-rhythm-guitar/

The lesson begins with the chord shapes: G, A minor, E minor and C. I show you the shapes and then some tips for switching between them that’ll make the switches quicker and easier. Once we’ve taken care of that we practice them using all downstrokes (just to get the court order and make sure we’re strumming each chord the right number of times).

And once you can do that it’s time to take a look at the strumming pattern. For this one, it’s a bit longer than usual so we break it down and show you each part bit by bit. And after talking about how to count it out and get your rhythm together we add the chord shapes and that’s it!

The lesson concludes with a play-along, where we go through the first half of the song a bit slower than the actual recording.

I hope you enjoy this lesson and I’ll see you next time!
-James

2018-09-11T15:46:06-08:00 September 11th, 2018|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |