Revision of Lesson 01-03
We had covered the common chords in key of C Major, and a cousin 😉
We have also looked at the basic strumming pattern: One strum per beat.
If you are new to this series, here’s the links to past lessons:
New Chord Shapes
The cousin of C : C7
Just add one note to C major chord
The sibling of F : Fm
Just shift one note of F major chord
The *”chord progression” of C->C7->F->Fm is very beautiful, due to the descending of note of C->Bb->A->Ab. You may also go to the practice songs for today lesson and listen to this chord progression (C>C7>F>Fm) in action!!
*Chord Progression -> The the sequential flow of chords
To wrap up this lesson’s new chords section, let’s introduce the buddies of Dm chord: D and D7
Just shift one note per chord from D minor chord. Here’s the transformation:
Basic Guitar Strumming – You can strum Up/Down too!!
In last lesson, we strum downwards one stroke per beat. Let’s try to strum upwards on the way back.
Practice#1: Try to listen to the counting beat (the Tok-Tok cowbell sound) below and try strumming the various patterns above:
Strumming pattern #02
Practice #2: Follow the chords changes an strum with the beat count
Practice #3: Using this new strumming pattern (pattern #2) , listen to the practice songs in lesson 1-3 and strum together with the counting beat
Song #1 (English: Deperado – Eagles)
Song #2 (Chinese: “最长的电影” – 周杰伦)