A Complete Guide to Chords and How To Use Them
Chords are the backbone of any guitarist's style, and it is imperative that you master them in all their forms. These two instructors each take a different approach to the subject, but together they will give you a solid grounding in your knowledge of chords and your ability to play them.
Artie Traum has designed the perfect lesson for anyone who's looking for ways to make guitar accompaniments come alive. His "Easy Chords and Progressions" focuses on the basic chord shapes you probably use all the time (D, G, E and C). He shows you how you can transform their sound by incorporating altered notes, open strings, bass lines, barre chords and a variety of other techniques that will help you create beautiful accompaniments.Whether you like to play folk, blues and country songs or want to write your own, this fun and easy-going lesson will give you lots to go on.
Pete Huttlinger's method is just a little more structured, putting chord shapes, voicings and progressions in a logical, practical setting. He has created a "video chord library" that's a must-have for every serious guitarist. This crash course is designed to show you all the important chords and fingerings you'll need, from the easiest shapes to some challenging finger-twisters. You'll learn all the chords you'll need in all the positions, along with drills and exercises that will build up your strength and dexterity in your fretting hand.
Taken together, these lessons will make you a better player and provide hours of guitar playing enjoyment.