Beginner Series

Beginner Series

Chords, Picking, Strumming, Muting: Basic elements that every beginner ought to learn, and every intermediate player ought to know.

L1. Introduction
L2. Notebook
B1. Open Chord: E minor
B2. Open Chord: D
B3. Open Chord: C
B4. Open Chord: G
B5. Open Chord: A
B6. Open Chords: E A Em Am

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Beginner Series
  • TF Lesson 001 Introduction

    Introduction to this subscription series.

  • TF Lesson 002 Notebook

    Learning strategy: use a notebook.

  • B1 Open Chord - E minor, Guitar Basics, Picking, Strumming

    Your first open chord: E minor. Learn a simple, open chord. Learn the notes of the open strings. Learn the proper way to hold your pick. Learn rhythm basics and strum in 4/4 time: whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. Guitar: Harmony acoustic with pickup. BOSS Katana 50 amp. D’Addario String...

  • B2 Open Chord - D - Arpeggio - Alternate Picking

    Learn the triangle-shaped open D chord on Strings 4 3 2 1. In 4/4 time, strum the D chord or play an arpeggio. Learn to pick with downward and upward strokes. Learn to use alternate picking, when playing eighth notes. Guitar: Harmony acoustic with pickup. BOSS Katana 50 amp. D’Addario Strings. Pi...

  • B3 Open Chord - C - Strumming Patterns

    Learn to play the open C chord on Strings 5 4 3 2 1. Learn four strumming patterns in 4/4 time. Learn Tomo’s thumb muting technique. Guitar: Harmony acoustic with pickup. BOSS Katana 50 amp. D’Addario Strings. Pickboy 1 mm TF Signature.

  • B4 Open Chord - G - Strumming Patterns

    Learn to play the open G chord – six strings. Learn and practice several strumming patterns. Learn to strum with your thumb or your first finger. Combine the G chord with other chords while strumming in various patterns. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings.

  • B5 Open Chord - A - Fingerpicking - Combine Chords

    Learn to play the open A Chord – five strings. Learn fingerpicking and practice with triads. Combine the A chord with other chords while fingerpicking in various patterns. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings.

  • B6 Open Chords - E A Em Am - Strumming - Muting

    Learn to play the Open E Chord – six strings. Learn to combine open chords: E A Em Am and others. Practice thumb muting and learn palm muting. Focus on Rhythm/Tapping. Strum in Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Notes with thumb or first finger. Guitar: Orangewood Ava Mahogany Live. D’Addario Strings.