7 Ultimate Guitar For Beginners Course - How To Play A Minor On Guitar
Welcome back for lesson 7 - How To Play A Minor On Guitar
In the second last chord of the 7 ultimate guitar chords for beginners course, were going to learn A Minor and one of the easiest chords your going to learn. Because we have already learnt A Major, there is only one finger change...
Here is an overview of A Major:
- Once you have warmed up and you can play the previous 5 chords cleanly and effectively. The A Minor chord is ready to be performed. Again I’m going to suggest that you put your thumb of your left hand directly behind the 2nd fret of the guitar.
- There are three fingers needed for A Minor, your 1st finger your 2nd finger and finally your 3rd finger. I want you to put your 1st finger on the 1st fret (B string) your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret (D string) and your 3rd finger on the 2nd fret (G string) using the finger tips to press down firmly.
- As your pressing down the three fingers, each string should be touching the fingerboard of the guitar. Now to perform this chord effectively I want you to extend the wrist enough so that your fingers clear the strings.
- When pressing down on the strings watch you’re not blocking any other strings especially the high E string. Watch out for buzzing noises from the frets just like I suggested earlier in the course. When performing A Minor make sure your holding the pick correctly, and you pick each string separately and softly as you pick the 5 strings on the guitar.
Colours tell you what fingers to use to fret the strings: