Lesson 5: The Humble Powerchord

A power chord is a two note chord consisting of a root & a fifth. Examples of popular songs that can be played with primarily power chords: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wake Me Up When September Ends, All The Small Things, Wild Thing. How to play a Power Chord A power chord is played by…

Lesson 3: The 3 P’s of Hand Technique & Preventing Injury

Pressure: Applying a sufficient amount of pressure to the fret and in the right spot. This is part strength and part hand technique. Posture: Poor posture will make playing uncomfortable and discourage practice Positioning: Hand positioning is important to prevent RSI and carpal tunnel, it also helps comfort. Here are some things to check, they will…

Lesson 1: Basics of Guitar

Today we are going to learn the basics of playing the guitar, for starters, let’s look at the neck of the guitar. Along the neck are metal bars, we call these frets and they work as markers to tell you where to play. We always position the finger before the fret (towards the head side).…