Chords. Theory. One word sounds exciting and productive, the other sounds scary and way too musical. Right? Don't be scared of the word theory. It simply means that you will learn plenty of chords in these lessons, but you'll also learn what the chord actually is, why the chord is that chord, how the chord works with other chords, and how to apply it to the rest of music. This way you'll be able to extend your plethora of chords and learn how to learns songs easier by knowing how to group chords the correct way, maybe even begin to write some songs.
There is a wide range of skill level this these lessons, but they are all helpful. You'll be coming back and forth to this lesson contents as you progress. Learn a few new chords, jump to scales, learn some songs and come back.
First Power Chords
These are very easy chords. For beginners. A great lesson to begin to learn what a power chord is and applying them to punk, rock, and other styles.
Expanding Power Chords
A lesson on making power chords more interesting as well as thicker and more rock! You will also learn picking exercises to help give ideas for writing songs.
Finding All power Chords
Find all of the available power chords in a certain key by using the major scale. If you do not know the major scale, go check out the video lesson in Lead Guitar.
Root Notes & Power Chords
Learn how to find more power chords and change chords by only moving one finger, or changing the root note. This comes in handy by keeping your hand in one place while still changing chords.
A lesson on how to make bar chords and using chord shapes to play all the different chords on the neck with the same shape. Make sure you understand your half steps and whole steps before watching this lessons.
Kind of like Bar Chords, these are chord shapes that stay the same as you move up and down the neck. Used in all styles of music, not just Jazz.
Nashville Number System (Chord Progression Theory)
A GREAT lesson for understanding how chords work and defining what the "nashville number system" is. This lesson will help you learn songs much easier as well as help you with your ear training in learning to play by ear.
Majors & Minors
This lesson is where the word "Theory" steps in. Learn what a major and minor chord is exactly and how to use it.
Changing the Root Note Changes the Chord
A lesson in D minor on changing the root note inside select chords and showing how the entire chord changes.