Here’s an essential lesson designed to really get you going in terms of some real playing and handling of the guitar. I’m covering some very important basics for you, such as holding the pick properly, how to define chords, the basic E and A chord positions, the proper playing of barres and barre chords, E and A form barres all the way up and down the neck, and some “power chord” shortcuts!
It’s so important that you get all the essentials correctly understood right from the beginning, because if you don’t, these things could get in the way of making you a complete guitarist, if not handled properly. I find that many times, even very advanced players come to me forlessons, and I can expose some serious weaknesses in their fundamentals, that certainly need to be corrected! So I hope you enjoy the lesson, and will then be ready to move on to some more advanced material after this!—Arlen Roth