Two New Chords (Guitar Lesson)


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Brad Henecke

Two New Chords

In this lesson, Brad introduces the C major and G major chords. Every guitarist must posses this potent knowledge!

Taught by Brad Henecke in Beginner Electric Guitar with Brad Henecke seriesLength: 16:01Difficulty: 0.5 of 5


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funeral fogfuneral fog replied on November 30th, 2013

I am self taught, until now I thought I could stretch my fingers well enough to learn these basic steps. This G maj shape really made me think again... My little finger felt so loose, I remembered the days I was struggling

mendelcyprysmendelcyprys replied on September 23rd, 2013

He uses an alternate fingering for G at 2:48 in the first scene.

palipali replied on April 7th, 2013

G, even using fingers 1-2-3, is a huge challenge for me. My finger on the 6th string mutes the 5th frequently because of the stretch. The first day I tried it, I couldn't make the shape really at all. It will come with time, I suppose.

rafael7995rafael7995 replied on January 14th, 2013

Had to use finger 123 to make g major

13lashj13lashj replied on March 15th, 2012

are alternate fingering techniques ok for the g major?

bourque1bourque1 replied on January 19th, 2012

i've seen G played with the index (first finger) on the second fret, it's clear the benefit of using the middle (second) finger, it's just so much more difficult to hold the chord

rexalotrexalot replied on January 13th, 2013

The reason it's good to play the g chord with your middle finger onthe 2nd fret 5 string is because if you are playing a chord such as d, it allows for a faster change between the two chords

13lashj13lashj replied on March 15th, 2012

id say that it's ok. i've played songs that use this chord and have used the alternate fingering instead. i think its just a personal preference as to weather or not you do it this way. just do what feels comfortable and it should work.

huggins65huggins65 replied on January 11th, 2011

Like the strum patterns and some focus on the right hand. Being a natural lefty playing righty, my right needs some work.

robabrobab replied on December 21st, 2010

Welcome back Brad!!!

Beginner Electric Guitar with Brad Henecke

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Brad Henecke starts you on your journey into the world of the electric guitar with this beginner oriented lesson series.



Lesson 1

Buying a Guitar

Brad Henecke gives some thoughts on buying a guitar and related accessories. A perfect lesson for an absolute beginner!

Length: 10:06 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Hand Stretches

In this lesson, Brad Henecke covers the important topic of hand stretches. Failure to stretch and warm up can lead to injuries including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Length: 3:30 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Using a Tuner

Brad Henecke talks about different kinds of guitar tuners, including his personal favorites - the clip-on tuner and floor tuner.

Length: 10:30 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Fifth Fret Tuning Method

Brad demonstrates how to use a tuning fork and the famous fifth fret tuning method.

Length: 5:42 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Single String Picking

Brad Henecke explains how to properly hold the pick. He also provides several single string picking exercises.

Length: 10:19 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

The Language of Music

In this lesson, Brad talks about the language of music and introduces the chromatic scale.

Length: 6:11 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Learning Chords

In this lesson, Brad Henecke introduces the concept of playing chords. He teaches the A, D, and E chords.

Length: 9:54 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Rhythm Patterns

Now that you have a few chords under your belt, Brad Henecke discusses some relatively easy strumming patterns.

Length: 7:05 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Two New Chords

In this lesson, Brad introduces the C major and G major chords. Every guitarist must posses this potent knowledge!

Length: 16:01 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

A Minor Chord

Brad introduces the A minor chord and teaches a chord progression to go along with it.

Length: 7:24 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

D Minor Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the D minor chord and several chord progressions.

Length: 7:06 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 12

The E Minor Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the E minor chord and teaches several chord progressions that use it.

Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

The A7 Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the A7 chord and teaches three chord progressions that can be used for practice.

Length: 4:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

The D7 Chord

In this lesson Brad Henecke teaches the D7 chord and several useful chord progressions.

Length: 4:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

The E7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the E7 chord and teaches several exciting examples to be used as practice.

Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

The G7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the G7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.

Length: 5:07 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

The B7 Chord

Brad Henecke teaches the B7 chord and several useful chord progressions.

Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 18

The C7 Chord

Brad Henecke introduces the C7 chord as well as several useful chord progressions.

Length: 4:17 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 19

The F Major Chord

Brad Henecke introduces one of the more difficult beginner chords, F major. He shows how this chord is played and teaches a few chord progressions.

Length: 5:18 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only

About Brad Henecke View Full Biography Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's.

This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.

From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.

This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).

His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".

Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll". They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.

He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).

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