Level 5 Key G (Full Chords)

At this level we’re playing our full chords. We also will start learning our full 2 octave scales.


CHORD PRACTICE

G to C Practice

Focus on the 2nd finger going to G.
Focus on the 3rd finger going to C.


D to G Practice

Focus on the 3rd finger going to D.
Focus on the 2nd finger going to G.


D to C Practice

Focus on the 3rd finger going to D.
Focus on the 3rd finger going to C.


NOTES ON THE GUITAR

Now we add the notes B, C, & F.

SCALE PRACTICE

The G major, E minor, C major and A minor scales are now in 2 octave shapes. Notice how G major and E minor use the same notes but use a different root. It’s the same for C major and A minor. This is called the relative major and minor.

G major backing track.
E minor backing track.


C major backing track.

A minor backing track.

STRUM PATTERN PRACTICE

D skip D U skip U D U

This is probably the most used strum pattern used on guitar. Play along to the video as best you can using an E minor chord.

SONG PRACTICE

Your songs below now use the full strum pattern shown in the video above. Slowly try to add singing over your strumming.

Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill – Video

John Legend – All Of Me – Video

Shawn Mendes – Stitches – Video

James Arthur – Say You Wont Let Go – Video

Christy Moore – Lakes Of Pontchartrain

Christy Moore – Ride On – Video

Green Day – Time Of Your Life

Don McClean – American Pie

The Dubliners – Black Velvet band

John Denver – Country Roads

The Pogues – Dirty Old Town

Paddy Reilly – Fields Of Athenry

Sting – Fields Of Gold

Garth Brooks – The Dance

Garth Brooks – If Tomorrow Never Comes

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Christy Moore – Nancy Spain

Sia – Elastic Heart