Watch the SECTION 5: Minor Chords & Strums online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

Now you know several strums and five chords. You’re well on your way! I like to cook so I make a lot of food analogies. A few lessons ago your music was like vanilla ice cream, really great, but not very interesting. By learning new chords you added hot fudge, and the additional strums were the whipped cream. We’re starting to create texture and interest in our tunes…and the cherry on the top is yet to come.