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Watch the Chord Studies: Beginner Chords Vol. 1 online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Chord Studies: Beginner Chords Vol. 1

Hi this is Brad Carlton. Welcome to this Guitar Lab edition of Beginner Chord Studies. Each individual edition in this guitar lab series features 15 studies focused on a particular application of chords. I designed this series to provide you with unlimited creative options for crafting interesting and compelling rhythm guitar parts. Across the series we'll explore essential and exotic chord voicings, all-purpose substitutions, creative approaches, and performance techniques. We'll also include a few bar chords, but you can get a lot of technical tips about how to keep from hitting too many strings. How to keep string noise down and also how to efficiently change form one chord to another. You'll learn about pivot fingers, guide fingers. You'll also learn how to observe what you're doing with your wrist and your thumb, so you can get your chords clear with minimal effort. I'll break down and demonstrate the chord studies over rhythm tracks in a variety of styles using chord progressions commonly encountered in that style. You'll also get chord diagrams that'll clearly give you the left-hand fingerings. And you'll get the jam tracks for you to work with on your own. So get your guitar and let's make some music.