Watch the Chords on Beat Etude: E online guitar lesson by TrueFire from The Indispensable Toolbox for Guitarists

Chords on Beat Etude: E - Slow Playalong is a video guitar lesson presented by Tommy Emmanuel and is sourced from Fingerstyle Milestones.

Thrill-seekers, we are back, and we are about to do our next level of work, and our next milestone. That next milestone is keeping the thumb going and bringing the fingers in. This is very exciting. So I'm going to use the chords B, A, and B again. Now, you want to move on to this: Leaving the pinkie down, I'm going to spell out the chord, but the thumb continues playing. I'll do it very slowly so you can watch it a few times around and get used to it. Now, you can move around, you don't have to stay in E, you can go to G as I showed you before, but it makes no difference. This is our first step to getting our fingers working independently with the thumb. There it is!