New Acoustic Guitar Chord Progression for the Beginner

excellent lesson from David Taub with Next level guitar.  This is a great lesson for the absolute beginner out there who is looking for a simple way to take your guitar playing to another level.

In this lesson, David will first teach you how to play 4 very basic guitar chords.

These are all very easy chords that David will be teaching you that only require one or two fingers to play and they are: E Minor, G Major, Asus2 and Am9.  With the G Major chord, you are welcome to play a normal G Major chord.  If you aren’t able to , David will teach you a scaled down version of a G. You will only need one finger to play this G chord. Watch the video for a complete demonstration on how to play all of these chords, or you can click the links above that will take you to separate lessons on how to play each chord.

David will then teach you several different strumming patterns to use with these 4 chords.

The first will be a very basic quarter note pattern with all downward strums. (the top line are the chords and the bottom line is the strumming pattern. d = down):


The strumming pattern will then get more advanced and musical. The quarter note pattern is just to get you used to the chord changes.

The next pattern is:

d   d/d/u

An up strum as well as a rest has now been introduced giving this strumming pattern some life.  The rhythm has also changed from one note per beat to two.

The next pattern is:


Now things are getting a little more advanced. This is a little more challenging but definitely more interesting.  This time you will be staying on each chord for 2 measures.

The last pattern is:

d/d u/d/u

A big thanks to David Taub and the folks over at Next Level Guitar for sharing this lesson.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out Next Level Guitar, then I Highly recommend you visit their website to check out all they have to offer.  They have over 785 online guitar lessons and for a small fee, you can become a member today! Check out my review of  Next Level Guitar Here .