How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host, bringing
you this video lesson. What we just looked at
previously was just your very first guitar
lesson going one, two, three, four on each string.
The next thing that you can do is start to get
into a song. This is a great tune. A lot of times
I will teach it to students on their first lesson,
but it’s a great lesson if you’ve been playing
guitar all your life, a classic George Harrison
riff here. It outlines an E chord really nicely,
E7 chord. Let’s jump right into it here.
We’re going to start on the low string. We’re
going to play E and then we’re going to play
the 3rd fret with our 2nd finger and then, of
course, the 4th fret with our next finger.
So we’re walking up like this, playing from
the second position, meaning that your 1st
finger is on the 2nd fret, your 2nd finger
is on the 3rd fret and so on and so forth.
It works like that. So here we go.
And then you’ve got 2, 2. And I like to just
grab those notes with one finger, do a little
bar so those notes can kind of roll into each
other. Then you go open D, which is the 4th
string, 2nd fret, 4th fret, 2nd, open, 2nd.
So you basically have it. Here it is slow.
Now, you want to make sure that you do the
fingering that I’m doing. Don’t try and do
it all with one finger or something crazy.
You set yourself up and if you do it right,
everything is right under your fingers. You
shouldn’t have to do any shifting. When I use
one finger my hand is constantly moving. If
I use the right fingering there’s no moving
at all. I’m just dropping my fingers
and lifting them up when needed.
Click the link below for the tab for this and
see if you can practice that based off the E note.
And then go up to the A string and play the same
riff, and then back down. And so it’s literally
like I play something here and then I just go like
this, play it again, and then I bring it back
like this. So that’s one of the cool things about
the guitar, especially when you have that blues
influence. You’re always going up to the IV chord.
So here we go. One more time from the top.
All right, I’m John McClennan. Thanks for watching.
We’ll see you next time.