A George Harrison Rhythm Guitar Riff Made Easy for Beginners

George Harrison Easy Guitar Riff -- Rhythm Guitar Lesson For Beginners
George Harrison Easy Guitar Riff - Rhythm Guitar Lesson For Beginners How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com, 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.

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