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1 Instant Guitar One-Finger Magic A Course Of Instruction For Learning Basic Guitar Chords A Course Of Instruction For Learning Basic Guitar Chords

2 Instant Guitar One-Finger Magic Tuning Your Guitar Tuning your guitar is important - no matter how good a player you are, if your guitar is out of tune you’ll sound bad! To learn the tuning notes, memorize this sentence - Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears. The guitar is tuned from the thickest strings to the thinnest – E A D G B E Tuning Your Guitar Tuning your guitar is important - no matter how good a player you are, if your guitar is out of tune you’ll sound bad! To learn the tuning notes, memorize this sentence - Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears. The guitar is tuned from the thickest strings to the thinnest – E A D G B E

3 The best way to tune your guitar to these notes is with a battery powered guitar tuner, available at most music stores, or a free guitar tuning app for your cell phone.

4 Getting Started

5 Learning to play guitar doesn’t have to be a daunting task. An easy way to begin learning real guitar chord shapes is to start with a Kyser capo. Using the Kyser capo upside-down, cover only three of the guitar’s strings - A, D, and G. This allows you to start playing beautiful sounding chords with just one finger!

6 To get started, place the capo on the 2nd fret of the guitar.

7 First Chords

8 The D Chord Place your index finger on the G string 2 frets up from the capo and press down firmly. Strum all 6 strings. Capo

9 The A Chord X means to mute that string Place your index finger on the D string 2 frets up from the capo and press down. Use your thumb to mute the low E string by simply touching the string. Strum all 6 strings.

10 Play Songs Now!

11 How To Strum The Chords In Songs Sing the song and strum the chords as they occur over the lyrics.

12 Mary’s Lamb D D A D Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little D D A lamb, Mary had a little lamb it’s fleece A D was white as snow. Press your finger firmly on the strings. Strum lightly across all 6-strings.

13 The G Chord Place your middle finger on the low E String 3 frets up from the capo and press down firmly. Let your middle finger fall back slightly and mute the A String. Strum all 6 strings. X X = mute the string

14 More Songs To Play!

15 Amazing Grace D D G D Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, D D A D that saved a wretch like me! I once D G D was lost, but now am found; was D A D blind, but now I see.

16 Happy Birthday! D A Happy birthday to you, A D Happy birthday to you, D G Happy birthday dear sweetie, D A D Happy birthday to you!

17 My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean D G D My bonnie lies over the ocean, my D G A D bonnie lies over the sea. My bonnie G D G lies over the ocean, oh bring back A D my bonnie to me!

18 You’re On Your Way! See if you can find more songs to play that use these 3 chords!

19 TRY THESE DOWNLOADABLE SONG BROCHURES! Campfire Guitar 1 Campfire Guitar 2 Hymns 1 Hymns 2 Christmas collection

20 Need help with your guitar playing or want more information? Contact Case School of Music NOTE(6683) or


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