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Guitar Practice 7 A Girl Like You

2018-08-29 ZackGuitar

Guitar Practice 7 A Girl Like You

Daily Guitar Practice 7 A Girl Like You

To get familiar with Am, Dm, and Em chords, I will start to practice the song: A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins. Today’s goal is to get familiar with the chord sequence and the new strumming pattern of the song.

  1. Warm up

    • Finger stretch.
    • Walking the notes.
    • C Scale.
    • Happy Birthday
    • Sing a note.
  2. Revision 1: A, D, E Chords

    • All down strumming & base - down up.
  3. Revision 2: Am, Dm, Em chords.

    • New strumming pattern: Down - Down Up - Up Down -
  4. New song: A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins

    • Capo: fret 3
    • Sequence:

      Am Am Am Am 
      Dm Dm Em Em
      Am Am Am Am
      Dm Dm Am Am

Justin’s tutorial of this song:

How to play Happy Birthday

G G A G C B

G G A G D C

G G G*E C B A

F F E C D C

How to play Am major chord

The number on the blue circle indicates the finger: 1: index finger; 2: middle finger; 3: ring finger; 4: pinky. And the blue X means you don’t play that string(s).

Here is the guitar tab for A major chord.

A minor Guitar Chord

How to play D major chord

Here is the guitar tab for D major chord.

D Minor Guitar Chord

How to play E major chord

Here is the guitar tab for E major chord.

E minor Guitar Chord

Guitar Arsenal

This is a record of what I have learned.

Chords

Major chords: A, D, E;

Minor chords: Am, Dm, Em;

Strumming Patterns

  1. Base - Down Up
  2. Down - Down Up - Up Down -

Songs

  1. I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash (Simplified)
  2. A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins (Simplified) (Ongoing)