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Guitar Practice 3 Happy Birthday

2018-08-18 ZackGuitar

Guitar Practice

Daily Guitar Practice 3 Happy Birthday

Today I will practice a really simple version of the song Happy birthday for ear training. And C scale is added to warm up after walking the notes.

A chord, D chord, and E chord are still on the list. Since these are my first set of chords, I’d like to spend more time on them. And the song I walk the line by Johnny Cash is a good practice for the chords.

  1. Warm up

    • Finger stretch.
    • Walking the notes.
    • C Scale.
  2. Revision: A, D, E Chords

    • Left hand: positions of fingers.
    • Right hand: all down strumming & base - down up.
  3. Revision: I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash

    • Chords: E A E A D A E A
    • All down strum, 4 strums (1 bar) for each chord.
  4. Ear training: Happy Birthday.

The C Scale on guitar

Here is the C scale (part) on guitar.

C Scale on Guitar

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

Andy provides a very easy version of Happy Birthday. Why Happy Birthday? Why does this song has anything to do with the ear training? Check out Justin’s explanation.

How to play A 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 Major Guitar Chord

How to play D major chord

Here is the guitar tab for D major chord.

D Major Guitar Chord

How to play E major chord

Here is the guitar tab for E major chord.

E Major Guitar Chord