Super Beginner Guitar Lesson: Easy Flamenco Chords

Super Beginner Guitar Lesson: Easy Flamenco Chords

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hi guys drew Craig with guitar player University I know how frustrating it it can be when you’re first starting in on the guitar to get some good sounds all we really want to be able to do is play something simple so we can you know impress our friends or just you know have some fun so you’re learning open chords I’m going to show you something cool that you can do with them right off the bat to obtain a pretty cool sound alright guys we’re going to start with our E major chord we learned it in the last video it’s our first finger on the first fret of the G second finger on the second fret of the a and third finger on the second fret of the B a major chord what we’re going to be doing with this chord is we’re going to be creating a Spanish style flamenco sound with it which is something it’s going to actually be really easy for us to play and it’s going to be one of the first songs we’re going to be able to play well and have it sound good so this should be kind of fun it’s not rocket science what we’re going to be doing is we’re going to be strumming this ecord are we taking this whole shape I want you to imagine your fingers are all locked together and we’re going to just slide them up one fret and we’re going to play that here that’s a really beautiful cord and we’re going to be basically switching between them using a rhythm and the rhythm is the strumming rhythm is going to be down down up down like this so it’s a really cool sound and the nice thing about this is we can do this with other cords as well take your a major which is your first finger on the second fret of the D second finger on the second fret of the G third finger on the second fret of the B we’re going to do the same thing just scoot it up one fret probably heard I did a different strumming rhythm there feel free to experiment do different strumming rhythms also the D first finger the second fret of the G second finger on the second fret of the e third finger on the third fret of the B there you go that’s a very quick way that you can take these basic open chords that we’ve learned and turn them into a cool sound right off the bat we don’t have to switch between them we just kind of screw them up one fret and we get these really really nice sounds so that’s how you can turn an open chord into a flamenco style Spanish sounding guitar line thanks for watching..

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  1. Play the D chord with the last string one fret closer to the neck and you will have a more flamenco-sounding D minor, also if you want to play flamenco-style flicking and strumming with your nails, don’t use steel strings because you will cut your fingers to shreds 🙂

  2. I want to learn guitar (specifically flamenco, or romantic Spanish music) can I start learning flamenco even though I’m a beginner?

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