A, D and E Chords - Easy Chord Changes Using Anchor Fingers - Beginner Guitar Lessons [BC-114]

A, D and E Chords – Easy Chord Changes Using Anchor Fingers – Beginner Guitar Lessons [BC-114]

40 thoughts on “A, D and E Chords – Easy Chord Changes Using Anchor Fingers – Beginner Guitar Lessons [BC-114]

  1. i was sort of already doing it…? lol

    i guess my brain picked up on “why tf would you lift up that finger just to put it down again, THAT’S A LOT OF WORK!!”

    so thanks brain, really

  2. Thank you Justin. Probably the simplest technique to learn the basic guitar chords. All the credit to you!!

  3. I have a question I'm just a beginner and why is your "A" different from the "A" that my teacher taught me?

  4. *googles: how long does it take for my fingers to stop hurting with guitar*
    "It can take several months for your fingertips to harden…."
    Well, shit.

  5. I'm in love with these free video guitar lessons, just brought justinguitar beginners course book and it's given me the enthusiasm to really learn albeit with persistence from my guitar obsessed partner. Thank you Justin I don't know what I would do without these lessons x

  6. Thank you for being simple yet thorough in your teaching style and providing practice techniques to work on. Happy to have abandoned Yousician and found you.

  7. I use a different "anchor finger" concept: when playing open chords in Standard Tuning, first finger stays over the first fret. If there are no first-fret notes, the first finger stays there anyway, leaving other fingers for other duties. The second finger generally takes the lowest second-fret notes. The third finger takes the lowest third fret notes or higher second-fret notes. The pinkie takes the highest third-fret notes, if any, or fills on on the highest second-fret note if needed (as with a x-2-1-2-0-2 B7 chord). Giving the fingers roles like that greatly reduces the extent to which they need to cross paths. Transitions between G and G7, or D and D7, become very easy because one need merely lift up the pinkie and drop the index finger (which can be hovering over its correct spot on the first or second string).

  8. Justin….thanks for your easy to follow along lessons. Got my guitar in Dec. and I'm just slowly moving forward…I love the anchor point that enables me to make these 3 chords more seamlessly!

  9. @JustinGuitar Hi, I greately appreciate your course and I would love to progress in it much further but I am afraid I can't do so…

    I am stuck at this level of basic 3-7 chords A,E,D – and combinations thereof + C, G, D minor, A minor without changes. I experience sharp pain in my left wrist after playing guitar for even 7-10 mins that subsides shortly after I stop playing. I tried raising guitar neck slightly higher but it does not help much. When I try to square my wrist so that it is more perpendicular to guitar neck, It is near impossible to play even basic D note without flexing without pushing REALLY hard your ring finger, as it barely wants to seperate from index).

    I have barely just begun and I have no idea how you can monitor your technique by yourself, especially when it concerns such details. I have no idea what could be causing it. If it is because my hand is not square enough, I can consciously work on that, but unfortunatly it will most certainly cause me to lose any progress or even ability to play notes (

    Is there anyting I can do about it? I hear many guitar players actually struggle with wrist pain, so maybe it is something that you have experience with?

    I have no idea how people learn to play guitar by themselves really. Like most skills, not counting talent and natural aptitude, you probably can't get far without a mentor who can point out your flaws in your technique and work on your bad habits. SO much effort and time can be wasted learning habits and developing muscle memory that will later need to be PAINFULLY retrained that it is extremely daunting. You could be practicing terrible technique for months and not knowing why you cannot progress.

  10. What is so amazing to me is that yesterday, this was impossible for me. Revisiting today, I can change chords, and not too poorly. 24 hours made a difference.

  11. I can't get this! I'm re learning haven't played in about 10 years but my brain wants me to use the traditional way

  12. Been playing guitar since I was a teenager, but recently had a hard time learning newer faster songs cause my hand would end a song writhing in pain. Decided I needed to refine my technique since clearly I've been making things harder on my self for a while. Since my fingers are all calloused already, had no problem getting through these vids quickly and boy it makes a world of difference, follow what he says and apply this to what works for you and you'll be playing comfortably.

  13. You are such a good teacher !! I got my first guitar 4 days ago and I tried to learn on Youtube WITH FRENCH VIDEOS because I am french but I did not understand anything. So as I am fluent in English I tried to learn guitar in english and it's much easier to understand you than french people… thank you 🙂

  14. Does anyone know how to stop your fingers from sticking to the strings when you lift off of them? It’s super annoying

  15. And I thought the D chord was difficult… Oh boy, this is going to take a while to learn it well.

  16. Inhereited my freinds old guitar as he is moving away. Been following your tutorials the last few days. bout an hour or two practice/trial and error a day. Got to moving my finger along the string. Couldn't help but laugh at how much that hurt.

  17. u are a great teacher that teaches everything in guitar . you clear all the doubts that no one clears .thanku sir

  18. why are every tutorial vids so hard for me, even the easist ones are hard… i'm frustadedddddd i think guitars are not for me i've been watching every tutorial but nope still dumb at guitars

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