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This tutorial covers how to play the open A, D and E major chord voicings in a rock rhythm guitar style. These are basic chords that all beginners learn, but we’ll learn how to adapt them to be played with an overdriven rock tone and with the energy and attitude required to play them in a rock style. We’ll learn how to fret and strum each chord, and about how to mute strings with both hands so that we are always in control of which strings ring out. We’ll go over the common problems beginners run into with this technique, and how to solve them. After learning the chords, we’ll play them along with a backing track so that we can start making music with them right away and put what we learn into practice.

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Gary Heimbauer
Instructor Gary Heimbauer
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