Play awesome songs, learn 24 essential guitar chords
A fun, hands-on beginner guitar chords course
With the hundreds and hundreds of chord diagrams online, it's easy to get overwhelmed.
Where do you start?
What’s the best way to practice all these chords?
And what are some fun songs that use these chords, so you can actually play some music?
The lack of structure makes it hard to stay motivated. It even makes some people give up and quit.
It got me thinking: what if I created a guided tour through the magical world of guitar chords? A course with easy to understand explanations, as well as tons and tons of cool songs to play along to?
That little idea is what turned into this course.
Here’s what the course is all about:
Play dozens of cool songs
Play along to legendary musicians from the sixties and seventies, as well as the best artists from the last couple of decades. With 36 songs in the whole course, you can bet that you’ll discover a couple of those tunes that just have something about them that makes you want to play them over and over again.
Learn the 24 most useful guitar chords
Playing along to the songs isn’t just random fun though. The course is carefully structured to teach you a chord, then let you practice it in a few songs. By the end of the course, you’ll have learned the most common guitar chords. These are chords that you’ll be playing for the rest of your musical journey.
Learn to play beautiful 7th chords
Chances are, you’ve never heard of ‘seventh chords’ in your life. In short: they’re these amazing chords that can make a song sound sad, sweet, romantic, blue, smooth or nostalgic. In the course you’ll learn many different seventh chords and hear them in action one of the many play along songs.
How does the course work?
Quick animated explainer videos
You’ll learn everything you need to know in bite-size explainer videos. I’ve kept them short and sweet: most of them are about 3 minutes long. In these videos, you’ll learn technique tips, tricks to make it easier to memorise the chord shapes and you’ll put in a bit of practice changing between chords.
I believe the best practice is playing great music. So throughout the course, you’ll be playing dozens of songs by artists ranging from The Beatles, Eric Clapton and James Brown to Jack White, John Mayer and Billie Eilish. Cool thing: the chord schemes will highlight the right chord at the right time, so you’ll never be lost.
This course is exclusively available to StringKick All Access members! As a member, you get access to all courses on the site.
As always, I want to make 100% sure you’re happy, so if you change your mind later for literally any reason (Dog ate my guitar / The President has requested my help on an urgent matter), you’ll get a full refund within 30 days.
30-day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee
When you join StringKick you are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you change your mind for literally any reason (don’t like the colors on the site / decided you’d rather learn the trombone), simply let me know within 30 days and I’ll give you a full and prompt refund. No hassles or hoops to jump through.
Frequently Asked Questions
What artists are the songs by?
The lineup for this course would make any music festival jealous! We’re combining legendary musicians from the sixties and seventies, with the best artists from the last couple of decades. So it’s a cool way to learn classics you already know, and discover new tunes that you fall in love with.
Here’s the full list: Kodaline, Led Zeppelin, Milo Greene, the Beatles, Tom Fogerty, John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, the Last Shadow Puppets, Florence + the Machine, Jack White and Ruby Amanfu, Queens of the Stone Age, Depeche Mode, Ben Harper, The Shins, Lykke Li, Paul McCartney, Caro Emerald, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, John Mayer, James Brown, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Bonnie Raitt, Metronomy, Bill Withers, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Pete Murray, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Alexi Murdoch, Elbow, The Sea and Cake, The Cooper Temple Clause, Hole, Bic Runga and Billie Eilish.
What chords will I learn in this course?
You will learn the 24 most important open guitar chords. So to be precise that’s: E, Em, F, G, A, Am, C, D, Dm, E7, A7, B7, C7, D7, G7, Fmaj7, Amaj7, Cmaj7, Dmaj7, Gmaj7, Em7, Am7, Bm7 and Dm7.
Phew, listing it like that makes it sound like a lot of work. But really, all these chords are just variations on five different shapes on the fretboard. I’ll show you a couple of tricks to easily change those shapes to get all these beautiful chords.
What are open guitar chords?
Open guitar chords form the foundation for any guitar player’s ‘chord library’. Not only do they sound great, but they’re also the guitar chords that are the easiest to play. For that reason, open chords are sometimes referred to as ‘beginner guitar chords’. But don’t let that fool you: even the most seasoned guitarist play open chords chords all the time.
To give a more detailed, slightly technical explanation: open chords are the chords that are played in the first three frets of the fret board. They’re called ‘open’ because they involve ‘open strings’. Those are strings that you place without placing your finger on any of the frets.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn the 24 most useful guitar chords. It’s great for people learning them for this first time, as well as players looking for refresher after having taken a break from guitar for a while.
How is this course different from the other 'Guitar Chord Bootcamp' courses?
This course is focused all on open chords. In other words, you don’t need to be able to play barre chords for this one! If you want to take all Guitar Chord Bootcamp courses, this course is the best one to start with.
How do I get access to the course?
The course is available exclusively to StringKick All Access Members! So to get access, simply join StringKick! You can read more about joining here.
What if I don’t like the membership?
Simple: if you decide the membership is not for you, you’ll get a full refund within 30 days. No matter the reason.
I have a different question.
Feel free to email me at just(at)stringkick.com if you have any questions!