Guitar teacher extraordinaire Happy Traum walks the novice player through the basics of barre chords. Guitarists need to know these chords in order to move past the third fret, to play solid rhythm in all keys, and obtain a variety of sounds through chord inversions. Traum teaches basic chord theory, transposing from one key to another and how to play chord progressions and songs. Includes chords.
In this introduction I discuss the coming lesson format and get you primed on the materials to come. I also discuss the importance of rhythm playing and how it relates to your lead playing as well as the importance of having a strong and dexterous fret hand and how it affects tone. I also explain the journey and evolution of your lead playing and how to go about practicing for maximum efficiency.