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Simple, Useful Chord Inversions (E - A)

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Playing the E chord and A chord can be done in several ways. Throw out the ol' strumming of them open chords, and let's dig into a more fun way!

Here we are using simple 3 note chords (triads) which we can also embellish with some hammer-ons/pull-offs.

This is not a pointless exercise - this is how I (and many other professionals) play chords on electric guitar. Simple, but effective.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Robert Renman said...

Thanks, that's a Fender Road Worn Player strat. Sound sweet.

Comment added on February 10, 2014
andy j said...

Another great lesson! Much like soft Hendrix. What's the new Strat you're playing?

Comment added on February 09, 2014
SK Brown said...

"playing simple things well"

Simple words, but they struck a chord with me.

Thank you.

Comment added on September 06, 2013
Jazzman said...

Awesome!
The day I started to play guitar again - since weeks! Please more on inversions.
Thanks a lot for this Video!

Comment added on March 24, 2013
Rick Stanley said...

Thanks for the inversion lesson. Very helpful. Will use this for sure!!!

Comment added on March 22, 2013

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

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"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!