Before tackling this course, you should be comfortable with all the material from Wasted Times

This chilled out track from the weekend is a great lesson for beginners who want to practice their open chord shapes and really master a basic fingerstyle arrangement that you can use over and over again with this style of music!

The Chords: Beginner Chords

The first thing to note is that the 4 chords we are using are based on having a capo in the 2nd fret. This makes the chords more maneagable for beginners to play. The chords are shown here:

The Rhythm: Fingerstyle groove

We are doing a fairly basic rhythm pattern, but the key is to get the groove bang on! We are using a 'slap' effect that is great fun to play. The strumming pattern looks like this, and we play each chord for half a bar each. So when you look below, the '1' and '3' are the chords, and the '2' and '4' are the slap effect!

    Keep Learning: Beginners Course

    Many thanks for watching this video and visiting the website. If you love this tune, but find some of the basics quite hard to follow, check out our beginners' acoustic guitar course! We take you through everything you need to learn to ensure your chord playing and rhythm playing is perfect, and we make sure you lose any bad habits you may have picked up! Check out the full course here: Beginners Acoustic Guitar Course.

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I Feel It Coming

The Weeknd and Daft Punk is a true match made in heaven, and as always with Daft Punk, we have some really cool funky guitar chords that Thomas demonstrates in this lesson. It's great if you want to improve your funky chops!