One of the things which separates Guitar in a Nutshell from other methods is its solid understanding of how to teach beginners effectively and the way in which you‘ll learn beginner guitar chords. The method was devised and developed as a direct result of teaching real students in private lessons and coming up with ways to make the process of learning guitar easier and faster that traditionally has been possible. When you are taught something well your learning experience is highly enjoyable because you are able to understand and fully comprehend what’s being done. That’s the key to effective guitar lessons.
When it comes to beginner guitar chords the method employs a clever but very logical approach to learning. Through a series of chord connectors and exercises to perfect them you’ll quickly be able to link the vast majority of your open guitar chords together, it’s through this process that one chord acts as a kind of key to remembering the next one. They are linked and presented to you in a specific sequence.
One of the principal facets which makes a guitar piece easier or harder to perform is something called economy of movement. We apply this principal to our chords in order to overcome some classic problems beginners commonly face when trying to switch chords and play songs. By creating economy of movement students avoid wasting time and energy between chord changes and progress faster into what they really want – being able to play songs they like.
In some old fashioned methods for learning beginner guitar chords there is no real logical sequence to how the chords are presented and students will often lift every finger as they change from one to the other as they fail to see the ‘common ground’ shared by many of the open chords we start off with.
Another principal difference is to be found in the selection of chords taught. At Guitar in a Nutshell we give the beginning student a complete system of chords so they can perform songs in the two most popular keys. When you combine this knowledge with a Capo it becomes very powerful and versatile. Furthermore, we do not avoid important chords which other systems may skip simply because they are hard for beginners. This is extremely limiting and results in an incomplete playing system which will limit and frustrate students when they go out learning songs.
Instead of skipping over what is hard – we give you ways to make it easy, and that’s a massive difference. You’ll be taught a complete system of chords with no gaps and when combined with chord connectors and the specially designed exercises to drill them, your facility to play beginner guitar chords confidently will flourish.