2 Easy Minor Chords:
The tones of the Musical Alphabet can be used to create an A Minor chord. Perhaps you’ve already noticed when you’re practicing the Musical Alphabet that it sounds pretty good to the ear. That’s because these tones are actually an A Minor scale. Today I’ll show you how to play an A Minor chord with the A Minor scale. You’ll also learn an Em chord so you can play your first song!
- Memorize the fingering for playing the Am and Em chord.
- Keep your second finger down on the 4th string when moving from Am to Em.
- Learn and memorize how to strum the easy version of Scarborough Fair using the Am & Em chords.
- Learn and memorize how to play the melody for this song using the tab and note values provided in the Scarborough Fair PDF.
- Try singing or humming the melody line as you play along with the chords and tab.
Notice that the melody line for this version of Scarborough Fair is comprised almost entirely from the notes of the Musical Alphabet. The only exception is the F# which is played on the 4th string at the 4th fret. Here’s a perfect example of raising the F natural a half-step to get an F#. Sounds pretty good too. 😉
If the tempo in the video is too fast for you to keep up with me, just strum the note values with chords while I play the scale tones.
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