A Major – E 7 Chords:
Two of the most common chord types are the Major and the Dominant 7th. When played together they create a simple “Turn-around” that is commonly used to repeat a sequence of chords in a song. Today you’ll learn the A Major and E7 chords. There’s a simple song at the end of the video that you can play for extra practice.
Major chords sound positive and happy. They are often the first and last chord of a song. Dominant 7th chords sound like they’re asking a question that needs an answer, or resolution. The question might be similar to saying: “When are we going back to the beginning (first chord) so that we can end this song?”
- Learn how to play the A major chord and the E7 chord.
- Learn how to distinguish the different sound of each chord.
- Learn how to play a simple “Turn Around” chord progression.
- Learn how to play a simple song using A and E7.
- Memorize the name and fingering of both chord shapes.
Remember to use your 1st finger as an “anchor” by leaving it down on the string and sliding it to the correct fret when changing between chords. It’s a good practice to say the name of the chords out loud as you play each one. This will help you associate the chord shape with it’s name for easier memorization.
~ Psalm 118:14 ~