Your First Three Chords

90 Responses to “Your First Three Chords”

  1. clever April 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Is your guitar a short scale? You have a winner.

  2. Randy April 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Your videos are the best..the slow motion technique really helped. Thanks Colin

  3. Tom April 30, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Only open to Americans?

  4. RiffNinja April 30, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    Are you referring to the contest? If so, no, that is open to anyone.

  5. SHIRLEY May 3, 2013 at 1:04 am #


  6. priscilla August 27, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    this helps me greatly since it shows what string to hold and what number of fret it is.thanks

  7. rophe January 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Nice video can’t get past the first 29 seconds of the video????

  8. RiffNinja January 23, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Try refreshing the page…

  9. Elsie Ballogan Dogwe April 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    congratulations i learned 3 cords today

  10. Paul May 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    WTG Colin… talking about your right hand and looking at your left … lol

  11. Paul May 8, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Honestly though, I love your videos, they’ve helped me alot. Thanks !!

  12. Kwadwo Arhin May 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Splendid……… thanks.

  13. ayisha hubbi May 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    why the video is not playing?

  14. Thanh Hòa Võ June 17, 2014 at 8:46 am #


  15. Uttam Bhusal July 2, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    thanks I learned 3 cords.

  16. Porchelvan Jayaraman July 4, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    That was helpful.. Thanks a lot

  17. Predrag Nikolic July 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Thanks, I'm hepy tuday and go to excersis.

  18. zac August 1, 2014 at 2:12 am #

    Thanks, will practice.

  19. Pranav Tiwari August 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    very descriptive , relly loved it

  20. Goldy Hadziefendic August 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Thanks for your help, from my heart !! Goldy with love .

  21. Normand Cowell September 3, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    i nead bar chord lessons i like your styl of teaching

  22. Tony September 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Cool I am having a good time learning.

  23. Itwi Simushi September 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    I think my guitar is off set…how do I set or time my guitar

  24. Fernando Hernandez Flores September 15, 2014 at 1:41 am #

    I´m going to take my first lessons today. I hope it really works.

  25. Aljon Borabo September 25, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    Thank you sir! your video has helped me out!

  26. ezekiel October 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    great to b hear

  27. arnold October 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    i already know major chords some barre chords what i request is to how to use them

  28. arnold October 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    i want to understand how these chords are used i have learn them but i can not play anything senseble

  29. Aaron November 5, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    Trying my best to learn everything i can!

  30. Julia November 22, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    It doesn’t want to play because I have school computer, I think that, since you are getting such great comments, that I will talk to a teacher and ask the school if they can unblock these. But for that I will need to know if there is anything inappropriate in this, or any video’s you make. I don’t get to have guitar class, and I really want to learn but, again, this is a school computer and it won’t let me watch the video. Have a good day/night! C:

  31. Jonathan November 23, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Hi Julia, I don’t believe we have anything that would be considered inappropriate in any of our videos. Cheers, Jonathan

  32. jenny November 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    It was nice start for me I try to used thats chords.

  33. jenny November 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Hope I can learn more .

  34. Rose Marie December 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    Its been so long since I took guitar lessons I hope Im not too old. I know its gonna take a lot of time . Im 57. but I really want to learn again. patience I guess.

  35. David Taiwo Hephzibah December 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    It really help thanks so much but I need more lesson how can I access that here

  36. Jonathan December 22, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Hi David, you can find the larger lesson here:

  37. Ezra kanyembo January 13, 2015 at 4:45 am #

    It will be a great pressure to learn more about da guitar

  38. Charles January 14, 2015 at 12:25 am #

    thankyou so much enjoyed the first 3 cords love to get more lessons to help me play on while after work .please send mi the second lessons . i try to play each lessons a day if possible. thanks again and will keep in touch.

  39. Kennethia Vanessa de Waldt January 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

    Hi this is awesome, but i'm struggling with the strumming a bit, any videos on that?

  40. Amadu Sheik Bangura February 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I want to access the video teaching proggramme. Please Help

    Makeni City,
    Sierra Leone,
    West Africa

  41. Jonathan February 3, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    Hello Amadu, you can find all the details on the course here:

  42. Gabriele February 19, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    I would like to ask if a guitar (acoustic)is very old (more than 6 years was laid in the corner and no one played with it) could it be too old to play with, or maybe I need new strings (or even a new guitar)? Because it sounds not like it should (I tuned the strings, but it still has got a bad sound). what the problem could be and what should I do?

  43. Gabriele February 19, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Hello again 🙂
    wanted to ask about fingers. I had never played a guitar before and after trying few chords my fingers seems to be too soft – they start to hurt. is it any way to avoid that? I want to practice more, but my finger hurts. does my fingers later will become not so soft and the pain will be gone? 🙂

  44. Jonathan February 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    Old guitars are no problem at all – I have one that is 40 years old and plays and sounds great. The real problem is the strings are going to be totally dead after that time, so they need replacing, but that’s only a $5 problem. I would replace the strings and go from there.

  45. Jonathan February 19, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    Unfortunately there is no way to avoid the initial discomfort… if your fingers are soft right now, they will toughen up through practice. I would say don’t let a little discomfort stop you from practicing, however if it gets to pain, then you should stop for a bit and try the next day again.

  46. Gabriele February 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    Thank you a lot! 🙂
    It’s good to know the problem so thank you very much.

  47. Gabriele February 19, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    Great to know that in future my fingers will be all fine for a guitar. Thank you again ! 🙂

  48. henri March 19, 2015 at 11:32 am #

    I need more lessons how can i access it here.i mean am just a new beginner.

  49. essam March 25, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    great realy and so smooth easy to learn thanks lot

  50. Tripple Six May 6, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    I got it

  51. Terry A. Smith June 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    You can say that again!!

  52. Qurat-ul-ain June 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm #

    if somebody has small fingers,can that person still be able to play it!!!

  53. Jonathan July 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    Yes – part of the issue is making sure that you have a guitar that is well-suited to your body size. You may need to search for a smaller guitar, but there are good ones available.

  54. james July 22, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    hey, really loved the vid, but no matter what i try, my fingers always end up touching other strings, what do i do?

  55. Jonathan July 22, 2015 at 2:16 am #

    Well, one possibility is that your fingers may be a little large for the neck of the guitar you’re using. Practice certainly helps, and with practice, it’s possible to play on smaller guitars, but sometimes for learning it can be a factor.

  56. lewis harle July 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    iam 73 fingers kjnd of stiff haveing trouble hitting right strings

  57. Lewis Harle July 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    short stubby fingershard to reach strings any ideas

  58. Lewis Harle July 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    would a eletric be any better

  59. Tina Davis Nagel August 14, 2015 at 1:30 am #

    The tips of my fingers get really sore. Any tricks to help that?

  60. Raymond Fancher August 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    that was great for a begginer who did not know anything thank you

  61. Andrew August 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    Hi my Is Andrew and I would like to know if you have lessons on soloing and lead guitar thank you andrew

  62. Jonathan August 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Andrew, I’d recommend checking out our Guitar Improvising Secrets course, I think you’ll find it helpful. We’ll be releasing a second edition pretty shortly here; stay tuned!

  63. Robert August 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Love how you teach. Was going to buy your lessons , but in Canada and with money exchange wow …. that would be a lots off money for me right now.
    Anyway good work and good teaching . By the way I like that high def. video.

  64. Harold Weber August 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Terry A. Smith Wow those are huge lol

  65. Jonathan August 23, 2015 at 3:50 am #

    Hi Robert, if you contact us directly through support, we might be able to do something to help you out with the exchange issue.

  66. Kyla August 26, 2015 at 12:19 am #

    I’m trying to learn how to play electric guitar hopefully good enough to start a mini garage band with my friends

  67. James Graham September 14, 2015 at 3:16 am #

    I brook the 1st string, so have to get a new one before I can do any thing.

  68. Thomas Sumampo September 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    love it

  69. Caitlyn Cash September 30, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    Well, I have a Folk Guitar by Fender with 6 strings, I do not have long fingers, but I exercise my fingers before starting so I do not have an issue. But if you have short and stubby fingers, purchase a smaller guitar so you can make sure you don't have an issue. Although this comment is…. 2 months — almost 3 months old, so I don't know if you have found another way.

  70. cosmas October 4, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    I have read all the notes I can’t wait to get on with the lessons

  71. odongo edward October 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    if i had started earlier i would be far but still i am going to be the best

  72. titi bless October 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    this is great bt av aproblem with strumming some videos pliz

  73. Nkurunziza dany November 20, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I’m very great and I have courage to be a good musician using guitar

  74. Natasha Kideno November 20, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    i like that

  75. Linda Wilson Cote December 23, 2015 at 3:33 am #

    Got it

  76. waret chastain December 23, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    I am 73 years old, and just want to learn new things. I did practice the three chords. I will be practicing more, until I get how to do it without looking the guitar strings. Thank you, it was a big help.

  77. Phyllis Rzeszotko December 28, 2015 at 12:21 am #

    Will start as soon as I can, thanks, phyllis

  78. pheak nan December 31, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    I like your video that say about teaching guitar in beginner

  79. Abraham Mrec January 28, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    wow thank you

  80. Kalmajian Raffi February 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    thank you

  81. Emmanuel Brian Edos March 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

    Thank you so much for signing me up, am very sure of learning a lot from you.

  82. Esther Bosibori March 8, 2016 at 9:35 am #

    Thank you so much,but still i dont know how to get along with the chords above please need a little view on the same,thanks in advance

  83. Margie Hunter March 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Can u still give me free lessons, im a lefty?

  84. sunjoy March 12, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    thanks man

  85. Jonathan March 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    Yes, you just need to view everything as being a mirror-image.

  86. Lauren Stafford March 31, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    could have shown a guitar neck for better instrutions

  87. aliw April 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm #


  88. Alan Gentry September 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

    Thanks can you send a taste of immediate guitar

  89. Angie Davis January 2, 2018 at 11:42 pm #

    Just wondering if you teach strumming on your DVDS

  90. Jonathan January 3, 2018 at 12:10 am #

    Hi Angie, yes, we cover a lot of strumming. It depends on the DVD in question though. Of course, there is Essentials of Strumming & Rhythm which is all about strumming. The Acoustic Beginner course also has a lot of strumming content, and the Easy Strumming Songs collection does too.

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