releases “Cool Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar - Beginner Guitar Lesson”

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Today I want to talk about learning to play the guitar and chords, scales and theory

“Today I want to talk about learning to play the guitar and chords, scales and theory”, says Johnson. In this video lesson Claude explains some basic music theory and how it is based on the major scale. Johnson starts off by demonstrating a chord progression in the key of C by explaining that a chord progression is made up from the notes of the major scale. Claude explains that a common chord progression is the 1 – 4 progression and is simply made up from the first and fourth notes of the major scale by first explaining that a major chord is based off of the first, third and fifth notes of the major scale. Johnson demonstrates the one chord is C and that the four chord is F in the key of C and then goes on to do the same thing in the key of G. This is great stuff to learn to help with learning to play songs on the guitar and your ear will start to recognize these chord progressions. Claude recommends his course “Ultimate Beginner Guitar Course” available at for more information on this subject.

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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