The Basics (Major and Minor)

Checkpoints

This is not a race…it is a marathon. Take your time and enjoy learning.

Download Printable Checkoff Sheet (PDF): Basic Major and Minor Chords

*Checkpoints can be divided into daily, weekly or monthly lessons. Choose a speed that works for you.

Checkpoint 1 – Learn how to play major chords.

All Major Chords

  1. Major Chords (White, White, White) 1 Video
  2. Jam 1 Video
  3. Major Chords (White, Black, White) 1 Video
  4. Jam 1 Video

Checkpoint 2 – More Major Chords

  1. Major Chords (Black, White, Black) 1 Video
  2. Jam 1 Video
  3. Major Chords (Others) 1 Video
  4. Jam 1 Video

Checkpoint 3 – Learn how to play minor chords.

*Notice that minor chords are almost like major chords…all you have to do is lower the middle note a half step.

All Minor Chords

  1. Minor Chords (White, Black, White) 1 Video
  2. Jam 1 Video
  3. Minor Chords (White, White, White) 1 Video
  4. Jam 1 Video

Checkpoint 4 – More Minor Chords

  1. Minor Chords (Black, White, Black) 1 Video
  2. Jam 1 Video
  3. Minor Chords (Others) 1 Video
  4. Jam 1 Video