Section 1.2 The First Song (back to index)
Now we add in the B7 chord. Note the bass is on the 5th string. This is due to holding down the A string at the second fret - which gives us the note B that we need for the B7 chord root. Practice changing now both from the E chord to the B7 AND the A chord to the B7. When you feel that they are smooth changes listen to 'My Bonnie' by clicking on the guitar link (You need the Real Audio plug in for this). My Bonnie uses 3/4 time - we count 1 2 3 1 2 3 etc. and we strum Bass/strum/strum using the thumb for bass and strumming down twice with the second finger.
You should practice your changes until they are smooth and you can duplicate the guitar part here. Singing - you are on your own here.
Vital Tip -> You should start recording your guitar playing now. You will never get a better teacher than a tape recorder, but if you have a computer you do not need a tape recorder. If you do not already have one, get a microphone for your sound card. Be VERY specific here. You MUST get the correct microphone to match your sound card. Many sound cards used powered, mono lines to feed a 'hot' mike. The wrong type of mike used with the wrong type of sound card = no sound. The mike will not be expensive around £7-10. Once you have a mike, you will most probably have audio recording software provided with any sound card. If not, the shareware market is awash in good audio editing software get a shareware audio sampler/editor.
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