This is a list of the various reference sheets and printouts I give to my students. If you lose any of them, you can download and print them out again from here.
- Open major chords ('C', 'D', 'E', 'G' and 'A')
- Open minor chords ('Dm', 'Em' and 'Am')
- Open dominant 7th chords ('C7', 'D7', 'E7', 'G7', 'A7' and 'B7')
- Open major 7th chords ('Cmaj7', 'Dmaj7', 'Emaj7', 'Fmaj7', 'Gmaj7', 'Amaj7')
- Open minor 7th chords ('Dm7', 'Em7', 'Am7')
- The minor pentatonic scale – an introduction to the first shape
- Major key chart – a list of all the major keys, and the chords which belong in them
Having a beat to play along with is essential for practice. A pre-recorded drum track won't wait for you if you make a mistake. It forces you to keep up and develop a sense of musical timing. If you don't have a metronome or drum loops of your own laying around, then it's very easy to find them online. YouTube is a great resource, and below are some good drum loop videos other people have made and uploaded. Remember to pick a time signature which matches the piece you're practicing, and work your way up gradually from the slower speeds (bpm = beats per minute).