top of page

First Moveable Guitar Chords: Free Video Lessons

Click here to order your copy of First Moveable Guitar Chords, and check out the free videos below!

First Moveable Guitar Chords is for the guitarist who is ready to learn moveable guitar chords and play chords all over the fretboard. This is a fairly short book that explores eight moveable chord shapes: two major chord shapes, two minor shapes, two dominant 7 chord shapes, and two power chord shapes.

If you are interested in moveable guitar chords, you may also want to check out Rhythm Guitar 3, which takes a deep dive into moveable chords. If you are interested in jazz and blues, check out Three-Note Jazz Guitar Chords.

If you want learn to read and play melodies in standard music notation, check out my Melody Guitar books.

Click here for a list of my other videos, which include easy guitar arrangements, technique lessons, chords, scales, and more.

First Moveable Guitar Chords Videos

Lesson 1: Chords Overview (page 4)
An overview of the eight chord shapes you'll learn in this book.

Lesson 2: Notes on Strings 5 and 6 (pages 5-6)
Learn how to find root notes on the 5th and 6th strings so you know where to place your moveable chord shapes.

Lesson 3: Major Shapes (page 7)
Learn how to use the two moveable major chord shapes in this book and put them to use in a chord-finder exercise. After that, you'll play these major shapes in two versions of a simple song, Hush, Little Baby.

Lesson 4: Major Exercises (page 8)

Three exercises for practicing the two moveable major shapes you learned on page 7.

Lesson 5: Major Chord Songs (page 9)

The songs in this lesson do not include hints for where to place your chords. I'll walk you through my process, but the decision about where to place your chords on the neck is up to you.

Lesson 6: Note Finding Drills (page 10)

Three new drills to help you find your root notes more quickly.

Lesson 7: Minor Shapes (page 11)

Learn two moveable minor chord shapes and combine them with major chords in two versions of Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho.

Lesson 8: Major and Minor Chord Drills (page 12)

Four drills that combine moveable major and minor chord shapes.

Lesson 9: Molly Malone, All the Pretty Little Horses (page 13)

Two new lead sheets for moveable major and minor chord practice.

Lesson 10: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella (page 14)

Two more lead sheets with moveable major and minor chords before moving on to dominant 7 chords in the next chapter.

Lesson 11: Moveable Dominant 7 Chords (page 15)

Learn two moveable dominant 7 chord shapes and play them in two blues exercises.

Lesson 12: Combining Moveable Major, Minor, and Dominant 7 Chords (page 16)

Four exercises that combine moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chords.

Lesson 13: Major, Minor, and Dominant 7 Drills (page 17)

Four drills that combine moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chords.

Lesson 14: Early One Morning (page 18)

Play the same song in different areas of the neck with two sets of moveable major and dominant 7 chords.

Lesson 15: Summertime (page 19)

The chords for "Summertime" include moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chords.

Lesson 16: Go, Tell It on the Mountain (page 19)

The chords for "Go, Tell It on the Mountain" include moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chords.

Lesson 17: My Blue Heaven (page 20)

More moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chord practice with "My Blue Heaven."

Lesson 18: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (page 21)

More moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chord practice with "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen."

Lesson 19: Loch Lomond and This Little Light of Mine (page 22)

More moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chord practice.

Lesson 20: Morning Has Broken and All Through the Night (page 23)

More moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chord practice.

Lesson 21: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child and Ode to Joy (page 24)

More moveable major, minor, and dominant 7 chord practice. This is the last lesson in this section of the book. The next chapter covers moveable power chords.

Lesson 22: Moveable Power Chords (page 25)

Learn moveable power chords with roots on the 5th and 6th strings, as well as two common strumming patterns that will be useful in the styles of music that call for power chords.

Lesson 23: Power Chord Practice (page 26)

Two exercises that feature the moveable power chords you learned on page 25.

Lesson 24: More Power Chord Practice (page 27)

Four exercises that feature moveable power chords.

Lesson 25: Final Lesson! Pages 28-31)

This last lesson of First Moveable Guitar Chords includes one final set of power chord exercises, and then we'll go over page 30, which includes the moveable chords you learned in this book plus several more for future reference. Page 31 is filled with blank chord diagrams that you can print as needed.

1st Move Book Vids
bottom of page