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Checkout this guitar lesson on how to play acoustic guitar, from Marty Schwartz! Marty is pretty laid back in this lesson, as usual, so don’t feel any pressure as you’re trying to learn the guitar.

Basically what he’s doing here is modifying a normal open D chord and then inverting it, so that you end up with this cool form that you can do a lot more with. It’s actually very closely related to a Bm7, if you watch closely. There are quite a few other things you can do with the D chord as well.

How To Play Acoustic Guitar


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  1. It seem`s easy , but it´s very complicated to achive that ! Marty is so musical , it´s always a pleasure pleasure to hear all the resources that he uses to escape the obvious … but to get there ,it´s only for fews!!!…

  2. Marty, I just love that song “overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder. I wonder if you could slow it down and mabey break it down some, it looks complicated. Matt

  3. All of your lessons are so great, they have helped me so much and I have made a big step from a beginner! You make it easy enough that if anyone puts the time into it everyday then they can learn from you Marty! Thanks

  4. Hey Marty

    Steve from DownUnder here (Oz)

    I am trying to order some of your Beginner DVD’s off Guitarjamz but it keeps saying it is not available. Whats happening?

    Really like the way you teach and I was looking forward to ordering the Beginner Course.

  5. I have celebrated my 71st birthday. Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks lol. You are one heck of an inspiration. Thanks man and as you say rock on! Sincerely, Dorothy

  6. im interested in signing up for acoustic teaching courses but can’t where the info is and costs.
    Thanks for your time

  7. I would like to thank you for the lessons you have provided to us novice players , and the way you teach is just great. I am 72yrs old and have been playing since I was 15 yrs old.

    However since I found you on the internet 3yrs ago you taught me really how to play guitar. I love it ,you have me a much better player with your teaching methods. Love the blues and southern rock. Thank you

  8. Thanks for your posts you do!! Have you ever done Daryl Werley’s “I Miss My Friend” it’s a great melody and a lot of guitar movement from cord to cord.
    Thanks again enjoy your posts

  9. Marty, thanks for the lessons. I played a little in high school in the 70’s, but always got frustrated and quit. Recently I had to quit smoking, and picked up guitar again. Having a blast, and its keeping my mind off the smokes. Thanks again, and i can actually play a couple songs! Your the man, and keep jamming!

  10. HI Marty,

    Last April 2018 I signed up with whatever lessons you were then teaching. I paid about $135 dollars for a year’s subscription. I can no longer find the beginning sequential video lessons that were on your site for the first couple months I was playing. “E minor pentatonic” “Easy beach sound” and a bunch more. Where are they? Have you changed to a whole new format? Kevin

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