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Radio 2's Guitar Pick Up: Lesson 6

As part of Radio 2's Guitar Season, we're proud to bring you the Guitar Pick Up - A series of online guitar lessons that aims to inspire beginners to pick up the instrument as well as those who perhaps once played, to do so again.

Each lesson lasts around 15 minutes and is presented as a short film with supporting materials for download. The lessons feature classic guitar tracks and are hosted by the hugely influential teacher Justin 'Guitar' Sandercoe.

Lesson 6 chords: G, Cadd9, Em, Dsus4 and Dsus2

G Chord

Hear how a G chord should sound.

Caad9 Chord

Hear how this variation of the C chord should sound.

E major 7 Chord

Hear how an E major 7 chord should sound.

Dsus4 Chord

Hear how this variation to the D chord should sound.

Dsus2 Chord

Head how this variation to the D chord should sound.

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Guitar Playing Lesson 6: New Chords, 8th and 16th note strumming & Suspended Chords

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Who is Justin Sandercoe?

Justin Sandercoe is a guitarist, songwriter, performer, producer and educator who grew up in Tasmania and who has been based in London since 1996.

One of the most influential guitar teachers in history
The Independent

Justin began making instructional guitar videos for YouTube in December 2006. By 2012 his website was hosting are over 550 free lessons enjoyed by over 20,000 unique visitors a day from all around the world.

Justin was named as one of the UK's Top 10 YouTube Celebrities on The Telegraph Newspaper and The Independent newspaper called him "one of the most influential guitar teachers in history" and he has received accolades from guitar legends Brian May and Steve Vai.

Justin Guitar

Justin Guitar on YouTube