David Anthony

David Anthony

David is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

David Anthony was born on November 9th, 1982, in the small town of Mount Hope, NY. As a child he absorbed the church flavored musical environment that his parents provided. With this influence he realized at a young age that music would not simply be a passive experience for him. It was not until the age of 15 that he decided to string up his first guitar. Relying solely on his father for his foundational chord knowledge, he quickly became enamored with the po... (more)

David currently offers 27 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 16 beginner lessons and 11 intermediate lessons.

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Basic Guitar with David Anthony

David Anthony is an acoustic guitar aficionado. In this series you will learn basic concepts that are essential to playing any style of guitar music.


Parts and Tuning

David explains the parts of the guitar. He also introduces one of the best methods for tuning the guitar.

21:01 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Intro to Tablature

Tablature is a short hand way of writing guitar notation that allows beginners to learn basic pieces of music.

31:00 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Tab

David continues his discussion of tablature by introducing hammer-ons and pull-offs.

34:12 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Learning Chords

Building an extensive vocabulary of chords is absolutely essential to becoming a well-rounded guitarist.

28:12 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Minor Chords

This lesson covers the basic minor chords that are used in thousands of songs.

30:05 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


The Dominant 7th Chords

Dominant 7th chords are important to all styles of music. You will learn a few basic dominant 7th chord shapes in this lesson.

32:00 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Minor 7th Chords

Learning the minor 7th chords will add more spice and variety to your chord vocabulary.

21:16 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Chord Progressions

In this great lesson, David teaches two basic chord progressions to get you up and playing.

26:32 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Relative Minor Chords

David explains the theory concept of relative minor chords. He demonstrates how to use them in your chord progressions.

19:21 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Major 9th Chords

David explains how to form a major 9th chord. Then, he demonstrates how to play some major 9th chord shapes.

24:34 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


The Minor 9th Chords

David teaches a plethora of minor 9th chords in this lesson.

21:00 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Major 7th Chords

David covers the basic major 7th chord shapes in this lesson.

24:10 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Mixing Chords

David demonstrates how you can mix different chord types to form rich, beautiful chord progressions.

20:19 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Finger Power

David demonstrates some exercises that will increase finger strength and dexterity.

16:00 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Learn Finger Picking

David Anthony introduces basic fingerstyle techniques. He applies these techniques to a few short pieces.

30:09 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


More Fingerpicking

David Anthony takes the finger picking techniques he taught in the last lesson and applies them to some musical exercises.

22:30 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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