For those who weren’t able to be present in class this morning (we understand, the Tokyo commute can be rough!), we’ve recorded ourselves learning our first two chords, and playing along with Clayton (piano) and Dakota (drums) for a few minutes. After ensuring that your guitar is in tune (maybe someone can create or supply a brief tutorial on tuning for our raw beginners as an assignment?), you should be able to practice some easy chords along with the group by playing the above recording.
Here, we are playing eight beats of each D major and E minor in a repeating cycle that will lay the foundation for a few of our first class songs.
Chord diagrams to get you started: