September is the perfect time to learn a beginner guitar song for Halloween. I thought about what song would be easy to learn. A Halloween song, and fun to play. I came up with a couple of songs.
So what is an easy beginner guitar song for Halloween? Adam Family Theme is a great beginner guitar song for Halloween. This is what you will learn in this guitar lesson.
- Addam Family theme beginner guitar song
- Technical Techniques for a beginner guitar song (Rake, Hammer on, Muting Strings)
- Beginner guitar song melody with a Bonus Video
If this sounds like something you would like to learn then grab your guitar and lets get started.
Addam Family Theme Beginner Guitar Song
Okay lets start off with the notes in this song. We are going to be playing the melody. So think about how the theme goes.
Okay got it in your mind? Good. So we are going to start on the 6th string. Which is the E string. You place your first finger on the first fret. Pick the first fret.
Which is the F note. First off we are starting on the 6th string at the first fret. The F note. Play that with your first finger,
Then with your 3rd finger Play the G note on the 3rd fret of the 6th string.
Next you are going to play the A string which is the 5th string. If you want to learn all the notes on the fingerboard and more take a look at the Gutiar Bootcamp Course. Click this link to see what is in the Guitar Bootcamp Course & Current Pricing.
After playing the A string; Then play the Bb on the first fret of the A string.
Next you want to rake the strings. Hold your fretting hand over the strings lightly. Put just enough pressure on the strings so they don’t ring out. And rake the strings. Then repeat the same notes again.
When I say “rake” the strings this is just sweaping through each string. Go through the strings two times. If you listen to the song there is finger snapping. So they play the first (Da Da Da Da) then snap there fingers two times.
We are not snapping our fingers. We are strumming in a downward motion. Two times. Remember to deaden the strings with your fretting hand.
This little song is not that hard but it has a lot of technical things like rakes, muting the strings even a hammer on.
After raking the strings then starting on the 6th string at the third fret play that G note. Then the 5th fret of the 6th string. Make Sure you use your 2nd finger and pinkie.
Because when you go to the B note which is on the 2nd fret of the 5th string you will be ready to use your first finger. Then your second finger on the third fret of the 5th string. The C note. You are going to play that three times.
Then it goes back to the very first little riff, and rake. If this is your style of lesson after you learn this song. Click the link for the Best Beginner Electric Guitar Song & Easy.
Now here is where it gets good!
Melody to a Beginner Guitar Song- Addam Family Theme
Next you want to cover the 3 strings at the 4th fret. If you were playing a B Major Chord it would look like this:
Above is the B Major Chord. Your first finger is on the 5th string. And your third finger is on the 4th string.
Cover strings 4, 3 and 2 with your 3rd finger. We are not going to worry about our first finger. But so you can remember where you are at on the neck. Think of that B Major chord. Click the Link if you want a quick lesson on how to read a chord chart.
Once your finger is covering the three strings. You want to pick down on strings; 4, 3, and 2. Now pick back up the strings starting with the third string. Pick strings 3 and 4.
Practice picking that down and back up until you get the hand of it.
After that cover your first finger over the strings on the 2nd fret. On the same strings. Strings 4, 3, and 2.
Once your first finger is covering the strings at the 2nd fret. You are going to pick the 4th string, and then the 2nd string.
You can use your pick playing this song, or you can hybrid pick it. I hybrid pick this one. I use my third finger to pick the 2nd string. And my pick for the rest of the notes. It’s just feels easier. But what ever floats your boat. Try playing both ways.
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Stop for a Minute and practice what you have learned so far. I would recommend like all things in guitar to play the first lick that you learned with the rake. Then once you have perfected it. Take the second part and play that until you have it perfect.
Once you can play both separately, then try play them together. Then you can try the melody.
After you have picked the 4th string, and then the 2nd string, on the 2nd fret.
You pick the 3rd string, and hammer on the 3rd fret of the 3rd string with your 2nd finger.
Another Monster song from YourGuitarGuide YouTube Channel: How to play the monster Mash.
Hammer on for the beginner Guitar Song Addam Family Theme
Like I said earlier. One thing that makes this such a good song to learn. Is all the technical pieces in the song. What we want to know and learn is a hammer on.
A hammer on is where you take your finger. And you, for lake of a better word smack the string. When you pick the string, and then use your finger to hit the string. Like a hammer, it makes a sound or pitch which is a note.
The hammer on is technically the opposite of a pull off. Source
Now practice the hammer on, and after you hammer on the 3rd fret of the 3rd string with your 2nd finger. Use your third finger to stretch over to the 4th fret of the 4th string.
Next pick the 2nd fret of the 4th string. Then pick the 4th fret of the 2nd string. Stop and practice all of the melody that we have discussed so far. Once you get that perfected, then you want to repeat it.
But at the end when you get to the 2nd fret of the 2nd string then you leave that first finger on the 3rd string at the 2nd fret pick it, and then hammer on with your second finger to that 3rd fret. Pick the 4th fret on the 4th string.
And then pick strings 2 3 4 on the 3rd string. You can repeat this melody through the verses.
The outro goes like this. Repeat the melody through and when you get to picking the strings 2, 3, and 4 on the 3rd string. Instead you want to cover the 2nd fret with your first finger.
Hammer on that 2nd fret with your 2nd finger. Pick the 4th fret of the 4th string. Use your 3rd finger for that. Then with your first finger move to the first fret of the 3rd string. And pick the third string.
Pick the 3rd fret of the 3rd string, and end with picking the 4th fret of the 3rd string. If you want to get fancy you can then strum the B Major chord one time.
Well I hope this was an eye opener for you and if you want to learn some more easy songs on guitar click this link for 11 easy songs on guitar.
Lyrics for Addam Family Theme-Beginner Guitar Song
They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky. The Addams family.
Their house is a museum. Where people come to see ’em. They really are a scream
The Addams family.
Neat, Sweet, Petite
So get a witches shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna pay a call on
The Addams family Source
Beginner Guitar Song for Halloween YouTube
I set out this September thinking about what type of song could I do for my YouTube Channel YourGuitarGuide. That’s when I thought, well Halloween is coming up. It might be fun to do a guitar lesson on ghouls and goblins. Take a look at this guitar lesson and while your there have a look around the channel if you like what you see Consider Subscribing.
Beginner Guitar Song Chords
This is a great beginner guitar song, and in theme with Halloween. This song is a fun song to play. The song is Monster Mash. The chords in the song are G Em C and D. And basically that is the chord progression through out the song.
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