learn guitar | beginning guitar | chords
Simple method for improving
you chord changes on guitar.
Do you have or know of any tricks for improving the
way you strum or change chords?
most important aspect of changing chords is to make certain the each
chord shape comes down in one single movement (not many small moments
e.g., 1 st finger then 2nd finger then 3rd finger etc) all fingers need
to come down as if they were a rubber stamp.
I also recommend practicing with a metronome, this
will give you a
defined tempo reference point to help track your
progress. A good idea is to create a metronome log sheet where you
document your daily chord practice sessions, simply mark down the date
and chord progression you are currently working on. Over a period of
three months you will notice a significant improvement in your chord
Start with a tempo of 60 and gradually increase the
tempo over a number of weeks, remember the name of the game is
precision, don't set your metronome and try and keep up with the tempo,
rather use the metronome to keep a record of your progress.
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