Express Guitar - The Ultimate Guitar Learning Kit

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  Learn Guitar: 3 Strategies To Help You Play Chords With Confidence
 
  One of the most significant problems guitarists of all levels
  encounter is the ability to change chords quickly and accurately.

  It's not simply a matter of practice makes perfect, rather a
  case of "perfect practice" make perfect.

  The best way to accelerate our guitar playing is to avoid
  learning something the wrong way and then reinforcing that bad
  habbit by practicing our mistakes.

  Once we learn something it is very hard to re-train our
  nervous system, keep in mind that it takes one hundred
  consecutive correct inputs to replace one incorrect piece of
  information.

  Here's three tips for learning guitar chords and overcoming
  difficulties with chord changes :

  1. Single Movement chord change - When moving from one chord to
  the next it is essential that your left hand fingers (assuming
  you are a right handed player)stamp down on the strings in one
  single movement...like a rubber stamp!

  2. Metronome practice - left hand motor skill training program

  (a) choose a chord shape you are having difficulties with.

  (b) Tap your foot and adjust your metronome to the tempo you feel
  comfortable with.

  (c) Let the metronome click for a few bars, when you are ready
  strum the chord once on the first beat and continue tapping your
  foot for the remaining three beats.

  (d) Our first tempo objective is a successful performance of the
  chord you have selected at a metronome tempo of 60 beats per
  minute (mm=60).

  (e) Do not set your metronome to a desired speed and try to rise
  to meet it. rather, use the metronome only to track your
  progress.


  3. Guitar Grids - divide your strings into four string grids.

  It's amazing how many great guitar sounds you can achieve by
  playing triads (three note chords), often triad playing is
  overlooked as something only beginning guitar players use for
  playing nursery rhymes.

  Start by dividing the six strings of your guitar into four string
  grids, each grid consisting of three strings.

  String grid 1: strings 1,2 & 3

  String grid 2: strings 2,3 & 4

  String grid 3: strings 3,4 & 5

  String grid 4: strings 4,5 & 6

  The idea is to restrict yourself to only one string grid and
  learn to play all the chords of the harmonized scale entirely on
  that string grid.

  For example, play the following chords on string grid 1:

  C,Dm,Em,F,G,Am Bdim & C

  then learn how to play the same chords entirely on string grid 2.


  When training with a metronome you will notice that your tempo
  will vary from day to day, this is to be expected. Keep in mind
  your target tempo and be prepared to work slowly towards that
  tempo.

  Remember that we want to avoid making costly mistakes that will
  require an enormous amount of re-training to fix.

  Most fast songs on the radio are performed at a tempo between
  mm=100 to mm=120, keeping this in mind when you practice will
  keep you focused on accurate playing.

  By practicing your chord changes slowly and accurately, then
  gradually increasing your metronome tempo over a number of weeks
  you will notice a new confidence in your chord playing.
 



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As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mike’s teaching gives his student’s the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.

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