Today’s question is from Pedro he says, “I know many chord shapes but when I try to play along to a song, I can’t switch through them fast enough.”
In the lesson, I mention a few things:
First, if you’d like to ask a question, let me know in the comments below or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more help with the fundamentals, I have a few resources you can check out:
FREE MINI-COURSE: https://goodguitarist.com/beginner-challenge/
PREMIUM BEGINNER’S COURSE (master the basics!): https://goodguitarist.com/beginner-guitar-course
To help him (and everyone else struggling to get past this “roadblock”) I have three exercises that I use with my students. These exercises will build up two important skills:
The first is memorizing your chord shapes. Everyone THINKS they have them memorized but I’m going to show you a little test that might have you thinking again! You might be able to make the shape but have you really memorized it?! That’s what we’ll find out! (And I have an exercise that will FIX this instantly!)
The next skill is being able to switch between any two particular chords. Usually people think you just have to be able to switch from any chord to any other chord right away, but it’s actually a bit more of a methodical, slower process. You need to LEARN to switch from E to A from G to A from D to A…
So if you have an issue with chord switching, hopefully this’ll fix you right up!
‘Til next time!