Chord Changes

Change chords at light­ning speed with our handy short­cuts and you’ll soon be play­ing all your favourite tunes

Total Guitar - - CHORDS MADE EASY -

Abig part of chang­ing chords ef­fec­tively is be­ing ef­fi­cient with your move­ment. Aim for quick shifts and make sure you’re not ‘re­set­ting’ your hand by tak­ing ev­ery fin­ger off the neck. This bad habit leaves you hav­ing to re­po­si­tion ev­ery fin­ger on each sub­se­quent shape, when a more ef­fi­cient move would speed things along.

The chord change ex­er­cises here will show you what to look for. Short­cut or not, you should al­ways try to an­tic­i­pate ev­ery chord change. Start plan­ning a few beats be­fore it’s time to change by pic­tur­ing where your fin­gers will go. If you re­ally want to speed up your changes, drill them by quickly mov­ing be­tween chords. Strum each chord once, mak­ing sure each string rings clearly, then make your move and re­peat un­til it feels easier.

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