how to switch chords fast?


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lil-matee
12-30-2005, 04:33 PM
hey i need help to switch chords fast any tips?

R0CKER1220
12-30-2005, 04:39 PM
i found that when i need to switch chords fast, the best way is to move my fingers fast!

mat3305
12-30-2005, 04:43 PM
^haha loser

giorgio1210
12-30-2005, 04:43 PM
this is something that pretty much comes with experience and playing more. if its in a particular song that youre switching just keep practicing the switch in that part of the song.

mat3305
12-30-2005, 04:43 PM
try finging finger postions that the cords hav in common

CheckOutSerafin
12-30-2005, 04:45 PM
just carry on practicing, it will happen.
the way i learned basic chords was just strumming four times slowly, then changing chord and gradually speeding up.

pen15
12-30-2005, 04:50 PM
Practice along to songs to get your timing right while you do it. Start with slower songs

pen15
12-30-2005, 04:51 PM
Oh, and get a Tube Amp (jks)

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 05:02 PM
ive just started to play the guitar a electric one ive learnt 3 chords so far ive mastered the chords played each one for 3 days and ive spent 2 days learning to switch by them quick but i aint no good at it im just asking is there anyway to do it faster or do i just have to keep practising and over time i get better and faster (how much time if so)

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 05:15 PM
hey u said start with slower songs rite... which ones (give me ones with easy chords since im a beginer)

thebetterman
12-30-2005, 05:18 PM
I say if you keep up your rate, in 6 months u will be switching quickly without effort. you are making good progress after only a couple days, but it takes months to develop a smooth strum with quick transitions. u will go through some rought stages since you wont see drastic improvements..but practice hard, put in at least 15 minutes (preferably 30-1 hour) and keep on practicing..evenutally, u will get it, and then guitar will start becoming much more fun.

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 05:21 PM
thanks but.... how long do u think i will get it in say i switch from Gmajor to erm Dmajor in about 3 seconds but i see ppl doing it in less then one (basically how long will i need to practise for i normaly do 1hour+ a day practising

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 05:40 PM
anyone? help?

SilentDeftone
12-30-2005, 05:49 PM
Wow, settle down. We are not on call 24/7!

How long it will take to learn to change quickly depends on your practicing. Personally I never worried about them too much, and it took me a year to switch fluently.

-SD :dance:

StuC
12-30-2005, 05:50 PM
it all comes with practice, say if you've learnt the chords A, G & E. Make all three of them into a chord sequence. I'll do that for you ...
A //// G //// E ////
Each forward dash shows one strum (so thats four strums, and then change the chord). Play around with the order of the chords. Practing that will get you changing without even thinking about it.
:cheers: Stu

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 05:52 PM
wait i only know 3 chords yeah shall i learn more? then go back to it?

StuC
12-30-2005, 05:55 PM
wait i only know 3 chords yeah shall i learn more? then go back to it?
A, G and E were just chords I picked at random ;)
Try learning all 7 main Major chords. Check out worldguitar.com (http://www.worldguitar.com/start.html) for help placing them on the fret board.
:cheers: Stu

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 05:57 PM
ok so i learn the basic 7 major chords then try to switch them fast yeh?

StuC
12-30-2005, 06:07 PM
ok so i learn the basic 7 major chords then try to switch them fast yeh?
sorry I didnt mean to confuse you :p: ... I didnt mean "if you can play all seven chords, you can play all chords fluently". I ment you really need to know all the common seven Major Chords, then the 7 minor chords. Then probally move onto powerchords :golfclap:

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 06:08 PM
hey but when do i start to learn how to move to chord to chord quickly like to chord g 2 chord d

StuC
12-30-2005, 06:10 PM
hey but when do i start to learn how to move to chord to chord quickly like to chord g 2 chord d
I cant remember what I did (So many years ago) ... I think learn the chords, then practice to change between them. Maybe another member can fill me in here
:cheers: Stu

lil-matee
12-30-2005, 06:20 PM
aww man i dont get it which one shall i do!!!!

SilentDeftone
12-30-2005, 07:04 PM
Pick some and start changing. It doesn't really matter if you learn A before C or D before G, so long as you learn them! And stop creating so many threads for every little thing.

-SD :dance: