summer41 er
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Join date: Aug 2012
334 IQ
#1
what is a good training exercise power chords in standard tuning?

I can do power chords like

e --3----1
a --5----3
d --5----3
g----------


But I cant do this

e-------3---------
a-------5-----5-
d-------5-----7-
g--------------7-

so what is a good exercise to do that jump to the strings below??
J-Dawg158
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Join date: Nov 2008
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#2
Just keep practicing making that jump. If you can't do it cleanly then slow down to a speed that you can and slowly bring it back up to tempo. Practice is the key to mastering any technique.
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TheNameOfNoone
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Join date: Mar 2011
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#3
1.Do the second thing 100 times in a row (as fast as you can do it perfectly), without a break.
2.Then, take a break.
3.Do it another 100 times.
4.Take a break.
Repeat steps 3. and 4. until you can't feel your left hand anymore.
5. Go to sleep.
6. Wake up, take the guitar and notice all the cool power chords you can play.
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FenderBender72
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Join date: Sep 2012
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#4
OH, youre tabs are upside down lol. I see now- yeah what J-Dawg said, go slow and repeat repeat repeat, but make sure you do it right. You wont gain any muscle memory doing it wrong. Once it becomes second nature (like breathing or holding an open G chord), all will be fine.