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hey i need help to switch chords fast any tips?
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#4
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.
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try finging finger postions that the cords hav in common
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#6
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.
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#7
Practice along to songs to get your timing right while you do it. Start with slower songs
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Oh, and get a Tube Amp (jks)
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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)
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hey u said start with slower songs rite... which ones (give me ones with easy chords since im a beginer)
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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.
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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
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#14
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.

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#15
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.
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wait i only know 3 chords yeah shall i learn more? then go back to it?
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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 for help placing them on the fret board.
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ok so i learn the basic 7 major chords then try to switch them fast yeh?
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ok so i learn the basic 7 major chords then try to switch them fast yeh?

sorry I didnt mean to confuse you ... 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
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#20
hey but when do i start to learn how to move to chord to chord quickly like to chord g 2 chord d
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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
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#22
aww man i dont get it which one shall i do!!!!
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#23
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.

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