#1
hey , im stuck at changing chords quickly , lets say C to F major or G to C....any advice or tips?

pls dont say 'practice' cos im already doing it everyday
#2
just move your fingers back from the 2 chords you cant do and keep repeating but with out hitting any strings
just the finger motions
hope this helps
#3
dude practice is the only answer your gonna get
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#4
eh...all I can say is find the "pivot" notes.
The ones where your finger doesn't need to move from one chord to the next.
(Like the C to F the 1st fret on the B string stays down)

So just try to base it off that as much as you can.

Or G to C you have the

--2---
--3---

that just shifts up a string.


Really...there is not much to say but to practice.

And specifically...those are very common chord changes.
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#5
I know you dont want to hear it but... practice. The more you do it the easier itll get, i had the problem when i first started, it was frustrating as hell trying to change chords but as time goes on and if youre practicing then itll come to you. Trust me, itll come to you, just give it time, have patience...
#6
Pattern the chords. This works wonders for me:
Get your fingers used to one chord by lifting your fingers on and off of one chord, say a G major. When you get to the point that you can take them off and replace them relatively quickly and without having to look at your hands and without screwing up, move on to the second chord, say a C major.
Small steps is the best way, and when your fingers and "muscle memory" becomes comfortable with a chord, then you'll be ready to start practicing changing between the chords.
#8
going on a year now and they're exactly right, it's all muscle memory and that comes from hours and hours of practice
#9
Practice Practice Practice my friend

When I first learned Barre Chords, it would take me 10 seconds to changer for the next chord, then the next day it was 8 seconds, then 6 seconds etc etc

Time yourself and see, I bet you will slowly be improving.
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#10
Listen to Yagushgi

he put it pretty well, thats actually what my guitar teacher told me when I did all this stuff.


I've been playing for.... 6 years now? something along those lines.
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#11
wow i havent even touch 4 months...lol

takes about 1 or 2 seconds to change between easy open chords , about 4 seconds for barre and max speed 69 i think....man i suk

im self taught so im kinda lost

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#13
One thing I've read that seems to work is starting with your weak fingers when you're making chords. Once they're familiar chords it'll be easy to switch, but when you're learning them, set your pinky down first, then your ring finger, then your middle finger, then your index finger.
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#14
Drink a mixture of milk and lemon juice. Do groin stretches and masturbate furiously before playing.

That should help you change from C to F major.

However, from G to C, you're going to have to go through a 3 day fast with your left hand constantly on your right testicle for the entirety of that 3 day fast.
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Drink a mixture of milk and lemon juice. Do groin stretches and masturbate furiously before playing.

That should help you change from C to F major.

However, from G to C, you're going to have to go through a 3 day fast with your left hand constantly on your right testicle for the entirety of that 3 day fast.




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I got my pick stuck inside my guitar . . . . how am I supposed to get it out?
#16
thx fsh_ben .... i have done what you said and i can now switch chords in 0.00001 second

but my left hand is turning blue and my balls are red and swollen
#17
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thx fsh_ben .... i have done what you said and i can now switch chords in 0.00001 second

but my left hand is turning blue and my balls are red and swollen


At least you dont have blue balls with a red and swollen hand LMAO
#18
Sorry folks, but after the last few posts I had to let you know I've been reading this and laughing my little white arse off. Thanks for the giggles and keep up the good work.