#1
I'm just curious how long it took you guys to learn the chords and was able to change chords without have to think about it.
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#3
long enough but not ultra long, to help speed it up just strum 1 chord lime C and change to another random chord. It will really help. But it will still take a while, say month or 2 per chord to smoothly transition.
#4
I'd say a few months. It didn't really happen gradually for me, I just like started playing one day and I noticed I could switch chords a lot faster than I thought. I would recommend playing some songs that are made up of mostly chords like Blowin in the Wind, Wish You Were Here, or one that really helped me was How Long by the Eagles. It's one of my favorite Eagles songs but no one really knows much about it since its new.
#5
it's a bitch. it takes a while, but in like a few months of practice (practice is the key ) it'll come
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#6
It took me 1 year to be able to play chords smoothly. I'm self taught though But just practice and believe in your hard work
#7
I am getting better at it, but yeah it takes a while Ive got my basic chords changed without looking now like my AM, Am, A7, DM, Dm, D7, CM, C7, G, G7, EM, Em, E7, and then some Bs and Fs. Sorry dont remember which ones they are...............
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#8
It takes a long time if you need to know where they all are in different keys. Different positions can be tough also keep practicing. You do realize there is like 1200 different chords on the first 7 frets alone.
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#12
I know the basic bunch like all the majors minors and 7ths but im just learning diminished and suspended n stuff
#13
Heh I have been playing almost a year and have a bit of trouble doing this. Funny thing is if someone asks me to strum along to some johnny cash i'll break out in a sweat but I can bust out a pretty good master of puppets or like light to flies. Every song I like is a mix of power chords and notes. So I can pick scales fast and move power chords and even play some solos but cringe at the sight of strumming open chords on an acoustic.
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I am getting better at it, but yeah it takes a while Ive got my basic chords changed without looking now like my AM, Am, A7, DM, Dm, D7, CM, C7, G, G7, EM, Em, E7, and then some Bs and Fs. Sorry dont remember which ones they are...............


if by AM you mean A major, youre saying it wrong. You call that an A. Just the a note would be 'a' (see the difference? A = A major chord, a = a note and Am = A minor chord)
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#16
Still haven't learned them
I use bar chords mostly. I actually prefer the way they sound.
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#17
I use mostly powerchords and normal riffs and tabs, chords are the stuff I play the least, but yea I can play 'em all easily
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#18
pretty long. not very sure, but i know it took about 3 months for me to play smoothly and sing at the same time. however, i started wrongly, and attempted to play leads before starting chords. that made me so disappointed in myself
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#19
A couple of weeks to learn the basied open chords, then a couple of weeks to learn alot of the basic barre chords. Obviously, it took a while longer to get them all ringing out and sounding nice.
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#21
pfff... After 2,5 years I'm still learning but the basic Major/minor/minor7/major7 chords after... 1 year or something like that :P
#22
my guitar instructor gives me tons of chords to learn every time i go get lessons. it kills me, i can always play the chords, but i forget the names always X_X
#23
same here:P
I know them but it takes some time to figure them out xD
#25
Everyone in this forum must be idiot savants if your saying you learned all the chords in a few months. I am amazed.
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