In this lesson, we will work on the ability to switch from one chord to another.
|3.1 Chord Switching|
For beginners, it is common to be slow in changing from one chord to another.
Hence, it is useful to start off with a slow tempo and gradually increase it as your brain gets accustomed to the actions.
We will use the song Leaving on a Jet Plane to practice switching between G, C and D chords.
- Set the metronome to 2/2 and 40.
- Strum at every beat. Recall each / represents a downward strum.
- Increase the tempo to 50 & then 60 when you get more comfortable at changing between the chords.
Leaving on a Jet Plane
3.2 More Chords
At this stage, you should find it easier to hold down the strings firmly for a clean sound.
Now let us work on 3 new chords!
- Set the metronome app to 4/4 and 60.
- Hold down Am chord.
- Strum at every beat for 4 bars (i.e. 16 times).
- In the diagram below, each / represents a downward strum.
- Now repeat the exercise for Em and Dm7.