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Chord Exercises: Making The Changes!

Chester Horton (10480) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 60
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These are several exercises I use daily as a warm-up and to help improve the smoothness of changing chords. These exercises are best done using a metronome. We will count the beats differently for each exercise. To begin set your metronome on a speed that you can work at comfortably while you learn the exercise. I suggest 60BPM for starters. we will be playing 1/4(quarter) notes here or one strum per beat of the metronome. Here are the chords used for the first exercise. They are a combination of open and both E and A form barre chords. Make sure you are making these chord properly as individuals before you being playing the exercise. Every string should ring clearly when you strum.
Bb
B
C
C#
D
Eb
E
F
F#
G
Ab
A
Set the click control below to "Always" and play the sequence to hear how your practice should sound. As you progress with getting good clear chords and smoothly making the changes speed up the metronome. I play this at 120 for my warm-up

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