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Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 60
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The next technique is to make the hand snap back back into position in making the chord.

Still using the basic C and G7 chord.. hammer all the fingers down simultaneously.

Next snap the fingers up above the fingerboard about 5 inches, keeping them curved and ready to come back down in their proper place.

The thumb should be released at the same time, so that the hand is open above and below the fingerboard. The hand is not touching the neck AT ALL. You will need to have a good firm position so the guitar does not get away from you.


Do the same technique hammering the fingers down on the fingering with a snap from the fingers above the strings.

After the fingers are in position for the chord shape, the fingers of the hand have been completely snapped open

Further, now as the fingers are snapped up, the fingers are to be completely straightened out and slightly arched in the opposite direction and then immediately snapped back down on the fingerboard in position for the chord being made. This is in one motion.

It takes about 1 second to snap the fingers of the hand upwards, straighten out, and back down to the strings amounts to about 1 second time wise. Like counting fast 1 & 2 . The fingers are snapped up on the & and then directly back down almost before count 2. To do this correctly, the fingers must come directly back on the proper frets and strings without any mistake.

Made a mistake? Alright. Go back thru the lesson again doing each part accurately in the same manner. Continue rotating thru each part of this lesson until no mistakes are made. It might take a few days or more for beginners. Experienced players will have a variation in time as it is something new in a technique.

Here are a few more examples of the chord changing rules. G & D7. With the G and D7 the third finger on the 1st string moves from the 3rd fret to the 2nd fret and back again. This is known as a guide finger. The other two fingers have a shape, a finger relationship. Treat these two chords in the same manner as the prior chords with each exercise that was applied to the C & G7, but is now applied with the G & D7 chord.