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Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 60
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In addition to all that has been previously written in this lesson, there is one refinement on a technique that I had omitted. This is for all levels of experience.

Once the chord has been hammered down with all fingers, snap the fingers up together.

HAMMER down all the fingers for that chord. Wait a split second, then snap the fingers up above the fret board and off of the strings. they can remain curved for setting the same chord again. It is almost like trying to throw your fingers up into the air...of course one can't do that, but it has to be a very conscious effort to master that type of movement. Use it with any chord fingering you make, especially a new fingering.

You then HAMMER the fingers back down simultanously on the same chord you had just made.

An additional lesson on the last few chords will be created using the very same techniques as used in this lesson.

For those who have these chord fingerings mastered, practice playing tonic, dominant seventh in each position for the full length of the fretboard without repeating the same fingering again higher.