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Chords Level 1
Bandwagon Music Studios
Now let’s try some chord changes that use
exactly the things you’ve just practiced.
Start off with one strum for each chord.
Remember to stop, check and think about what
your fingers have to do.
Then move to two bars for each chord in rhythm.
You have to keep perfect count with no stopping
your strumming. No pauses or hiccups as well.
Use the first bar to get settled and the second
bar to think ahead and mentally prepare your
fingers for the next chord. Repeat each exercise
at least five times. Then when you feel confident
play the exercises as written try playing them
with one bar per chord.
Strum 4 times for each bar. You may strum with
your thumb, with finger 1 or with a pick.
To make the changes easier remember to
LOOK AHEAD and mentally prepare for the
next chord, and use the NOTHING CHORD
at the end of each chord - lift off early and
do a mid-air strum to give your chord hand
more time to get to the new chord.
GROUP TWIST. Almost ignore the “buddy”
finger/s. At this stage it won’t matter if the
other finger comes a little late e.g. on count
2 or 3. Eventually the spare fingers will have
to land as one with the finger group though.
Take careful note of the individual changing
hints given.
Between Em and C.
Finger groups = “twist” on strings 5 and 4.
Spare Finger = finger 1 ready from Em to C.
Between Am and F.
Finger groups = “twist” on strings 4 and 3
Glued Finger = finger 1 on string 2.