Playing guitar chords isn't easy at first, but these chord
changing exercises will help set in the muscle memory and make changing
chord more physically comfortable.
The exercises below exclusively use those major and
minor basic guitar chords, down at the
first few frets. It's
important to master changing between these chords before you move
on to more challenging chord forms (e.g. barre chords).
So, download the backing tracks for each exercise (right click, "save
as"), whack them on your mp3 player if needed and try to keep time
with the chord changes. There are examples to help you.
Start slow just
on your own (preferably with the aid of a metronome)
and take your time gradually getting up to speed. Enjoy!
chord changing exercises with 3 chords
No need to focus too much on complicated strumming patterns at
this stage (that's for another lesson!), just downstrum the chord once
through each change, just like in the examples.
where things get a bit trickier. The chord changes are faster and more
frequent in these exercises. Remember, start slow with a metronome
and build up your chord
change speed gradually. No rush!