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How To Practice Guitar Chords For Beginners & Change Chords Fast!

Yours truly! Will Ripley (Campfire Guitar Star)

The S’s

When you’re first learning chords, it takes some time and concentration to get your fingers into position.  The S’s are the best way to start building that muscle memory you need to move quickly from chord to chord.  Starting out with a C major chord…

  1. Stretch – With your palm resting comfortably on the back of the neck, extend your fingers out so your hand is open and ready to go.
  2. Simultaneous Stick – Slowly allow all of your fingers to fall into position at the same time.  This is the best way to start building that muscle memory you need to move quickly from chord to chord.
  3. Strum – Arpeggiate the chord (strum through one string at a time) and make sure every note played is clear and continues to ring.
  4. Say it – Say the name of the chord out loud.  This will help lock it into memory.

Songs are definitely the fun way to be learning chords and playing guitar.  Chords are tough, but if you’re dedicated and really want to get these chords going, this is going to be the best way get your fingers sticking every time into these shape.

*By practicing just the first 2 S’s (stretching your fingers and sticking the chord) back and forth quickly will be of huge benefit.

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