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highonblugrass - Posted - 02/06/2007:  12:03:45


i have good right hand speed but i cant switch to difrent chords fast enough and when i go to switch to different chords i loose right hand speed because i am concentrateing on the chord to muchdoes anyone have any good practise techniques for left hand speed

wrentree - Posted - 02/06/2007:  12:12:48


I think that left hand control to change chords is an exercise in memory and learning the chords. And the only way to memorize them is to practice changing them in sequence. As in playing in C, to go from C to F, back to C, and then to G7. Just like the forward and reverse rolls, the sequence will change as well. C-G7-F and so on. Practice will make the difference. Harold

jasonmke - Posted - 02/06/2007:  16:31:56


i have found (while practicing) that there are many chords that are easy to get to from another if you can find something in common between the two. like a pivot finger- mostly it just comes from practice. there aren't a whole lotta short cuts when buildiing speed or dexterity.

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