top 10 mistakes when learning chords

top 10 mistakes when learning chords

To learn the chords should not be difficult, but there are some mistakes made by beginners – they are easy to fix. Here they are:

1. To give up too early.
So you decide to learn, you are unlikely to succeed the first time. This is especially true for the guitar. When you learn the chords, will certainly encounter many problems, but we must hold on to. Many beginners give up at the most inopportune moment. They learned the position of the fingers, and sometimes they do play the chord cleanly, but they do not feel any improvement. Once you’ve reached this point, it’s only in time. You just need to continue to train.

2. The lack of visualization.
When you set the chord visualization fingering is very important. It ’to see» where will each finger before you put him. The best way to accelerate change chords — show where your fingers are, and where they should come. Then, to provide the shortest path from point a to point B. Often some fingers do not even need to move as many chords contain General notes.

3. To put too complex tasks.
the Sequence of chords (progression) – the best way to workout. The problem is that many beginners choose a complex progression, and get upset when they don’t succeed. Break complex piece in parts, and train separately, for example, the transition from G to A, from a to E, from D to G. This may seem simple, but these exercises will prepare you for advanced progressions.

4. The lack of finger strength.
Novice guitar players don’t understand the value of strong fingers. Muscles that we play the guitar, not so often used in everyday life, so they need to develop. To ‘blowin’ fingers, you can try stretching exercises (to play 3-4 Lada), techniques, hammer-on, pull-off Legato), long play one exercise, etc.

5. Constantly look at my hands.
When you learned to play chords, you should be able to do it, in spite of hands or neck. Hands will remember the position of the fingers. Watch the video with professionals – how often they look at your hands? Rare. And that, rather, than necessary. Set yourself a goal – play chords in the open position with your eyes closed.

6. Play one chord.
Thanks to books, videos or even teachers from novice becomes accustomed to train chords one by one. But this way the training will take much more time! It is best to train chords by groups of 2, 3, 4. Your brain will better understand the sequence of the 3 changing chords than each individually. At the same time podocyte fingering and progression.

7. To hide the little finger.
oddly enough, newcomers seek to remove the little finger of the left hand side, or pull it when it is not being used. It ’ s unnecessary tension, the arm should be relaxed, in addition to the fingers that play. Yes, and the power, there’s not much need. All the chords look natural when idle fingers are on the fretboard, not under it.

8. Misunderstanding tonics.
Tonic – the main note of the chord, for which it is named. Many do not understand it, and can’t show this note. Tonic, often, the bass note in the chord. Note E(mi) for the chords E, Em, E7 etc. – this is an open sixth string (the thickest). Playing these chords you need to start with the sixth string to the tonic sound.

9. The chord should sound a whole.
When you start to play the chord, you can often hear the deaf notes. Typically, this is because of problems in his left hand. Many just play fight chord until it will sound somehow. This is a pretty crude method of studying, and you can lose a lot of time this way. Try to play the chord slowly, from top to bottom, or bottom to top. Listen, what notes do not sound, and when you define them, tap your fingers stronger, or slightly move your finger so that all notes sounded.

10. Use every opportunity to learn.
to easily learn to play chords, examine them from all sides. See pictures, as the guitarists put the chords look schema, video concerts where you can see that makes a guitarist. This will help you quickly learn the shapes, fingerings and chord sequence. And, of course, listen. Much easier to get results when you know what they should sound like this or that chord.

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