Help with techniques with chord change

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casper27292

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I watched a video to where you DROP your fingers on the chords, and I have been trying since yesterday and i can not position my fingers for the chords before i switch and then drop them, anyone have any techniques they can share that helped them? or is it just something that comes with playing a while. right now my fingers are so sore it's not funny, but i continue to keep trying.

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I watched a video to where you DROP your fingers on the chords, and I have been trying since yesterday and i can not position my fingers for the chords before i switch and then drop them, anyone have any techniques they can share that helped them? or is it just something that comes with playing a while. right now my fingers are so sore it's not funny, but i continue to keep trying.

"Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded."


"Jimi Hendrix"

manXcat

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Hi casper27292

"DROP" isn't quite the technique taught, inferring it might prove beneficial to watch that lesson again?

Having done that, realise the process of acquiring the necessary motor skills is a gradual one. It will take time and conscientious repetition with cognizant application applied to that process.

In KISS terms, yes it "comes with playing a while" -with application. Acquiring the necessary skill to play scales or fretting chords until the process becomes subliminal is predominantly a hands on learn by rote process.

Keep at it. It's not a 5 or 15 minute exercise, done, then move on and its suddenly as autonomic as breathing.

Sore fingers. That symptom will disappear soon enough. Until you build calluses and it does, don't overdo things to the point of aggravation in your initial excitement. A tip which worked for me. Apply raw apple cider vinegar after playing. It sooths, heals and accelerates initial skin toughening of the fingertips IME.

"Life is just a bowl of cherries ...."

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Hi casper27292

"DROP" isn't quite the technique taught, inferring it might prove beneficial to watch that lesson again?

Having done that, realise the process of acquiring the necessary motor skills is a gradual one. It will take time and conscientious repetition with cognizant application applied to that process.

In KISS terms, yes it "comes with playing a while" -with application. Acquiring the necessary skill to play scales or fretting chords until the process becomes subliminal is predominantly a hands on learn by rote process.

Keep at it. It's not a 5 or 15 minute exercise, done, then move on and its suddenly as autonomic as breathing.

Sore fingers. That symptom will disappear soon enough. Until you build calluses and it does, don't overdo things to the point of aggravation in your initial excitement. A tip which worked for me. Apply raw apple cider vinegar after playing. It sooths, heals and accelerates initial skin toughening of the fingertips IME.

"Life is just a bowl of cherries ...."