Chord memorization

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jgarrow.jg

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Just finishing must know major and minor chords in lesson one. Pretty good on 5 chord power pack but don't have all the other must know chords memorized yet. Is it ok to still move forward with program? Not sure what should be memorized before moving forward.

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Just finishing must know major and minor chords in lesson one. Pretty good on 5 chord power pack but don't have all the other must know chords memorized yet. Is it ok to still move forward with program? Not sure what should be memorized before moving forward.

William MG

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Good morning,

For me it's important not to stagnate but not to be going forward so quickly that I am not really learning the lesson material - be it chords, scales, licks, songs etc.

I get a good handle on a given lesson and then revisit. Some stuff comes easy, some not so much. I think you need to work out for yourself what is the right time to move on. In the end, you want to be able to play "something", so if you find yourself in a state where you have lots of lesson history and time in learning - but still can't play anything - be it a song, a chord progression, scales etc - you have moved ahead too fast.

Good luck with your studies.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

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Good morning,

For me it's important not to stagnate but not to be going forward so quickly that I am not really learning the lesson material - be it chords, scales, licks, songs etc.

I get a good handle on a given lesson and then revisit. Some stuff comes easy, some not so much. I think you need to work out for yourself what is the right time to move on. In the end, you want to be able to play "something", so if you find yourself in a state where you have lots of lesson history and time in learning - but still can't play anything - be it a song, a chord progression, scales etc - you have moved ahead too fast.

Good luck with your studies.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

snojones

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William,

That is a great answer to the "how much time should I spend on this stuff" question! It is subjective enough to be realistic and imperical enough that even I could get that idea. This is a big beginner question and a good answer is real gold!

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William,

That is a great answer to the "how much time should I spend on this stuff" question! It is subjective enough to be realistic and imperical enough that even I could get that idea. This is a big beginner question and a good answer is real gold!

William MG

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Thanks Sno, appreciate the response. I agree with you, this is probably one of the more common questions we get on the forum.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!

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Thanks Sno, appreciate the response. I agree with you, this is probably one of the more common questions we get on the forum.

"If it sounds cool, it is cool!"

Mike O

Works for me!