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Simple Chords Group 2: Intro To A Minor & E Major
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Start with the C major chord. Get your fingers in position. Strum it three times downward. Stop the strings (mute!) from ringing. Reach over and add your middle finger for the A minor chord position. Strum it three times downward. Stop the strings (mute!) from ringing. Remove your middle finger, but keep your index finger in place to get back to the C major chord position.
Repeat this over and again.
Congratulations! You are playing more music!
Eventually we want to focus on rhythm. This means keeping good time with our strumming. We want to make sure that each strum is evenly spaced apart in time. Notice that we are starting with a pattern:
We do this as we first learn to play chords in order to have a good way to stay in time rhythmically. The pause (mute) is useful in helping us have time to get our fingers from one chord position to the next. Gradually, we can try to practice playing chords on all four beats. But using idea of the pause (mute) in place of a beat is a useful tool for guitarists of any level.
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