Chord training – lesson 1

Logo and guitar in the backgroundThe lesson involves a chord change where one of the fingers shouldn't be lifted. This can sometimes be hard and by anatomic reasons, the fingers will often follow other fingers.

Chord diagrams - first shift exercise

The task: don't lift the middle (2) finger. Tip: press down the middle finger when shifting from the Cmaj7 to Cm6/9 will help you succeed.

Cmaj7

  • Cmaj7 chord diagram X32000

Cm6/9

  • Cm6/9 chord diagram X3123X
Main progression:
Cmaj7 - Cm6/9
Extended progression:
Em7 - Cmaj7 - Cm6/9 - G6

Chord diagrams - second shift exercise

The task: don't lift the middle (2) or the little (4) finger. Tip: as before, press down the middle finger when shifting from the Cmaj7 to Cm6/9 will help you succeed.

Cmaj7

  • Cmaj7 chord diagram X3545X

Dm6/9

  • Dm6/9 chord diagram X5345X
Progression:
Cmaj7 - Dm6/9
Extended progression:
Cmaj7 - Dm6/9 - Fmaj7


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