Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

About Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

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Putting it All Together C G D A & E – Lesson 17

Putting it All Together C G D A & E

In this lesson, we lengthen our pattern and show you how to put five chords together.

Syn’s Tips

Congratulations! Now you know the most common and important open chords there are in the world!

So now that you know enough chords, It is paramount in your musical development to start transcribing songs or even just pieces of them(I explained this in the last lesson’s tips). This is “ear training” 101 and eventually with enough practice, you will be able to simply listen to a song and know what chords are being played without even being near a guitar!

Imagine listening to your favorite band’s brand new record and instantly recognizing what they’re playing. It’s a very exciting tool to have in the belt and it’s been instrumental in my songwriting. When I write a melody or a piece of music in my head, I immediately know what chords I want to hear and can begin to play them immediately. This allows me to retain what I’ve written in my head and eliminates extra work and fumbling around causing me to forget what I had written.

Show us some cool Transcriptions you are working on in the "Lesson Comments" section below. We look forward to checking em out!

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Daniel Phillips
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Daniel Phillips Am I the only one who sometimes struggles to keep time in my head when playing sixteenth notes by counting 1-E-And-ah? It is easier for me to do if I just move my hand quicker to sixteenth notes but still count them as either 8th or quarter notes. Is this a bad habit to get into or since they all even out to a multiple of four anyway is it ok to count this way..?
Daniel Phillips
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Daniel Phillips Especially if the tempo is fast I find it easier to count as quarter or 8th notes!
Mariler Ferrer
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Mariler Ferrer Barre chords take a little patience and a lot of practice.
Franzi Scholz
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Franzi Scholz Hey! Can anyone tell me what's the best way to learn to change the chords? It's still difficult to me, I feel like I'm never fast enough. Also, I'm having problems with barre chords, I just don't have the strength. It's frustrating. Do you guys have an idea what I can do?
Franzi Scholz
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Franzi Scholz Okay, I'll definitely follow your advice! Thanks a lot for helping me!
Mariler Ferrer
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Mariler Ferrer When you play a chord you usually start on the 6th or 5th strings, so try to place your fi gers on these strings first and then you can place the other fingers while you are playing the chord. As Papa Gates always says, go as slow as you need. Create your chord progressions or play the chords of songs you like and repeat over and over
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