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Introduction To Simple Chords – Em & G – Lesson 12

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In this lesson, we introduce you to your first chords – Em & G, and show you some simple strumming patterns.
 
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guitarkiddo05

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Nov 30, 2019
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I cant upload a video, but I can explain. The best thing to do when switching is to plan that ahead of time instead of right when it needs to be done. Keep your eyes on the guitar and plan it that way
 

cynthia kiio

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Nov 11, 2019
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The G to Em transition is pretty seamless but the reverse takes some getting used to when speed is involved. I'm having a pause between notes to get all my fingers where they need to be. Does this transition become more seamless with time?
 
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Mathmilam

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When learning to Fret the notes of chords I would often take my picking hand out of the equation and just focus on manipulating my fretting hands fingers into the proper positions. Once i had that down I would focus on synchronizing both hands.
 
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Lauren Joel Hudson

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Nov 11, 2019
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it's really important to learn how to move your fingers all at the same time so you can quickly change between chords. When I first started learning to play, I would practice just switching between different chords and not strumming at all just to get an idea of where my fingers had to go. Then it becomes easy.
 

Radu-Cristian Perde

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Just to make sense in my head. What is the difference between a minor chord and a major chord?
Well, if we go purely on theory, its often about the placement of the third. So, for exemple a chord is made from a root, its third and its fifth. If we take this exemple, what will determine if its Major or minor is the placement of the third.

So if its Major, its gonna be the root, Major third and fifth. If its minor, its gonna be the root, minor third and fifth. The minor third is one half step (so one fret lower) than the third. here is an exemple

This is an E Major:

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This is an E minor:

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just notice that its the difference in one single note between those two. And the only note that changed is the third of the D major scale which is a G# in major and a G in minor!

In a purely sonically perspective, its true, the major chords sound happier while the minors one sound sadder! I hope it helps, dont hesitate to ask if my explanation wasnt clear
 
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