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BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« on: July 15, 2009, 02:29:58 pm »
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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 08:58:18 pm »
While applying chord changes at this stage, should I be able to pick the strings without looking.. Because sometimes I pick an extra string or I miss a string while I'm looking at my fretting hand..Or there is a technique like anchoring a finger so as not to miss or add strings, or may be the sense of picking without looking will be developed by time??..

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 09:19:20 pm »
For picking strings, anchoring with your pinky on the scratchplate or the wrist on the bridge is quite common. some feel it slows down playing speed or is a long term bad habit, It's certainly an aid early on to picking accuracy.
Either way the ability to pick without looking will develop over time.
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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 01:55:01 pm »
I have reached a point where I can fo all of the chord changes upto this lesson at a spped of 50 or better. Some pairs I can do more than 60. Should I try to push beyond 60? If yes how much faster would be a reasonable target to shoot for?

Or should I even bother going beyond 60?

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 06:19:09 pm »
I have reached a point where I can fo all of the chord changes upto this lesson at a spped of 50 or better. Some pairs I can do more than 60. Should I try to push beyond 60? If yes how much faster would be a reasonable target to shoot for?

Or should I even bother going beyond 60?

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My 0.02p: Don't bother going faster than 60.....

60(ish) changes a minute opens the door to being able to change chords without interrupting your strumming rhythm. Other things then become more important. Move on :)

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 12:41:12 pm »
I have reached a point where I can fo all of the chord changes upto this lesson at a spped of 50 or better. Some pairs I can do more than 60. Should I try to push beyond 60? If yes how much faster would be a reasonable target to shoot for?

Or should I even bother going beyond 60?

Thanks

My 0.02p: Don't bother going faster than 60.....

60(ish) changes a minute opens the door to being able to change chords without interrupting your strumming rhythm. Other things then become more important. Move on :)

Andy

Sounds good to me. Clearing those off my daily practice routine. Retire at 60 that will be the rule from now on :-)

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 02:06:48 pm »
Really struggling now to improve the speed of my chord changes.

All the ones up to now I have progressed to 60 per minute or more but the ones i'm left with are:-

C7      -  Fmaj7              [45]
C7      -  G7                   [48]
E7      -  A (mini barre)   [50] using second finger for A mini barre instead of first
Fmaj7 -  A (mini barre)   [39]

seem to have hit a bit of a wall here...

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 03:17:54 pm »
@ Billson

How long have you been stuck at this level. I have been stuck on different chords for weeks only to suddenly see speedup one day.

Also, make sure you are getting enough sleep. I feel skills like these improve when you get a good nights rest  (your brain is still working on them) :-)
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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 09:00:22 pm »
Hi perfopt. Thanks for the reply.

Just feeling sorry for myself I guess!

I've been trying to learn the guitar for many years but have been frustrated by lack of a structured approach. This is why I find Justin's lessons so fantastic - they are a progression - AT Last!! a teacher who doesn't want to just show how well they can play!

I progressed fairly quickly through the first beginner stages but now we're getting down to it and this is really what I need, a measurable way of marking my improvement on chord changes. It's tempting to look ahead but I'm trying to be good.

I've buckled down to it and improved on the numbers I gave above but that Fmaj7 - A(mini barre) is going to take some mastering.

I'm still having to look most of the time but I look forward to the challenge of those air changes!

Looking forward to the song book arriving.

Cheers
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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 12:50:46 am »
Hi this is my first post anywhere.  Hope this is the correct place to ask this...

In the One Minute Changes for stage 4 beginners one of the suggested changes is E7 to A (mini barre)

But we haven't learned E7 yet??


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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2013, 01:45:29 am »
Hi this is my first post anywhere.  Hope this is the correct place to ask this...

In the One Minute Changes for stage 4 beginners one of the suggested changes is E7 to A (mini barre)

But we haven't learned E7 yet??

Justin suggest about 10 others you can practice so do those until you learn the E7.

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2013, 12:21:43 pm »
Hi all, I'm really enjoying the course. I've been practising the minute changes a lot and putting in some extra ones that I was struggling with, Fmaj7 to Am was one of those, until I discovered that if I swap the positions of my 2nd and 3rd fingers in Am its just a matter of sliding my 3rd finger (ring finger) from the 3rd to the 2nd fret of the D string.
I've been through all my changes and can't find any reason why I shouldn't do it this way, the only change that is more difficult is Amajor to Am.
So I need to know if this is ok or will it cause me problems at a later stage?
Thanks - Steve.

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2013, 01:27:31 pm »
Hi all, I'm really enjoying the course. I've been practising the minute changes a lot and putting in some extra ones that I was struggling with, Fmaj7 to Am was one of those, until I discovered that if I swap the positions of my 2nd and 3rd fingers in Am its just a matter of sliding my 3rd finger (ring finger) from the 3rd to the 2nd fret of the D string.
I've been through all my changes and can't find any reason why I shouldn't do it this way, the only change that is more difficult is Amajor to Am.
So I need to know if this is ok or will it cause me problems at a later stage?
Thanks - Steve.

Pretty much every chord has 'alternate' fingerings depending on where you're coming from and where you're going. The 'standard' fingering is what works best for most people, most of the time. As you're discovering, in specific situations different fingers can make all the difference in the world to making a piece playable.

That's part of what one minute changes do. As you go on, you'll learn a lot more chords, and find a lot more of those alternate fingerings and 'tricks' to get you from one chord to the next faster.
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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 03:07:46 pm »
That's great, thanks for your reply :)

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Re: BC-144 • 1 Minute Changes
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 02:13:03 pm »
I think I feel more or less ready for Stage 5  :D



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