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justinguitar Product Support => APP - One Minute Changes => Topic started by: GoBama84 on January 17, 2014, 11:06:17 pm

Title: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: GoBama84 on January 17, 2014, 11:06:17 pm
This is my 1st post.  I did search with no luck.
Can anyone that has this app tell me how it works.  I have an iPhone 4s.  It doesn't seem to do anything.

I turned 60 yrs old this week and just bought my 1st guitar on 29 Dec.

Thanks!!

Loyd

Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: GoBama84 on February 02, 2014, 11:21:06 pm
86 views and not 1 comment.  Thanks everyone.  The least you someone could have done is say "welcome" since I mentioned it was my first post.  Maybe an "I haven't seen that app or don't know what you are asking", heck anything would have been appreciated .  Maybe because I'm 60 and too old for some of you.  I don't know.
I'm not going to give up on this site yet as I think Justin is a great instructor.  I'll just keep looking at other's questions being answered and learn from that.

Take care.
Loyd
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: bradt on February 02, 2014, 11:40:30 pm
Sorry. I don't suspect anyone was intentionally ignoring you. I think a lot of us use the Unread Posts link to see what's new. Sometimes there are posts that get looked at but left unanswered. I think people figure someone more qualified will be along soon enough.

It has nothing to do with your age. I believe you'll find that the 50 to 70 age range is surprisingly well represented here. The numbers aren't huge, but certainly greater than I'd expected.

I don't have an answer to your question, but just wanted to say hi. Welcome to the forums.

Oh, and happy birthday.
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: stitch101 on February 03, 2014, 01:35:06 am
Welcome to the forum Loyd. I don't have the app either so can't comment on your question.

Happy birthday your going to get a lot of enjoyment out of playing guitar.
I'm getting up there in age as well I'm 53 

Rick
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: Tricky Dicky on February 03, 2014, 08:28:02 am
I have the app on iPad, but I've not really played with it yet. Before it was available I had my own changes method using a grid I'd made up with a Microsoft excel spreadsheet. Nothing automatic but it allows me to track what I've done and see patterns of what I'm not good at. I'll play with Justins app at some point, but I'm not sure what it can add.
Title: dd
Post by: Tim Mason on February 03, 2014, 10:05:55 am
Hello

I may be getting this wrong but this is the way it seems to work to me.

To start using the app, you either click on the 'Add chords' button and then indicate which chords you wish to work on, or you can click on 'Start Training' and then on 'Random Chords' - but then you may be prompted to work on chords that you haven't yet learned.
Once you've added chords, click on 'Start Training' and then on 'Problem Chords'
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: monte258 on January 02, 2015, 04:31:42 pm
I'm with you brother! I'm 65 and although I've been using Justin's web site for about 8 months and have purchased the beginner course DVDs, this is my first post too. I'm trying to find some info on One Minute Changes that addresses specifically doing them without looking. I can do a lot of them close to or at 60 times a minute but not without looking. I assume somebody will tell me to just start doing them without looking but wanted some guidance on the best way to work that in with the One Minute Changes. Anyway, I'll welcome you - and maybe somebody will welcome me - but I'll keep looking for this topic somewhere else and will do the proper post there. Also, sorry about Bama's lose last night - great game though.
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: stitch101 on January 02, 2015, 04:48:01 pm
Welcome yo the forum Monte.
The easiest way no to look when playing is to stop looking when you're practicing. Use your ears and
not your eyes. Start with one chord(any chord) strum it take your hand off the guitar then repeat the
chord. Try playing a chord tough your knee, play the chord tough your knee. Start slow and don't look.
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: samiosh on January 02, 2015, 05:29:33 pm
Hello monte258!
The best way that i found is to play in front of a mirror, BUT don't get too dependent on it, unfortunately i did for a while when i couldn't play without looking at a mirror, so do like a week playing with the mirror and a week without it and see how this will work for you. I learned all my chords this way even barre chords so it does work just don't get too dependent on it.
Good luck!
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App
Post by: close2u on January 03, 2015, 09:38:22 am
Hello and welcome everyone.
I can't help with the original question.
I've only just got my 1st smartphone and have not got the apps.
I'm moving this to the appropriate part of the forum.

ps
young and old all live happily here.
:)
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: Chappo on January 07, 2015, 11:40:10 am
Well I'm 58, and after using Justin for Ukulele stuff, he's gone and converted me to my first guitar. So I bought the beginners book, which is fabulous, and the Minute changes app. My question is how do I log my scores. It clearly says SCORES In the menu, but how do I tell it?
Your never too old to learn
 Thanks guys
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: Billy58 on January 07, 2015, 07:58:40 pm
Hi guys and girls, I've not long joined either and have just bought myself an acoustic guitar at the tender age of 56. I did used to mess around trying to play about 20 or more years back. but hey, we all know that some times the time is never right..anyway, about this one min app thing. I have it on my samsung s4, which I am told the kids call a "droid", so far i have only been using it for chord changes and what you have to do on the "droid" app is open the main screen of the app, select the button that says "new list", press he dropdown button and select your 1st chord, next drop down select 2nd chord and then press "save", there is a button which will allow you to enter a 3 chord sequence but as yet I have not tried that but i am surmising that it will work the same way a the 2 chord thingy. All your 2 chord sequences you have saved can be accessed via the bottom right menu button( on the droid it is anyway) and any sequence you wish to re-practice can be found on there.. hope this is understandable and helps out, if not then lets all go have a beer..
Billy
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: phx1973 on January 07, 2015, 09:37:21 pm
I downloaded the one minute changes app too but honestly prefer using my own spreadsheet setup so I can track my improvement over time. Definitely a good tool though.
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: pjby on February 02, 2015, 09:45:47 pm
Hi. First time here. I am 52 and how now been 'stuck' on the EDA 1minute chord changes for nearly 6 months. The most I can do is 30 in a minute, but sound awful. The end of my first finger is so hard the string often slips off. How long do you persevere for before you admit the Guitar just is not for you. I have been practicing most evening for half an hour or so. Another problem is that as I have not moved on at all boredom is starting to creep in. ANY ADVICE WELCOME
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: Setneck Tele USA on February 02, 2015, 10:03:50 pm
I'll probably get beat up for this but here goes.  Stop worrying about 1 minute chord changes.  Please! Just stop it already.

How many songs changes chords 60 times in a minute, or 45 times, or even 30 times?

I can't think of any beginner type songs off the top of my head. There are none!! Concentrate on clean changes and clean strumming, speed will come when you least expect it to.

pjby, takes those chords and start making music, learn some songs, or start learning a different set of chords.

Take your EDA every night, change between them 20 times and go on to a new set of chords or start learning some songs.  Do this every night until you are so sick of making those changes you can do it in your sleep.  Speed will come, and when it does, you will ask yourself why in the heck did you spend so much time worrying about making fast chord changes when 90% of the time you will never make those changes as fast as you are trying to do them.

1 minute chord changes are for those people who can make clean chord changes and wants to practice on changing them fast when the need does arise.  It will arise, but stop worrying about them for now.

Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: shadowscott007 on February 02, 2015, 10:52:06 pm
One minute changes are there as a training method to: "Enable you to make the chord changes at tempo in a song."

@pjby:  Can you set a metronome at 60BPM strum one chord on each click for 4 beats/clicks, one bar, all down strums, and then get to another chord in time on the fifth click, the one of the next bar?  If you can do that with and between the A, E, and D chords, you have effectively accomplished the intent of the exercise. 

Many times issues like these are related to trying to go too fast too soon.  Oddly enough to go fast you need to go slow.  Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

You might try something like this | A A A A | D D D D | E E E E | one down strum on each click of the metronome - or you might start only hitting the chord on the first click, letting 3 more click by and then hitting the new chord; so A 2 3 4 D 2 3 4 A 2 3 4 as slow as you need to go. 

Also spend some time doing One Minute Changes slower.  Forget about the timer.  Just nice loose and relaxed, shift between the chords.  Maybe even not shift.  Grab the D chord, lift it off, grab it again, lift it off, grab it again, slow, mellow, relaxed.  Repeat with the others and SLOWLY start to go faster.

Play some of the A D E songs.  Slow them down so you can make the changes.

@set:  I think people get way too hung up on the numbers, but I do think one minute changes it is a good tool.  It is not the hammers fault if people decide to bash themselves in the head with it.

On the one hand, rarely if ever will you be required to change between one chord and another over and over for a minute.  On the other hand you will need to be able to say, change between one chord and some other chord in tempo,  at least that fast - and eventually way faster than the target speed of the exercise.

Shadow

Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: HeatherBug on April 03, 2015, 04:54:22 pm
To pjby
I am also working on the beginners course. Have you tried playing some of the songs from stage 1 in the songbook and the website? They all use the A, D, and E chords. I've found that is a more fun way to practice the chords. I do my 5 minutes worth of one minute changes and then move on to the songs to keep from getting bored (plus my hand still gets tired
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: Luvntravln on April 14, 2015, 08:48:46 pm
In doing the training exercise which I think is a great tool, do you strum between changes or do you just change back and forth?

Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: HeatherBug on April 15, 2015, 12:59:20 pm
Personally I strum the chord once, change to the next chord and strum it, then change back and strum, etc.  I know the point of this exercise is speed, but if I want to make sure I'm at least getting a decent chord.  To me it makes more sense to be able to change quickly to chords that sound like chords rather than just moving my fingers quickly but creating a horrible noise.  I don't worry if they aren't perfect, but if I totally miss, I fix it and strum it again.  I think it makes my times slower, but I think its paying off in playing songs.  I've just started working on forcing the changes and playing 4 down strums per bar.  If I don't hit the chord perfectly on the first strum, I can get it corrected by the second strum.
Just my 2 cents worth!  :)
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: shadowscott007 on April 15, 2015, 09:19:29 pm
In doing the training exercise which I think is a great tool, do you strum between changes or do you just change back and forth?

You strum once and then change.  You should check out the one minute chord changes lesson if you haven't already.

Shadow
Title: Re: One Minute Changes App - how to make it work
Post by: Nicoletor14 on September 03, 2016, 01:07:13 pm
Hey,

I know it's a bit late. I started playing guitar like a month ago and I started programming a website for making those "1 minute changes".

I don't know how much it will take but if you want I can notify you when it finish.