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B1-110 One minute changes
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:16:59 am »
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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 01:23:18 pm »
Hii All,
    I am a confused as what counts as 1 chord change?
       Is : A->D = A->D->A  = 1 chord change which involves 2 Movement ie A -> D and D ->A

if above is true then why Practice D->A ? A->D and D->A as they are same.

how to count? 1 strum = 1 count or  2 strums = 1 count



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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 01:30:17 pm »
It's been a while since I have done these lessons. But if I recall the point is just getting your muscle memory used to the movements. So I believe it's just one movement (A -> D counts as 1). Good luck!
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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 02:06:43 pm »
Tosh is correct.

One change, one strum, counts one ...

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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 11:30:33 pm »
Hi,

Is there anything wrong if I try to aim for perfect changes? I know Justin says they can be a bit sloppy but it feels like I’m practicing bad technique. I can get around 35 perfect changes per minute for A-D, D-E, E-D

Is that sufficient to move on or should I be looking to go faster and less precise?

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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2020, 04:00:44 am »
Hi Craig if you just starting I think 35 is decent enough and u can practice more by playing songs you learn in process :)

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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 03:04:31 am »
I have notice the strings vibrating out while changing from one cord to another is this normal? I am playing on a electric guitar with no amp. Like a buzzing sound, but not while playing the cord. The sound just kinda rings out and doesn't sound very good. I am wondering if it is just because the guitar is not plugged into a amp or if I am missing a step.
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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2020, 04:25:43 pm »
I have notice the strings vibrating out while changing from one cord to another is this normal? I am playing on a electric guitar with no amp.
Be careful using an electric with no amp. It’s hard to tell if your changes are clean and you might find that when you start using an amp you’ve developed bad habits and your fingers are muting strings / touching the wrong strings without you realising it.
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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 04:24:44 pm »
Hi all.

is it normal for the bottom e string to ring louder than all the others?  I find particularly during E and A (not so much D as I'm fretting the string then) that as I strum through the chord, that string is a lot louder and seems to take over the sound of the chord.  Am I strumming it too hard as I play, or is it just normal and I'm worrying about it too much?

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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 07:22:32 pm »
Hi Beximus
I’m assuming when you say ‘bottom e string’ you actually mean the high e, string no 1. You must be when you say you’re fretting it in D. 

I’ve had, sometimes still have, this issue. I think it happens because it’s the last note heard on the downstrum and the first in the upstrum and because it is the highest note it can become quite dominant.
My solution is to try to miss hitting that string in some of the strums and that sorts the problem.

Having said that, there are some songs where the chiming high note is part of the song.
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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 07:38:27 pm »
@ Beximus ... acoustic or amplified electric?

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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 08:00:12 pm »
At this point things may sound weird or different. I would recommend

1/ Make sure you are intune with a good tuner
2/ Use the most flexible pick you can - alternately strum with your thumb and see if it is softer than a pick
3/ Focus on each string ringing clear rather than the absolute volume of each string - In 1 minutes changes you are going for max speed but I always felt it had to be speed with clarity.  I started using a metronome cuz I found I was fast at the beginning, got sloppy near the end and slowed down.  For the A E D changes I set a goal of 90 and for F, G & C I am at like 60-70.

Later a lot about strumming gets revealed - I always underestimated how much there was to it until a couple of different lessons in Justin's Beginner course.

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Re: B1-110 One minute changes
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2021, 11:16:23 am »
Beximus,
I find the high e rings out more when I have tilted the guitar top towards me while I look at my fret hand to form a new chord.  Try concentrating on holding the guitar in a more perpendicular manner and see if that helps.  When you lean the top of the guitar towards you the angle of the strings changes such that the higher strings present more than the lower strings.
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