switching from barre to regular chords
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:02 AM
for the past few weeks I have been stuck with switching from a barre chord to a normal chord...(in my case from Bm to G)
I have tried using the metronome at a very slow speed to make the switch and then gradually increase the speed like i did when learning the basic chords but I have seen
very little improvement and it seems no matter how much I play i cant make the switch faster.
I do realize that practice plays a big part in this and I will continue to do so, however i'm am looking for and tips or advice that could help to make the switch from a barre chord
to a normal chord at a quicker speed.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:17 AM
I practice over and over again repeating the change just hoping eventualy i will get faster.Over the last 6 months i have only got very slightly faster and i practice every day.
Hopefully someone has a good tip to help speed us up but i think the only way is to keep on practicing.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:40 AM
Changing chords takes time to build up muscle memory. When using a metronome don't increase the speed until you can change perfectly from one chord to another at the current speed. This is a common mistake increasing the speed of the metronome when you aren't really ready yet. Start at a speed you are comfortable with no matter how slow it may be.
Practice your technique when changing chords and the speed will come in time.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:34 PM
Being a finger style player, it's easier for me. I rarely play full six-string chords, mine are usually bass note + three other strings, so I'm playing four-note chords. In the Bm (barre) to open G, I just release the barre to get the G triad on open strings 2-3-4 and add the bass note. Much easier.
I like Jimbo's idea: move from the Bm barre to the G barre.
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