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What to practice: Hal Leonard – Chords chapter

Recommended practice time: 10 minutes daily

Keys to effective practice: Look for similarities and parallels between chord shapes in terms of how they visually look, as well as how some fingers move in groups or pairs. Doing this will simplify switching between chords and make it easier to remember as you are effectively “chunking” by viewing the notes as a group rather than an assortment of various notes!

Aarna

What to practice: Hal Leonard – Chords chapter

Recommended practice time: 10 minutes daily

Keys to effective practice: Start off by reviewing the C and G7 chords in their simplified version, then build them up into their fully fleshed out form. Once you’re comfortable playing the first few exercises with the full voicings move on to the next page with D7 and the two G chord voicings. Look for similarities and patterns in the chords. This is a segment of guitar playing where visuals can help quite a bit as each chord has its own “shape”. Remembering them this as so and seeing how they morph into one another is an effective way at remembering how to play them!

 

Simon

What to practice: No Bullets Fly – Sabaton, Major scale (3 different positions)

Recommended practice time: 15 minutes daily

Keys to effective practice: Chunk and loop the verse, chorus, transitions, and intro of No Bullets Fly. Really take a moment to get them down at a slow tempo – fingerings, picking patterns, rhythms, etc… There’s quite a bit going on in this song but if we take it slow and approach it this way from the get-go we will be in good shape. Remember to make use of your pinky during the transition into and out of the chorus!

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