How To Practice & Memorize Guitar Chords – Gypsy Jazz Secrets

How To Practice & Memorize Guitar Chords - Gypsy Jazz Secrets – iTunes – Google Play “Learn How To Play Gypsy Jazz Guitar” In this series of video lessons I’m answering your questions.

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5 Responses

  1. shelliann j says:

    Help know the cords better

  2. Randall Schoverling says:

    I don’t understand how to approach fretting ancient Persian chord (scales)
    if you use irregular tunings like drop D or DADGAD.

  3. Frits Zernike says:

    That guitar has a lovely tone. Obviously, that’s got a lot to do with your
    fingers, but who made the guitar?

  4. Gypsy Jazz Secrets says:
  5. JD LaBash says:

    Learning chords and chord changes is greatly improved by 2 techniques. I
    have used and taught these to great effect.

    1) Start with less than all the fingers. Gradually add another finger only
    after the partial fingering is perfected. Start with the “easy” fingers.
    With chord changes, this means the fingers that move most easily from the
    previous chord (for example: the second and third finger going up or down a
    string in the change from open C to open F or G.) Be sure that during the
    partial fingering you are using the technique.needed to play the whole
    chord clearly.

    This will sound awful until you have the whole chord mastered, but practice
    does not have to be pretty. Don’t worry about harming your “ear”; you will
    only be playing the partial fingerings for a brief time. With some movable
    chords you can find a position that sounds OK with open strings
    2) Always place the fingers in strict time to a metronome and all at once.
    I recommend strumming with the right hand in time to a metronome, never
    waiting for the left hand to form the chord. The habit of pausing for the
    left hand will always sound clumsy and amateurish, no matter how brief the
    pause. In actual playing change during the time before the next beat. In
    Gypsy Jazz or Swing guitar you have that time automatically.

    Even slight errors of rhythm sound worse than fairly big errors of
    fingering. An untrained listener will easily hear playing late, but not
    hear a dead or buzzing string.

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