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1 minute Changes

The Beginner's Course

More fast changes, more chords and more fun!

Now we've got ‘air changes' to work in, too.

At this stage, you need to pick five chords that you struggle to change between and just work on those. Everyone is different, and finds certain chords harder than others, so it is next to impossible for me to tell you which ones you should do!


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1 Minute Changes

You have now learnt 17 chords, and there are many possibilities for changes now—in fact, over 100 combinations— so how do you choose which changes to do?

Well, what I would recommend is that you look for chords that you find difficult that appear in a song that you are learning or want to learn. That way D A A with barre E Am Em Dm G C G7 C7 B7 Fmaj7 A7 D7 E7 E7 with high D
you are working on chord changes that you will actually use.

So pick some chords, write them into your practice routine and off you go!

Usually I recommend a student can stop doing the One-Minute Changes once they reach 60 changes in a minute (playing each chord 30 times). The diagram below shows all the chords covered so far, so what I recommend is ticking them off when you have achieved the 60 changes per minute and then working on the ones you struggle with the most. Again, a very important rule for practice which definitely applies here is:


Next up we are going to look at a new kinda rhythm in BC-155 • Triplet Rhythms

One Minute Changes

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Lesson ID: BC-154