Essential Chord Changing Trick

The Essential Chord Changing Trick is a free guitar lesson by Peter Vogl that will help make your chord changes sound more fluid. Using a chord progression of G, Dsus4F#, Em7, and Dsus4, we will learn about pivot fingers. In each of these chords, you can leave your ring and pinky finger fretted on the third fret of the first and second string. This allows the strings to ring during the chord change and makes the progression sound more attached. Peter will also teach you a strum pattern to go along with this progression. To learn more about rhythm playing, check out our Creating Guitar Strum Patterns package.

Here are the chords and pattern used in this lesson

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acoustic blues lessonThe Creating Strum Patterns Lesson Package by Peter Vogl is a collection of downloadable video lessons designed to improve your rhythm guitar playing. For many beginning to intermediate players, learning and creating new strum patterns can be a daunting task. These lessons will teach you a trick for practicing your strumming that allows you to really focus on the rhythm. You'll also learn a large variety of strum patterns using techniques like constant motion, syncopation, accents, stops, and double downs. Once you complete these lessons you should feel confident improvising your own strum patterns when jamming. Each lesson includes a Quicktime video and a .pdf of the tabs and chord charts. You can check out lessons 1-6 for more detailed information on each video. This package contains 147 minutes of video instruction. Watch a Preview