Guitar Chord Switching Tips & Techniques for Beginners

In this post you will discover some great tips, techniques and exercises that will help you switch between your basic beginner open guitar chords easier and faster.  In order to become better at this, you need to learn some tricks of the trade as well as put in the proper amount of practice time.  Eventually, learning how to switch between chords will become second nature.

The very first thing you need to do is to limit yourself to only learning a couple of chords at a time.  If you try to learn too many things at once, there is a good chance you will become overwhelmed and that is only going to get you more frustrated.  So try and tackle two chords at a time.  Start with a very easy chord change, say E Minor to A Major.

There are some really effective techniques you can learn that will really help burn these chord changes into your muscle memory.   Here is one that Marty discusses in the video lesson below.  Play an open D Major Chord and try to keep that chord shape with your fingers. Now with your fingers still holding that shape, move your hand away from the guitar and then back to the fretboard and play the same chord again.  Repeat again and then do the same thing with another chord shape.  This kind of repetition is what really burns these chord shapes into your memory and helps you learn faster.

Check out the video below for more great tips and techniques from Marty Schwartz!

A big thanks to Marty Schwartz for sharing this awesome video lesson. Marty is an amazing guitar player and one of the best guitar instructors online. If you are serious about your guitar learning, you should definitely visit his Website here. I can’t recommend Marty’s Website enough.