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  • Small Win – G minor Transitions

    Posted by SherryH on May 15, 2021 at 7:38 am

    I’m not up to full speed with these yet but I can consistently go into the Bm chord now without thinking. I still need to get the speed up to 1x but I can see improvement.

    SherryH replied 3 years ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Loraine

    Member
    May 15, 2021 at 8:16 am

    It’s a definite win when you can transition to and from barre chords smoothly

    • SherryH

      Member
      May 16, 2021 at 7:41 am

      It’s definitely a work in progress but I do see some progress. It took me over a year of practice to even make a barre chord sound like a musical chord.

  • the-old-coach

    Member
    May 15, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Nice work!

    Sounds like I’m right where you are on that one.

    I have tried all kinds of different finger combinations on these three chords and moving between them.

    For me at least, it seems easier to fret the Em with my ring finger and pinky. Then the move down to Am is easy, using middle, ring, and pinky. From there just a slide up to the Bm, adding the index finger to barre. I’m sometimes a little clumsy going from Em to Bm- but I’m improving on that one.

    I hope someone- (maybe you?)- chimes in and tells me that’s an OK way of doing this exercise– or not. Either way- it’s all good.

    Anyway– congrats on your nice win!

    Mark J

    • SherryH

      Member
      May 16, 2021 at 7:49 am

      I will leave it to the more experienced to comment on the pros and cons of alternate fingering approaches, but I think consistency is the key to establishing the muscle memory. For me I have to do these transitions many repetitions over a long time before it begins to transfer from brain to direct muscle memory without thinking. I guess I have slow learning muscles 🙂

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