guys, what we're going to do today is have a look at a couple
of basic finger patterns. The first one I'm going to do
for you is ... pretty much straight forward. I'll get you
started changing from (maybe) an Am (A minor) to
a C chord. I hope that you know those chords, but
I'll show you those anyway.
achieve the Am chord: first finger on the second
string, first fret. Second finger on the fourth string, second
fret. Third finger also on the second fret, but on the third
achieve our C chord: first finger on the second string,
first fret. Second finger, fourth string, second fret. Third
finger fifth string third fret.
from an Am chord to a C chord. Here is our
Am chord, what we have to do is move our third finger
up onto the fifth string, third fret. Moving it back, notice
I'm not moving the first and second fingers, just the third
finger which gives me (hopefully) a nice even change when
I go from Am, right hand pick, into C, back
to Am, back to C.
fingers on our right hand, we'll start with the thumb first
are [called] p, i, m, a. Thumb, first, second, third. What
I'm going to do here is put my fingers in my left hand on
an Am chord. I'm going to play an A base with my thumb.
Then I'm going to play the remaining three strings at the
top: my first, second, third finger. Thumb, first, second,
third. If I put that together I want to maintain a nice
even "1-and-2-and" feel. 1-and-2-and, 1-and-2-and,
I change to my C chord, what I'm going to do there is move
my third finger up onto the fifth string, third fret to
give me the C chord, and still maintain that exact same
picking pattern. Thumb, first, second, third. Thumb, first,
second, third. Now without a break, I'm going to go from
one chord to the other... Am... C ... Am
... C ...
If you'd like to speed that up a little bit, this is what
important thing to remember here is that the right hand
has to be nice and even. Make sure that you keep it in a
nice even tempo and when you change from the Am to
the C chord, make sure it's connected. There is no
gap in between the chord change.
luck with it, have fun, and we'll talk soon!