From A minor to C chord


steveb485
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Obviously, a beginner. 2 months in. Thought for awhile that mere stretching for the C major chord wouldn't happen, but now it has! Cool. But training my ring finger to independently move from the A Minor to the C Major all by itself while the others stay put? OMG! Seems impossible. Tell me I'll do it. Been working on a Travis Picking sequence that has me doing that move and I have been stuck for a week.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: steveb485

Seems impossible. Tell me I'll do it.

[p]You'll do it. :)[br][br]It might help to isolate & drill just that change for a while. Don't add anything else to the task.

Form C major, strum once.

Form A minor, strum once.

Repeat.

You don't even have to strum. But it can help to hear if you are getting it solidly. Hope that helps! Keep practicing!


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steveb485
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Thanks. Appreciate the encouragement. Been trying that and will continue. First and second fingers want to slide along. I'll get it.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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Originally Posted by: steveb485

Thanks. Appreciate the encouragement. Been trying that and will continue. First and second fingers want to slide along. I'll get it.

You're welcome! Keep working on it & best of success!


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