Sound issue while changing chords

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karin.lam69

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Dear music friends,

I was wondering if you can help me regarding the following...

When changing chords the strings stop ringing, what can I do to prevent this.

Looking forward to your advice, thanks so much. Warm regards, Karin

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Dear music friends,

I was wondering if you can help me regarding the following...

When changing chords the strings stop ringing, what can I do to prevent this.

Looking forward to your advice, thanks so much. Warm regards, Karin

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Hi karin.lam69,

When you're changing chords, the strings stop ringing. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but if you lift your fingers off the strings to change into another chord, then yes, the sound of that previous chord will stop ringing.

Gary has a great lesson on chord changes right here: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=28910

Let me know if that helps!

Billy

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Hi karin.lam69,

When you're changing chords, the strings stop ringing. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but if you lift your fingers off the strings to change into another chord, then yes, the sound of that previous chord will stop ringing.

Gary has a great lesson on chord changes right here: https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=28910

Let me know if that helps!

Billy

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.

karin.lam69

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Dear Billy,

I guess the thing is that changing chords just isn't a smooth transition yet and therefor the sound seems to be cut off. I suppose it will improve over time ;-)

Thanks for the link, it's very helpful and inspiring.

Have a great weekend! Warm regards, Karin

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Dear Billy,

I guess the thing is that changing chords just isn't a smooth transition yet and therefor the sound seems to be cut off. I suppose it will improve over time ;-)

Thanks for the link, it's very helpful and inspiring.

Have a great weekend! Warm regards, Karin

Carl King

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Originally Posted by: karin.lam69

Dear Billy,

I guess the thing is that changing chords just isn't a smooth transition yet and therefor the sound seems to be cut off. I suppose it will improve over time ;-)

Thanks for the link, it's very helpful and inspiring.

Have a great weekend! Warm regards, Karin

Hey Karin, it ends up being a matter of developing speed in changing chords. It just takes time to develop! That is a good video by Gary, too. I second that recommendation. :)

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer

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Originally Posted by: karin.lam69

Dear Billy,

I guess the thing is that changing chords just isn't a smooth transition yet and therefor the sound seems to be cut off. I suppose it will improve over time ;-)

Thanks for the link, it's very helpful and inspiring.

Have a great weekend! Warm regards, Karin

Hey Karin, it ends up being a matter of developing speed in changing chords. It just takes time to develop! That is a good video by Gary, too. I second that recommendation. :)

-Carl.

Carl King
GuitarTricks Video Director / Producer