Track One is built for absolute success. Follow instructions exactly and you cannot fail.
Track One, Wave One includes Em to G6 & Em to E.
Track Two, Wave Two includes E to Am, Am to C, C to F, F to D7, & D7 to A.
Keep the strumming engine moving, hitting down-up continuously. Make the connections.
Videos for the changes are within the tabs, along with puzzles, instructions, and tips. Use the tabs to navigate the chord puzzles and instructions for each chord change.
Going in order is recommended.
Make the connections. Be solid. Be a reliable rhythm player.
This is a lift and land. This means that an active finger needs to lift on the & of beat 4 [the up-strum] to be able to land in the new chord [down-strum of beat one].
For all lifts/lands, the moving finger [or fingers] will lift exactly as you strum up on the & of beat 4 and land at the new location on the downbeat of 1. We synchronize these events.
We can play this change 3 ways (all shown in the video player): with the 1 & 2 fingers, the 2 & 3, and the 3 & 4. For each, the staying finger can move within its fret space [5 string, fret 2] & lift to a touch while the moving finger snaps to its new location. You may hear the open 4 string when you strum up on & of 4. This is fine!
The staying finger can move within its fret space, and you can release the pressure to a touch and then press again as you land the moving finger.
Start by fretting the Em and strumming down-up for 4 beats. On the & of the 4th beat, you will lift the moving finger as you strum up, then land it at its new location as you strum the downbeat of the new measure. Synchronize these two things.
Once you have the above connections, add the pinky on the first string, third fret to create a pure G chord (2 fingerings for this also). If this provides a challenge, return to this after getting a few more connections happening.
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This is the next step to make a pure G triad. We fret the high E string [the 6 part of the G6] at fret 3, which is a G tone.
This is a Lift & Land, with an Add/Sub. The base of the chord is the same as in Em to G6. We add the 3 finger [or pinky for alternate fingering] to make G.
This finger can land with the moving finger on beat one [ideal], or be added on any beat within the measure [maybe beat 2 as shown in the rhythm].
This is a simple Add/Sub. We add the one finger [or 2 for alternate fingering] at the moment we are strumming down on beat one on the E.
We take it away [synchronize!] exactly as we strum down on the one beat of Em.
Make sure you try the alternate finger, using the 2, 3, & 4 fingers.