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Chord Switching - G to D7

Tips to Make Chord Switching Smoother

When switching from G to D7, form the D7 chord in the air, or at least keep fingers curled above the fretboard. Try and hold the fingers as close to the strings as possible before playing the chord. This preparation is essential to quick switches and smoother playing. After you play the D7 and release the fretted notes, make sure to keep the fingers and chord shape close to the fretboard, in the air and just above the strings. Once again, plant the thumb as you complete each strum. We're working on chords now, but planting the thumb with each strum is helping build a crucial habit for your strumming hand that will pay off when bum-ditties are added.

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In the next lesson, we'll learn how to form and play the C major chord.