How To Change Chords Quickly - Beginners Acoustic Guitar Lesson

How To Change Chords Quickly - Beginners Acoustic Guitar Lesson

In this lesson, we are looking at how to change between chords.

The first thing to understand is how to read a basic chord chart, such as this:

Em /// //// Asus2 /// //// Em /// //// Asus2 /// /// 'Em' and 'Asus2' are the names of the chords we learnt in the previous lesson.

The slash lines count the beats of the bar. So, let's break it down: 'Em ///' is telling you to play the Em for four beats, or one bar.

The 'Em' counts as one beat and each slash counts as another subsequent one. Therefore, the following bar, '////', simply lets you know to continue playing the same Em chord for another four beats, or one bar.

Be sure to practice along with the video for this one, as it can be a tricky concept to get pinned down at first!