How to Learn Guitar Chord Transitions in 4 Easy Steps

The (Almost) Effortless Chord

So far, you've learned how to use the pivot finger for some transitions and the guide finger for others. Now it's time to combine these techniques into a foolproof strumming strategy. Building on transitions from the previous videos, this segment demonstrates how shifting between pivot and guide finger transitions allows fluid movement from one chord to the next, producing an almost effortless chord progression. After you've mastered these chord transitions, you're ready to click to the next page and learn some more advanced guitar techniques.

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