Mini Chords: All Mini Chords


Alright, again pat yourself on the back for having made it through these mini chord lessons!

Now that you’ve learned 5 new chords, it’s time to apply each of them within a single exercise. By thoroughly completing this lesson, you’ll be rewarded with lots of progress on the guitar, so this is a good one with which to spend time.

As always, particularly with chord transitioning, take the tempo slow and use the Swiss army knife tool of repetition (repeatedly switching back and forth between problem chords) to crack the nut.

If you have any further questions about this lesson, and how to achieve smooth chord transitions, feel free to leave a comment!

Follow Along with the Sheet Music

This course teaches using the Belwin's Guitar Method 1 book. If you'd like to have the guitar tablature (so you can hold the book in your hands and follow along by reading the sheet music), then follow this link to purchase the book: here

Practice Tips

If it’s challenging to fret one of the three chords quickly, slow down your tempo, and repeatedly go back and forth between(a) fretting the chord and (b) fretting another chord or simply resetting your fretting hand position

Allow each of the strings to resonate in unison

Fret the notes by placing your fingertip as close behind the fret as possible (though you can be slightly further behind if your hand stretch is limited)

Maintain proper finger-to-fret assignment (1st fret for the 1st finger, 2nd fret for the 2nd finger, and so on)

Use your fingertips rather than fingerpads

Key Takeaways

Internalize the shapes of the chords thus far, and get accustomed to transitioning between them in tempo