Great, now that you’ve moved onto the next lesson, you’ll now be applying those 3 chords you learned in what’s called a “chord progression”, which is a planned sequence of chords.

The ultimate key with playing a chord progression such as this is “transition” or the changing of the chords. Having difficulties in transitioning chords is absolutely normal; the 3 steps to get better at transitioning chords are: repetition, repetition, and more repetition. Keep at it and you’ll succeed with time!

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 minified C, G7, and G chords, and better understand how to transition between chord shapes