Changing Between E & A Chords

This is the hard bit! To help, I suggest keeping your first finger down and shuffling it between the first and second frets. This is called an anchor finger as it stays in contact with the guitar and should make your changes smoother.Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 18.13.12

This ‘anchor finger’ idea will also help you to play the next chord (which is a D) as the first finger will not have to move at all to play that one!

5 Steps to great chord changes!

  1. Play the E chord either from memory or by using the diagram
  2. StrumtheEchord
  3. Keep your 1st finger down but lift the other two off
  4. Slide your 1st finger to the second fret
  5. Place your 2nd finger above and 3rd finger below to play the A chord
  6. Strum the A chord
  7. Keep your 1st finger down but lift the other two off
  8. Slide your 1st finger back to the first fret
  9. PlaytheEchord
  10. Repeat repeat repeat for a few minutes as often as possible for as long as it takes!