chord-changing timer

Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy…

This is a powerful one, especially if you struggle with any chord changes.

It’s all about…


“The chord-changing timer”


This is how it works.

Simply pick two chords you struggle to change between and set a timer for 1 minute.


Round 1 – Super Slowly

  • Change back and forth between the two chords very slowly. Take at least 5 seconds to make each chord change (this will help you to use good technique).
  • Move your fingers with military-like precision as if they are an army tank with the enemy in its sights.

After the minute is up, start the 1-minute timer again, but now let’s do…


Round 2 – Fast!

  • Change chords quickly and see how many changes you can make between the two chords in this time.
  • Your fingers should move rapidly, swiftly, and at breakneck speed, much more like a Formula 1 car whizzing down the home straight.


That’s it.

We have 1 minute of slow and very precise technique-building chord changes, followed by 1 minute of fast, pushing-your-fingers-to-the-limit chord changes.

Both will help to improve your speed and accuracy.

Of course, just don’t expect it to happen overnight, but if you do this two-minute routine daily, you will see results.


For more on chord changes (including tips which will give you results right away), then check out my eBook on chord changes.

It’s one of the shortest and most applicable eBooks you’ll come across on the subject and you can get it in the bundle below…

Find out more about the Guitar Domination Super eBook Bundle


Have a great Friday!

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


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