Reading Chord Blocks
- A Chord Block is a graphical representation of Guitar Chords showing proper finger placement.
- The Vertical Lines represent the Guitar Strings, whereas the Horizontal Lines represent the Fret Bars.
- Review the Chords Primer if needed.
Exercise 29: Easy Chord Exercise
- Memorize the Chords Finger positions (Em and Asus2).
- Em stands for E Minor, and Asus2 (sus stands for Suspended)
- / means strum the chord. The chords in this exercise are strummed as Quarter Notes.
- X in the chord block means avoid hitting that string when strumming.
- The Audio File plays the Exercise 4x.
- See Video for demonstration.
Exercise 29 Slow
Exercise 29 Medium
Exercise 29 Fast
Exercise 30: Easy Chord Picking Exercise
Exercise 30 Slow
Exercise 30 Medium
Exercise 30 Fast
Exercise 31: Pick-Stroke Up & Pick-Stroke Down
- Form the Em (E minor) Chord and play the following exercise.
- V = Pick-Stroke Up, play the note hitting the bottom of the string.
- See Video for help.
Exercise 31 Slow
Exercise 31 Fast
Exercise 32: Pick-Stroke Up & Pick-Stroke Down 2
Exercise 32 Slow
Exercise 32 Medium
Exercise 32 Fast
Exercise 33: Am7 to C Major chord
- Stacked Tab numbers display strumming a chord in Tab.
- Notes above the tab display the chord and it’s value.
- Memorize the chord fingerings then practice.
- The Audio File plays Exercise 33 4x total for practice.
Exercise 33 Slow
Exercise 33 Medium
Exercise 33 Fast
Exercise 34: Am7 to C Major chord Picking
- Use the proper picking pattern for the following exercise.
Exercise 34 Slow
Exercise 34 Medium
Exercise 34 Fast
Exercise 34 Faster