Playing rapid chord changes can be quite difficult, as you typically employ most of your left-hand fingers. Especially with, say, jazz, which uses lots of chromatic, altered, and extended chords (9ths, 11ths, 13ths, etc). And, of chord (a weak pun ) there has to be a minimum of 3 notes, else it is not a chord, LOL.
I dunno. Having grown up with the classical guitar, the few times that I have played steel string acoustic I found the strings too close together, making it in some ways more difficult. This is perhaps due to fat fingers, but I suppose also a lack of familiarity.lagartija wrote: ↑Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:18 am
Look closely at what changes in the fingering with each chord, in the sequence given in the music . Sometimes it is only asking for you to slap finger four down when you had fingers two and three already placed nearby. So the changes aren’t as bad in many places as it first appears.
Also, as you probably already know, the neck of an acoustic steel string is narrower than a classical which makes quick chord changes easier than on the wider necked classical guitar. So “easy” may be assuming you are just a regular steel string strummer and without a lot of barre chords, this would be classified as easy.
Nevertheless, I feel your pain.
I hear you. Once upon a time those damn chords were frustrating to me as well. The trick is to keep at it. Persevere. In time, you will be able to finger D-minor in your sleep. In all its many incarnations upon the fretboard available to the guitarist.Mollbarre wrote: ↑Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:03 pmFWIW...the Ibanez has a 46mm nut, and it's the one I've been using most at the moment - not because it sounds better, but because it's my designated "travel" guitar so I keep it in the family room, where it gets used more often - because that's where my dogs are...because the dogs are not allowed in the music room...where the"good"guitar resides...
On the plus side, I can finally get the F chord! It's not totally clean yet, but I can play up to speed.
Next: Dm. Takes me forever to place my fingers...