Well, you are not on your own, 95% of newbie guitarists feel exactly the same way.
But what if there was another way to learn and instantly recall songs and information you have already practiced? The great news is there is... the trick is to learn via connected learning, whereby new information is related to information you already know.
Free eCourse Here's how to apply connected learning to your guitar playing:
Step 1: Study popular chord progressions - instead of learning random chords study which chords work together e.g., the G - Em - C - D chord progression has been a popular chord sequence for many years, hundreds of hit songs have been based on this progression
Step 2: Learn via chord templates - once you find a chord progression you like keep your eyes and ears peeled for this chord progression in the music you are listening to. Check out how different songwriters use variations of this progression.
Here are some common chord templates for the G - Em - C - D sequence.
(a) G /// | Em /// | C /// | D /// ||
(b) G /// | G /// | Em /// | Em /// | C /// | C /// | D /// |D /// ||
(c) G /// | G /// | Em /// | Em /// | C /// | D /// | G /// |G /// ||
Step 3: Apply these templates to Songs - As you play songs look for the similarities in the chord progressions, you will be amazed how many songs have the exact same sequence.
Songs like... Every Day (Buddy Holly); Teardrops on My Guitar (Taylor Swift); and This Kiss (Faith Hill) and many more are all based on the G - Em - C - D progression.
And now I'd like to invite you to get free access to my "How To Remember 1,000 Songs" eCourse.
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Today's blog post is from Mike Hayes - The Guitar Coaching Guy & the Express Guitar System.
Thanks for the great tips Mike!
Till next time...