Watch the Quick Chord Changes online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from Fingerstyle Breakthroughs

In this video we'll talk a bit about the importance of speeding up your chord changes. This is an important technique to get under your fingers and the time you spend working on it now will prove very useful once we get further into the repertoire part of the course.

We'll also learn an exercise that you can use to change chords faster. Take it slow at first, and then ease the tempo up on your metronome as you get more comfortable playing through the exercise.

The chord sequence we're using here is in Ab, going Ab6, Fmin7, Bb7, Eb7, Ab6, with a turnaround going Ab6, Ab/C, C#, Ddim7, Ab/Eb, and back to Ab6.