Switching from Em to C
The transition from Em to C uses another pivot finger, this time keeping the second finger planted on the second fret of the D string. You already know the Em chord, so will begin there.
Switching from Em to C:
- After strumming the Em chord, lift your 1st finger up, leaving your second finger planted on the D string.
- Place your third finger on the third fret of the A string. Make sure to stay on the tip of your finger as not to mute the D string.
- Place your first finger on the first fret of the B string, also making sure to be on the fingertip.
- Strum from the A string down, avoiding the Low E with your pick.
Switching from C to Em:
- Lift your first and third fingers simultaneously, leaving your second finger planted on the D string.
- Place your first finger on the second fret of the A string.
- Strum all six strings.
To ensure this transition can be made smoothly while maintaining time, repeat the drum track/metronome strumming exercise from the previous lesson.