The Flip Technique 12 Copy

Learning the Flip Technique with G C D C (12a)


I use the flip technique to switch between chords.  There is a spit second between two chords when your fingers are moving from one chord to another.  This is where you will use the flip with your strumming hand.  This works well with open chords because so many notes are already ringing open.  Later, when you learn moveable chords, you will use this technique, but you will have to switch chords much faster and use string muting.

When you switch from a G to a C chord, there is a moment when your hands are in transition. When using the flip, simply flip a sixteenth note pattern on the bottom 3-4 strings while changing chords.


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Trading My Sorrows Progression with Flip Technique (12b)

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You will use the flip technique to switch between chords in many songs; this will add interesting rhythm.

Make sure you move the chord when you play the flip.  Use Em7 instead of Em (Option 2), and keep the 3rd finger down the whole time.

Start slow and increase your speed as you feel comfortable.

Try singing the words to “Trading My Sorrows” over the progression above.  Once you feel comfortable with this progression, you will be able to play the entire song.