Jody Fisher Guitar Video Quick Tip: “Learning Chords”

Jody Fisher grew up studying guitar with his uncle, jazz guitarist Sid Fisher, who had spent many years as an RCA recording artist. Jody has published over twenty instructional books about jazz guitar with Alfred Publishing, Workshop Arts Publications, and Mel Bay Publications. Four of his books have appeared in the Smithsonian Institute’s Folkways Exhibition in Washington, DC. Jody has also written for most of the major guitar magazines, including Guitar Player, Just Jazz Guitar and Finger Style Guitar.  Check out for more information.

In this video, LA Music Academy Guitar Department Chair Jody Fisher offers this quick tip “Learning Chords”:

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3 responses to “Jody Fisher Guitar Video Quick Tip: “Learning Chords””

  1. Guitar Chords says :

    After understanding this ‘process of learning’, I noticed that in both the cases of learning boxing and dance it was all about muscle-learning my physical movements till my muscles developed their own memory of what to do and when. My current project of learning guitar isn’t different in that my journey is one of developing a muscle memory so that my fingers will be at the right tabs and the best time for my attempts to make great sound.

  2. Patricia says :

    Thanks a lot for your video, i’m currently learning some bossa nova songs ( well trying to learn since i’m a beginner !! ) and i find the chord progressions extremely complex to do and also to memorize. I’m going to try your technique it seems fantastic !!!!

  3. Online Gitaarlessen says :

    Great and clear explanation. Never thought of the muscles in my hand when learning new chords, but it sounds obvious. I was also having troubles with switching more difficult chords, i’m definitely going to try the finger-by-finger switching technique. Thanks for the video.

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