I've been working on a particular Emaj7-Amaj7 change that is presenting me with a pair of confounding technical challenges. Both of these things have turned up elsewhere but this particular bit has really brought them to bear, and having been working at it for a good while now my frustration has hit the (admittedly low) level where I need to appeal to the higher powers for some wordly advice. And yes, I'll be taking it to my teacher on Monday, but until then...
e - - - - - - - -
B - 5- - - - - -
G - 8 - - -6- -
D - 6 - - -6- -
A - - - - --7- -
E - 7- - --5- -
Sooo big issue #1: Moving between these chords requires the ring finger to move toward the palm while the pinky to moves away. All the willpower and slow motion in the world cannot teach me how to do this. Can you?
#2: In that second chord there, we've got left hand fingers 2 and 3 crammed into the same fret on adjacent strings. I've seen skilled players get them practically on top of each other - a feat I can so far only achieve given some fifteen seconds and the assistance of my right hand.
Any tips on how any of you got to the point where such things no longer felt impossible would be much appreciated