Don't realise which inversion arpeggios I play when I play them

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  1. To Need a Woman

    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    A nice example of a descending 2nd inversion minor chord, sung with the opening lyrics (first three words). This type of inversion seems rare to come by arpeggiated - I actually mistook it for a descending Eb root inverion.

     
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    check this out - it does sound like an inversion (type of sound) to me, but also I can hear it as Eb too - and it is written as Eb (and in the key of Eb above) - don't know how accurate this is.
     
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    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    Thanks

    It's played over an Emaj7 as I suspected, but those notes are common to many chords and can be thought of either way. Played without backing music, it'd be viewed as a 2nd minor chord.

    At least what you posted is in the right key! I looked up a few versions of 'Misty' and they all were in the key of G! Perhaps the link I posted isn't the main version of the song.
     
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    I shut off when I play and just let my creative brain drive the car. I like to say I'm not sure what chord I may be playing, but I know what it tastes like...:rofl:
     
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    I've only just had a chance to sit down with my guitar (easier for me to check it, harder just in mind I need to practice more!) - I agree that the notes on their own definitely sound like 2nd inversion minor chord ie, Gm, but context makes it an EbM7 3rd inversion.

    edit* so no - you're not having that one - the prize for first minor chord inversion is still up for grabs!
     
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    Do you know how hard that is?! [shut up brain and let me play!!] - I like that about flavours - I see it as colours myself - I like to think of it as blending colours.
     
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    I do something similar in that I fish for what sounds good till I find it, Then I look it up to see what the heck I'm playing!
     
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    I learned the first position of the pentatonic by pictures, youtube videos, etc. Til I got comfy with it. After the point where I could hum the pentatonic scale in my head, I started playing around and finding the other positions on the board. That probably wasn't the best way to do it, but I guess it worked!

    If you asked me to play the Ionian of whatever root note, I could "Do Re Mi" that one out for you, but you're out of luck if you want a solo. I have no idea how to solo out of that shape :laugh2: Instead, I mix some of those notes into what is otherwise a mainly pentatonic-lick or solo.
     
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    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    A lovely sounding 1st inv Cmaj at 1:31 -
     
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    And there it is at 1:43 - a Dm, following by the same with Am
     
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    First notes played in this - an arpegiated Dm frist inversion
     

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