Chord Inversions

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can anybody please give me the general concept on how to make up the notes to chord inversions please? :wave:

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Midnite brother, just spend a little more time just playing developing technique all this theory stuff can really get in the way of just playing.
your worrying alot about things you dont need to right now.
 

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Jason , I couldnt agree again more with the ole Rev Slow down, Work on the tools and fundamentals of playing an electric , over an acoustic
 

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and inversion is just reworking the chords so they dont fall in the root note sequence

take a regular 1st poistion C Chord the notes would be CEG and inversion would be
GCEG or ECEG. tabs show them as slash chords G/C or E/C

so your just taking the 3rd or 5th of the chord and using it as the lead or bass note instead of the C regular root

listen to into to Jimi's... Wind cries mary. that whole sequence of the 6chords intro are inversions
 

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I use inverted suspended chords (2nd's & 4th's) all the time, and it really makes things sound interesting. Good stuff to use, especially if you're the only guitarist in the band (power-trio or guitar-keyboards), so the voicings won't be lost in the mix. :thumb:
 

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Rev & Don - but that's what i've been lacking all these years! the theory! i've been playing for 5 years already IMO: learnin' songs, playin' em, then forgetting' 'em.. i feel like i've wasted so much precious time.. i feel like i could have been so much better a player.. i feel that i'm taking it to the next level by learning theory.. and please don't think that it's hindering the playing.. i believe it's equipping me even better so that once i get a gig, i'll have more artillery to my command.. :D

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and inversion is just reworking the chords so they dont fall in the root note sequence

take a regular 1st poistion C Chord the notes would be CEG and inversion would be
GCEG or ECEG. tabs show them as slash chords G/C or E/C

so your just taking the 3rd or 5th of the chord and using it as the lead or bass note instead of the C regular root

listen to into to Jimi's... Wind cries mary. that whole sequence of the 6chords intro are inversions
now THAT's what i wanted to hear :thumb:

thanks :wave: :)

i figured that's what it was.. just sorta wanted confirmation i guess? :rofl:

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I use inverted suspended chords (2nd's & 4th's) all the time, and it really makes things sound interesting. Good stuff to use, especially if you're the only guitarist in the band (power-trio or guitar-keyboards), so the voicings won't be lost in the mix. :thumb:
yup! :wave: that's the thing right there.. if you're the only guitarist, you can fill in the highs while the keyboardist fills in the mids and the bassist fills in the lows :thumb: (or if there was 2 guitarists and no keyboardist, they could alternate between filling in the mids and the highs and the bassist still fills the lows :D)

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Rev & Don - but that's what i've been lacking all these years! the theory! i've been playing for 5 years already IMO: learnin' songs, playin' em, then forgetting' 'em.. i feel like i've wasted so much precious time.. i feel like i could have been so much better a player.. i feel that i'm taking it to the next level by learning theory.. and please don't think that it's hindering the playing.. i believe it's equipping me even better so that once i get a gig, i'll have more artillery to my command.. :D

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Nothin wrong with adding to your chord vocabulary, but again working the maximum with minium, This is what the better guitarists do, Work with picking dynamics as well as strum dynamics and the tone controls on your LP, Have your amp yet?
 

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Rev & Don - but that's what i've been lacking all these years! the theory! i've been playing for 5 years already IMO: learnin' songs, playin' em, then forgetting' 'em.. i feel like i've wasted so much precious time.. i feel like i could have been so much better a player.. i feel that i'm taking it to the next level by learning theory.. and please don't think that it's hindering the playing.. i believe it's equipping me even better so that once i get a gig, i'll have more artillery to my command.. :D

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Nuthin wrong with that midnte, all Im saying is dont get so wrapped up in it that you forget what your trying to do and that is play. And what good is theory if ya cant play. And you cant learn it all in a short period of time. Learn in stages. LOL you'll forget the theory just as fast as you forget the songs you learn believe me
 

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Nuthin wrong with that midnte, all Im saying is dont get so wrapped up in it that you forget what your trying to do and that is play. And what good is theory if ya cant play. And you cant learn it all in a short period of time. Learn in stages. LOL you'll forget the theory just as fast as you forget the songs you learn believe me
ok agree :thumb:

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We are both just sayin , Slow it down there Jason, Work with ALL you have, absorb it into and within your present chops, blend it till its seemless within your playing, thats how you make it yours , This is a slow walk up the staircase, There is no express elevator to the penthouse suite
 

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We are both just sayin , Slow it down there Jason, Work with ALL you have, absorb it into and within your present chops, blend it till its seemless within your playing, thats how you make it yours , This is a slow walk up the staircase, There is no express elevator to the penthouse suite
good deal Don :wave: i agree too :D

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good deal Don :wave: i agree too :D

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Jason, again just dont push it too much or too hard , the instrument and styles can be hard enough to work at times, over complicating or adding too much too soon will just fustrate, confuse , and hinder you more than help
 

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Jason, again just dont push it too much or too hard , the instrument and styles can be hard enough to work at times, over complicating or adding too much too soon will just fustrate, confuse , and hinder you more than help
don't worry :p

without learning simple stuff like this, i'd hardly even be pushing at all :rofl:

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^I agree with what everyone said so far (information and advice). But just my 2 cents: the EAR will always be your most important tool when it comes to music. You can forget theory, how to read music, etc,...but if you forget how to use your ears correctly....

Train them ears!!! Especially for an instrument like guitar, I'd say its the best tool.
 


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