Finding chord and chord inversion. Print a diagram of the C major scale showing note names. Circle the following notes and play them as chords. These chords will be an inversion of chords made by the notes of the C major scale. This is one exercise that expresses the importance of learning how to play the C major scale across the fretboard, as a foundation, prior to learning all theory concepts. There are many methods to obtain chord inversions. Knowing the fretboard well is the key to them all.
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The hard part is being able to use tools like this in a musical manner. That’s where practice comes in. Try practicing these scales over an A minor chord loop, and see how you can combine SOME of these scales as you build a phrase. Don’t try to combine all of them in one line. It’ll probably sound silly. Explore the sounds you get from combining these scales and TRUST YOUR EARS. It’s not theory or logic that decides how good something sounds – it’s YOUR EARS.
BASIC GUITAR CHORDS is Learn how to play the most common chords on your guitar. Included in this cheat sheet are major, minor, dominant, major seventh, and minor seventh chords for each of the seven natural notes (no sharps or flats). You’ll find this so much more rewarding than endlessly trying to perfect one specific technique. And now check out this Guitar Chords Finding Notes on the Guitar poster.