Chord Melody Basics, Part 1: Triad Inversions

From: Roots of Jazz Guitar by Matt Munisteri

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Triad Voicings

In this lesson, you’ll learn some of the essential chord voicings you’ll need to know to start playing 1920s-style chord melody. Matt starts by showing you the three major triad voicings on the top three strings, explaining the difference between root position, first inversion, and third inversion. He also shows you how to turn major triads into minor triads and gives you some ideas about fingering the shapes so that you can move through the voicings with the least amount of finger movement, changing your fingerings so you have a guide finger between chords depending on where you’re going and where you’re coming from.


Tags: Guitar, Jazz, Theory, Swing
Category: String School

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