Top 4 String Inversions (Guitar Lesson)


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Daniel Gilbert

Top 4 String Inversions

Utilizing the top 4 strings, Daniel will demonstrate how to create unique inversions of normal chord shapes.

Taught by Daniel Gilbert in Chord Building seriesLength: 9:51Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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joyguitaristjoyguitarist replied on March 30th, 2015

Daniel , how do you remember all these inversion shapes? For example - i want to play a GM7 on the top 4 strings for 4 bars and play a different inversion in each bar. So what should be my approach? Should i look for the root note G and build the chord based on that or should i look for G , B , D and F# and build the chord based on those notes respectively?

Chord Building

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Daniel Gilbert utilizes 3 string combinations, scales, and right hand techniques to demonstrate how chords are built and where they can be built within the full fret board of your guitar.



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

Daniel introduces his series on how to build common chords using 3 string combos, scales, and right hand techniques. This series will allow you to build a chord anywhere on the fretboard by understanding...

Length: 3:21 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Triads on the 3-2-1 Strings

It's time to start digging into Daniel's series on building chords. He demonstrates the first step in building chords by using the 3-2-1 strings with triad forms. Daniel also breaks down the theory behind...

Length: 11:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Triads on the 4-3-2 Strings

Moving right along with the same concept of the last lesson, Daniel now discusses triads on the 4-3-2 strings.

Length: 11:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Triads on the 5-4-3 Strings

Lesson 4 features triad techniques on the 5-4-3 strings. Like the previous lessons, Daniel provides a musical track to play along with.

Length: 11:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Triads on the 6-5-4 Strings

To round off the triads, Daniel demonstrates the 6-5-4 string combinations.

Length: 6:59 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Unify String Sets

Combining triad combos can be a very useful tool when building chords. Daniel breaks down the first few steps that can help open this subject up for better understanding.

Length: 12:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Dressing up the Triads

As Daniel likes to say, "if you know where something is, you know where it isn't." Here, Daniel applies this idea while demonstrating some unique ways to dress up triads.

Length: 19:19 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Triads Application

Now that you have learned theory behind building triads, Daniel now demonstrates how to apply these ideas musically.

Length: 16:52 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

7th Chords

Daniel explains how to build 7th chords and where they can be applied musically.

Length: 8:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

String Transference

The ability to utilize all of the strings is crucial to building your chord vocabulary. Daniel demonstrates how to transfer chord voicings from one set of strings to another.

Length: 11:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

Inversions

An inversion is a reordering of the same notes in a chord. Watch this lesson to learn effective inversion options for the chord voicings you have already learned.

Length: 11:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 12

Dominant 7th Chords

Just as the title states, Daniel explains how to build and play dominant 7th chords.

Length: 11:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 13

Top 4 String Inversions

Utilizing the top 4 strings, Daniel will demonstrate how to create unique inversions of normal chord shapes.

Length: 9:51 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 14

1-7-3-5 Voicing Harmonizing

Daniel will demonstrate how to utilize harmonization within the same chord structure of a 1-7-3-5 chord pattern.

Length: 6:19 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only

About Daniel Gilbert View Full Biography Veteran Musician Institute guitar instructor brings his 35 years of guitar classroom teaching experience to JamPlay! His playing and perspective on the guitar will help anyone excel in their journey to become a better, well-rounded musician.

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