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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Chord inversion Fingering Help Reply with quote

So I'm working on my funk playing and chord inversions of extended chords like m7, m6, maj7, 9th, 11th, etc and while I know the frets from diagrams I was wondering if there was anywhere I could see the common way to play them with my 4 fingers? Some of what I think is right just feel cramped.

Example Gm7 would be

E--3--6--10--13--15
B--3--6--8---11--15
G--3--7--10--12--15
D--3--5--8---12--15

So what fingers do you put on which frets? Any tips?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one i was working on that uses m7ths.




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I don't know if this will work but i play em7 like this...

Em7

This website is so useful to me. I can't tell you how much i use it. I use it daily. Sometimes i just play and then put in there what i was playing and it'll tell me what chords i was playing so i can move it to other instruments..If you want to know the proper fingering of the chords the way you have them written then under variations on that site it may have it. I play it the way it shows or i'll bar and use my thumb on the low e. If nothing else i hope the website helps you down the road...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gm7 like this if it were me...This sounds funky this way and i like to bar stuff..

Gm7
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guitar Pro has all variants of chords with showing which finger(1,2,3,4) you should put on a string.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brandon, that's how I normally play it or with a bar on strings D-E, A string muted & Low E on same string as the bar. What I'm looking for here is inversions but on the bottom 4 strings. Sort of like triads. Also great tune Smile

Sunshiner I'll try and take a look. Is guitar pro a website or software?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brandon, that's how I normally play it or with a bar on strings D-E, A string muted & Low E on same string as the bar. What I'm looking for here is inversions but on the bottom 4 strings. Sort of like triads. Also great tune Smile

Sunshiner I'll try and take a look. Is guitar pro a website or software?

Oh..you're inverting it..I see. I missed the inversion part. Sorry.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lorez, it is a software that allows to work with tablatures. official web site

It is quite popular cause there are free hacked versions of it all over the internet. (That doesn't mean that I encourage you to use pirate products of course Twisted Evil ))))

This is how it looks in the programme




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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the software allow you to plot an empty chord box & then tell you what chord it is?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you happen to have an iOS device, there's a great app called "Guitar Toolkit" which i'd definitely recommend. does everything you're asking with a slick interface, and does the plotting the chord box (fretboard) thing for sure. has scales and arpeggios as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johno wrote:
Does the software allow you to plot an empty chord box & then tell you what chord it is?

The website i posted earlier does. It gives you a blank fretboard and you hit what you were holding and it tells you the name of the chord..So go here and it should do it..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunshiner that looks like it might help a lot, I'll investigate further

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thanks for the tip but does it tell me which finger to put where? I know the frets of the chords I'm playing with its just my fingering at times seems cramped and wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, it sure can, couldn't find a pic of the Chord page. you can also switch it to show note names and intervals.

here's a link:

http://agilepartners.com/apps/guitartoolkit/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johno wrote:
Does the software allow you to plot an empty chord box & then tell you what chord it is?


If you're asking about Guitar Pro, I've never tried to do it, but I think it allows.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: Chord inversion Fingering Help Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
So I'm working on my funk playing and chord inversions of extended chords like m7, m6, maj7, 9th, 11th, etc and while I know the frets from diagrams I was wondering if there was anywhere I could see the common way to play them with my 4 fingers? Some of what I think is right just feel cramped.

Example Gm7 would be

E--3--6--10--13--15
B--3--6--8---11--15
G--3--7--10--12--15
D--3--5--8---12--15

So what fingers do you put on which frets? Any tips?


For the first inversion I would just barre across with my first finger, you can also barre with your third finger and play the root on the low e with your second finger.

The second inversion I use my first and third finger for the lower to notes and barre with my second finger, this is a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, it's much easier.

Third inversion you have there I barre with my index finger and use fingers 3 and 4 to play the notes in the higher fret.

Fourth inversion you've got there I use fingers 2 and 3 for the lower notes, first finger for the fret below and fourth for the fret above.

The last is the same as the first.

If you want to work on more of these chords there is a great book by Berklee press called the jazz guitar chord dictionary. It was really useful for me when I was getting into funk.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gabriel, that is how I'm playing them, just feels a little cramped with my doughy fingers on some of the higher frets. I'll take a look at the book you recommend as well
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the book. It's a really great little book. Don't worry about the exercises and things listed in it, just try and learn as many chords as possible.

The nice thing with chords is that they help improve your technique in a very substantial way, so through working on tricky chords you'll really see a lot of improvement in your playing.
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