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VicDiesel

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About inversions, why what how when and where.

(Ok, there is an error: where I claim to be playing C-G-F-G I'm actually playing C-G-F-C. So sue me. This was an off the cuff one-take.)
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Uploaded: Aug 23, 2007 - 07:30:03 PM
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said 3597 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Cbgb
Now play!!!! this was an interesting listen
chikoppi said 3597 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
This is great!
I'm glad you covered the use of inversions to keep the bass on the same note and change the chords over it. Its also nice to hear a live example of how inversions can make it easy to improvise harmonies and quickly find related chords for a progression.

For another tutorial on inversions:
http://www.macjams.com/song/34737


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sloparts said 3597 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Very Interesting
It helps to cover this stuff and explain what we're already doing, as you said. You sometimes use it and then other times when you're writing, you forget about it. Hearing you go through this helps to remind me that it's there.

Thanks for the lesson, and the reality check

Ed
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dolby said 3597 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Brilliant!
Thanks Vic,

Very informative. This is why I love MJ's!
Maybe audio tutorials like this could become a feature of the site. It always makes more sense when you hear/see someone doing it - rather than reading it out of a book.

Thanks again,
Very useful,
Phil
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VicDiesel said 3597 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Welcome!
Glad this helped.

Personally I've been reading music for absolutely for ever, so seeing something in a book makes as much sense as hearing it, but not everyone works that way.

Audio tutorials can indeed be very useful, and things like this dont' take a whole lot of time to make. I'll see if I have more ideas.

Victor.

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Axgrinder said 3596 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Thanks for the free lesson Vic!
I play solely by ear and I am aware that "Root Third and Fifth" makes a chord/three note harmony! So I guess I really don't know what I'm doing but rather fake it quite well? This was pretty good of you my friend! My lawyer will be in touch.

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Moviz said 3596 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
I think
this is really great. What a good idea to do a little tutorial like this on here. Very helpful to a lot of people, Thanks Victor, M
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DWL said 3595 days ago (August 25th, 2007)
It helps to be sitting near a keyboard
when listening to this!

Good stuff. A useful exercise and maybe there should be a few more of these. Video ones would be good as well.

Cheers

Dick


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mvh9591 said 3593 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
Music Theory 101___
Vic, Thanks for the lesson. Education in music theory is always good but rarely practiced in my case.

Appreciated,

mvh : )
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Heightened said 3470 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
THanks
for taking the time to help. Much appreciated. Cheers.
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