Frank Vignola's Inversion Excursion

It's jam night. Someone calls out the inevitable A minor to D9 vamp. You take the first solo and light the joint up. Now it's your turn to comp. First couple of choruses, no problem. Next few, your comp is getting a little tired but you're hanging in there. Now the soloist starts to ramp things up and you're plumb out of ideas. Audience gets restless. Soloist glares. Gig is up. Been there? Yup, join the club.

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About the Guitar Lesson Plan

Interactive Video Guitar Instruction

Inversion Excursion box artAny instructor will tell you that the vast majority of players suffer from the same malady with respect to their rhythm playing; a severely limited vocabulary of chords, comping applications and rhythm patterns. And those stacks of chord books and rhythm exercises that most of us have stashed somewhere are gathering dust for a good reason - they just don't work. What to do? Take a few trips with Frank Vignola on his Inversion Excursion.

Your Inversion Excursion guide is Frank Vignola. Frank is one of the most accomplished, multi-dimensional artists in the biz. Monster player, composer and improviser, Frank's played with everyone from Les Paul to Donald Fagen. Frank's pedigree is a mile long and a quick Google will illustrate why there's no one better qualified to take you on this trip.

Pack smart on your Inversion Excursion with 124 full-length video guitar lessons covering 62 sets of inversions, across all chord types and all string groups. 800 PDF pages of charts illustrate all 62 sets, in all 12 keys (see example chart) providing a handy reference for over 2,500 Root, 1st inversion, 2nd inversion and 3rd inversion chords.

Best part of your trip? No ginko biloba required. Unlike those chord books in the closet, Inversion Excursion is no dull memorization process. True to TrueFire form, you will play your way through this study program building your vocabulary of chords, patterns and applications in a musical context working through 59 video lesson performance examples, which demonstrate a wide variety of rhythm patterns and comping applications for blues, rock, jazz, twang and everything in between. Study a set of inversions, pick a key, grab a new pattern and apply over one of the 60 practice rhythm tracks included with Inversion Excursion. Bingo.

Your Inversion Excursion itinerary:

  • Introduction
  • Major : Introduction
  • Major Triads : 1st 2nd 3rd Strings Lesson
  • Major Triads : 1st 2nd 3rd Strings Performance
  • Major Triads : 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Major Triads : 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Major Triads : 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Major Triads : 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Major Triads : 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Major Triads : 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Major Triads : 4th String Bass Note Lesson
  • Major Triads : 4th String Bass Note Performance
  • Major Triads : 5th String Bass Note Lesson
  • Major Triads : 5th String Bass Note Performance
  • Major Triads : 6th String Bass Note Lesson
  • Major Triads : 6th String Bass Note Performance
  • Major 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Major 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Major 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Major 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Major 7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Major 7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Major 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Lesson
  • Major 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Performance
  • Major 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Major 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Performance
  • Major 6 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Major 6 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Major 6 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Major 6 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Major 9 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Major 9 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Major 9 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Major 9 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Major Clusters: Lesson
  • Major Jam
  • Minor : Introduction
  • Minor Triads : 1st 2nd 3rd Strings Lesson
  • Minor Triads : 1st 2nd 3rd Strings Performance
  • Minor Triads : 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Minor Triads : 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Minor Triads : 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor Triads : 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Minor Triads : 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor Triads : 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Minor Triads : 4th String Bass Note Lesson
  • Minor Triads : 4th String Bass Note Performance
  • Minor Triads : 5th 6th String Bass Note Lesson
  • Minor Triads : 5th 6th String Bass Note Performance
  • Minor 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Minor 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Minor 7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Minor 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Performance
  • Minor 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Performance
  • Minor 6 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 6 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Minor 6 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 6 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Minor 6 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 6 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Minor 6 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 6 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Performance
  • Minor 6 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 6 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Performance
  • Minor maj7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Minor maj7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Minor maj7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor maj7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor maj7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor maj7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 9 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 9 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Minor 9 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 9 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Minor 9 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Minor Clusters: Lesson
  • Minor Inversions Jam
  • Dominant 7 : Introduction
  • Dominant 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Dominant 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Dominant 7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 7 : 3rd 4th 5th 6th Strings Performance
  • Dominant 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 7 : 1st 2nd 3rd 5th Strings Performance
  • Dominant 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 7 : 2nd 3rd 4th 6th Strings Performance
  • Dominant 9 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 9 : 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Strings Performance
  • Dominant 9 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Lesson
  • Dominant 9 : 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strings Performance
  • Frank's Favorite: 9th Chords
  • 7 b9 : Lesson Part 1
  • 7 b9 : Lesson Part 1 Performance
  • 7 b9 : Lesson Part 2
  • 7 #9 : Lesson
  • 7 #9 : Lesson Performance
  • Dominant 11 and #11 Chord: Lesson
  • Dominant 11 and #11 Chord: Performance
  • 7#5 Chords: Lesson
  • 7#5 Chords: Performance
  • Dominant Clusters: Lesson
  • Dominant Jam
  • Vertical Movement: Major Chords
  • Vertical Movement: Minor Chords
  • Vertical Movement: Dominant Chords
  • I IV V Progression: Introduction
  • I IV V Progression: Lesson
  • I IV V Progression: Performance
  • i iv V Progression: Lesson
  • i IV Progression: Lesson
  • i IV Progression: Performance
  • I min7 IV7 Progression: Performance
  • Cycle of 4ths: Lesson
  • Cycle of 4ths: Major Chords Jam
  • Cycle of 4ths: Minor Chords Jam
  • Cycle of 4ths: Mixing Chords Jam
  • Conclusion

Over the course of your Inversion Excursion journey you'll develop a massive vocabulary of chords, patterns and applications that you can pull out when comping, arranging, composing and improvising. In short, you'll NEVER find yourself struggling to come up with something fresh and appropriate, if not downright dazzling.

About Your Instructor

Frank Vignola

Frank VignolaTrueFire Educator Frank Vignola is one of the most accomplished, multi-dimensional players walking the planet today. Monster player, composer and improviser, Frank plays proficiently in every genre, from jazz to bluegrass, and works with everyone and their brother. Frank's pedigree is a mile long, but a quick Google will illustrate why he is considered one of the best on the planet.

Whether he is featured on a Donald Fagen recording, a jam with David Grisman, as Les Paul's right hand man or leading his own groups throughout the years, he has proved himself to be in the elite creating his own unique sound.

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What you Get:

Video software (Windows and Mac) with TrueFire's Lesson Player, PIP, full-screen, looping, slow motion, plus...

  • - 378 Minutes of Video
  • - Practice Rhythm Tracks
  • - Text Commentary
  • - Tab
  • - Notation
  • - Power Tab
  • - 800 PDF Chart Pages

Curriculum

Early Intermediate through Advanced

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