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Watch the C Dominant Clusters online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Inversion Excursion

When you see C7 or C7 altered chord in a piece of music, think about this C7 chord in it's simplest form meaning a C dominant 7 chord. This allows you to have the choice of all the different chord types and inversions to choose from. You may choose a C dominant 9 or C7(#9) or any of the chord types we went over in the previous segments. Try connecting the different chord types moving the top note of the chord up one half step at a time going through all the chord types as shown in the video segment. For example: C7, C7(b9), C9, C7(#9), C7 (with E note on top of chord), C sus 11, C7(#11), etc...
A chord cluster is a 3 note chord usually within the range of a fifth using any 3 notes in the various inversions and chord types we discussed. Example is E or 3rd on the 3rd string (9th fret), G or 5th on the 2nd string (7th fret) and Bb or 7th on the 1st string (6th fret). Tightly voiced three note chords are called chord clusters. We go over these chord clusters in detail during this segment. For each inversion, look at the chord and pick out each of the chord tones naming the notes.