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
Any 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.
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.
Courses are interactive video software available on the TrueFire app for Windows or Mac computers and iPads. Features include multi-angle video lessons,
slo-mo, looping, automatic updating, full screen, plus: