Watch the A Minor Chord Inversions online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Inversion Excursion
Now it's time to practice these inversions with a jam track. Start by strumming 4 or 8 beats per inversion moving to each inversion in a smooth and effortless manner. When learning something new, we tend to tighten up putting way too much pressure on the guitar neck which in turn makes it harder to play smoothly. Relax while making the move in between inversions and concentrate on trying not to squeeze the guitar neck too hard.
We will work the same jam track for all minor chords. This way you don't have to learn a new groove for each jam track and can fully concentrate on the inversions. The simple groove jam track we will use to study these major inversions is designed to make it easier to learn the inversions and work with different comping techniques. Start with playing the same rhythm as the bass player is using. This will help you lock into the groove. Once you feel comfortable with this jam track, move on to another jam track in a different key and learn the inversions in other keys.
I start off with a simple rhythm pattern for you to learn. Then I suggest playing these minor triads on beats two and four like reggae guitar. Be creative and make up your own rhythmic patterns. Move to each inversion slowly and smoothly listening to how the different inversions bring out a different color or vibe in the music.