Watch the A Minor 7 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, finger picking or hybrid finger/pick strum 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 start with the familiar root position A minor 7th chord made famous by its use in songs like Evil Ways, Light My Fire and Oye Como Va. Then play through the inversions as an exercise working on cleanliness in moving between inversions.
A cool thing you can do which is explained and demonstrated in the video segment is to move the root position A minor 7th chord up 2 frets and back down to the A minor 7th chord. It sounds good and I am sure you will find it to be a familiar sound. Make up your own rhythms and be creative!