Watch the Vertical Movement online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Inversion Excursion
Up until now we have been looking at the fingerboard and these inversions in a horizontal manner. In this segment we look at the fingerboard vertically moving across the fingerboard instead of up and down the fingerboard. We start with the major triads. Play the C major triad in root position on the bottom three strings. Move to the 1st inversion C triad on the next three strings. Then the C triad 2nd inversion on the next three strings and so on. Start each vertical moving inversion exercise on the various intervals. First on the lowest three strings. Then on the next set of three strings, etc... These vertical segments will round out your knowledge of the fingerboard giving you a complete look at the fingerboard through chord inversions. How cool is that!!!
Also, check out moving horizontal and vertical in one study. For instance, play triads on the lowest three strings root position. Then 1st inversion on the lowest three strings. Then 2nd inversion on next set of three strings (3,4,5). Then root position on this same set of strings. Then change to next set of three strings (3,4,5) and play the next inversion and so on. A great exercise and a wonderful way to put the finishing touches on your studies of the fingerboard through inversions.
We also go through the extended chords in this vertical study in this segment starting with major 7th inversions. Once again take all the inversions as starting points on the lowest strings and positions and go through the inversions vertically as shown. Do this with all the major chord types that we have gone over in this course.