Watch the Cycle ot 4ths online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Inversion Excursion
In this segment we tackle the cycle of 4ths with major chord types. The cycle of 4ths is simply moving up a 4th each chord change. C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-A-D-G is the cycle of 4ths. We start with the triads. When playing the chord types through the cycle try the following:
1- Stay in close proximity to the chord you are currently on moving the least amount of frets possible.
2- Move from one set of strings to another for each chord change. Example-C triad in root position on the first 3 strings. When moving to the F triad try playing it in root position on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings. Move back and forth between the string groups to further your knowledge of the fingerboard and the inversions.
3- Move between the different chord types. Example--C major triad to F Major 6th to Bb Major 7th, etc...
4- You can also use this jam track with dominant 7th chords as well as the major chords.
Once you are comfortable with the triads move onto the extended chords such as Major 7ths, Major 6ths, Major 9ths, Dominant 9ths, Dominant 11 and #11 and all the rest of the extended chords we went through in this course.