Watch the Cycle ot 4ths online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Inversion Excursion
In this segment we tackle the cycle of 4ths with minor chord types. The cycle of 4ths is simply moving up a 4th each chord change. Cm-Fm-Bbm-Ebm-Abm-Dbm-Gbm-Bm-Em-Am-Dm-Gm is the cycle of 4ths using minor chords. 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 minor triad in root position on the first 3 strings. When moving to the F minor 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 minor triad to F minor 7 to Bb minor 9 to Eb minor triad, etc... Try this with all the different chord types and extensions.
Once you are comfortable with the triads move onto the extended chords such as minor 7ths, minor 6ths, minor 9ths, minor clusters and all the rest of the extended chords we went through in this course.