Dec. 23, 2019

Inversions & Improvisation


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play Inversions for Improvisation preparation. Inverted Arpeggios for the C Chord Family will be demonstrated (C Major, C Dominant, C Minor, C Half Diminished, C Diminished). Be sure to Download the JPS Education Doc for this podcast that musically notates the arpeggios in the root, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd inversions for all 12 chord families along with the fingerings I recommend. An invaluable educational tool to reference while studying and practicing. Download JPS Educational Document.

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1. C Major 7
    1. Root Position (C E G B)
    2. 1st Inversion (E G B C)
    3. 2nd Inversion (G B C E)
    4. 3rd Inversion (B C E G)
  2. C Dominant 7
    1. Root Position (C E G Bb)
    2. 1st Inversion (E G Bb C)
    3. 2nd Inversion (G Bb C E)
    4. 3rd Inversion (Bb C E G)
  3. C Minor 7
    1. Root Position (C Eb G Bb)
    2. 1st Inversion (Eb G Bb C)
    3. 2nd Inversion (G Bb C Eb)
    4. 3rd Inversion (Bb C Eb G)
  4. C Half Diminished 7
    1. Root Position (C Eb Gb Bb)
    2. 1st Inversion (Eb Gb Bb C)
    3. 2nd Inversion (Gb Bb C Eb)
    4. 3rd Inversion (Bb C Eb Gb)
  5. C Diminished 7
    1. Root Position (C Eb Gb Bbb)
    2. 1st Inversion (Eb Gb Bbb C)
    3. 2nd Inversion (Gb Bbb C Eb)
    4. 3rd Inversion (Bbb C Eb Gb)

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