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Triad Arpeggio Inversions
This lesson revisits the triad arpeggios, showing several inversions (inversions are just arpeggios or chords started from a different note). Each triad has 3 notes, so that means we can start the triad from any of these 3 notes. When we start from the first note, there is no inversion going on (we call it the root arpeggio). Starting from the 2nd note gives us the first inversion, and starting from the 3rd note gives us the 2nd inversion. In this lesson we will play inversions for the Major and Minor triad across 5 strings.

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Major Triad Inversion (root)
This is not an inversion. We refer to this as the root arpeggio, because it starts from the first note of the D Major triad (i.e. it starts from the D). The exercise is just like part 3 of the Major triad exercises, but we are playing a D Major triad instead of a C Major.

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Here is the Major triad arpeggio shape that you have probably seen before, if you have checked out the Triad Arpeggios lesson.

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. Major Triad Inversion (1st inversion) MIDI http://www.Triad Arpeggio Inversions::Sweep Picking. This is a convenient arpeggio shape. So we simply start from that note. because you can use one finger to handle the D. If this is your first arpeggio exercise. There is a pretty good sized stretch though from the 3rd to 8th fret on the E string.Free guitar lessons online Major Triad Inversion (root) MIDI By now I don't think you need any instructions on playing arpeggios. Arpeggios::Guitar Dreams . G. We then add the 3rd note. Actions: Rate this exercise | Rate this lesson Major Triad Inversion (1st inversion) Now we are going to play an inversion of the D Major triad. so we go down to the 7th fret. etc. The 2nd note in the D Major triad is F#.com/arpeggioinversions. and B string.. We want to continue playing 5 string arpeggios.html (2 of 6)19/4/2004 2:35:29 π• . then the first. please see the Triad Arpeggios section to learn about how to play arpeggios.guitar-dreams. By doing so we end up with the shape shown below.

G. We reposition ourselves at the 12th fret and then add the 1st note.e. Make sure that you roll finger along the D. This is a rather awkward arpeggio shape. or even worse.Free guitar lessons online Play this like any other arpeggio. The exercise is just like part 3 of the Minor triad exercises. then the second.html (3 of 6)19/4/2004 2:35:29 π• .Triad Arpeggio Inversions::Sweep Picking. for notes to not sound. because it starts from the first note of the E Minor triad (i. and the B and E string. Arpeggios::Guitar Dreams .com/arpeggioinversions. but we are playing the arpeggio 1 octave lower. We refer to this as the root arpeggio. The second inversion starts from the 3rd note of the triad.guitar-dreams. it starts from the E). http://www. because you have to do some barreing across the A and D string. By doing so we end up with the somewhat awkward shape shown below. Actions: Rate this exercise | Rate this lesson Major Triad Inversion (2nd inversion) Now we are going to play the second inversion of the D Major triad. The 3rd note in the D Major triad is A. So we simply start from that note. Major Triad Inversion (2nd inversion) MIDI The thing to watch out for here is the barreing across the A and D strings and the B and E strings. etc. So take this one really slow til you have no trouble with the barred notes. and B string so that notes are not bleeding into one another. It is easy for notes to bleed into one another when barreing. Actions: Rate this exercise | Rate this lesson Minor Triad Inversion (root) This is not an inversion.

By doing so we end up with the shape shown below. http://www. so we go down to the 10th fret. The 2nd note in the E Minor triad is G. We want to continue playing 5 string arpeggios.com/arpeggioinversions. then the first (E).guitar-dreams. So we now start from that note. if you have checked out the Triad Arpeggios lesson. We then add the 3rd note (B). Actions: Rate this exercise | Rate this lesson Minor Triad Inversion (1st inversion) Now we are going to play an inversion of the E Minor triad.Free guitar lessons online Here is the Minor triad arpeggio shape that you have probably seen before.html (4 of 6)19/4/2004 2:35:29 π• . etc.Triad Arpeggio Inversions::Sweep Picking. Minor Triad Inversion (root) MIDI Use the sweep picking technique as desribed in the Triad Arpeggios lesson to play this exercise. Arpeggios::Guitar Dreams .

com/arpeggioinversions. So we simply start from that note. By doing so we end up with shape shown below. make sure that you play the barred notes cleanly.guitar-dreams.Triad Arpeggio Inversions::Sweep Picking. It involves 2 instances of barred notes to pull thw whole thing off. Arpeggios::Guitar Dreams . The 3rd note in the E Minor triad is B.Free guitar lessons online This is not an easy shape as far as arpeggios go. We reposition ourselves at the 14th fret and then add the 1st note (E). The second inversion starts from the 3rd note of the triad. Actions: Rate this exercise | Rate this lesson Minor Triad Inversion (2nd inversion) Now we are going to play the second inversion of the E Minor triad. http://www. etc. There is some barreing required and a wide stretch on the E string.html (5 of 6)19/4/2004 2:35:29 π• . then the second (G). Your fingers have to do a lot of work to pull this one off. This is a rather unique looking arpeggio shape. Minor Triad Inversion (1st inversion) MIDI With this exercise.

Triad Arpeggio Inversions::Sweep Picking. Privacy Policy All lesson materials and audio are copyrighted and can not be duplicated without permission http://www. So make sure all notes are sounding. it will be easy for all those barred notes to bleed together or cause other problems (like notes being muted.html (6 of 6)19/4/2004 2:35:29 π• . All Rights Reserved.Free guitar lessons online Minor Triad Inversion (2nd inversion) MIDI With this exercise.com/arpeggioinversions. Actions: Rate this exercise | Rate this lesson Want to submit your own exercises here at Guitar Dreams .guitar-dreams.complete with tab and audio clips? Click here to get started! ©2003 Guitar Dreams. etc). Arpeggios::Guitar Dreams .