Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Dominant chord inversions, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Let's look at the chord voicings…that I played in the example.…We always want to have good voice leading…so I've inverted the dominant chords…just as we did with triads.…Dominant chord inversions work the same way…as triad inversions…but because we have one more note in the chord,…we have one more inversion.…Let's take a look at the chords in our D blues.…The first chord was D7.…D, F#, A, and C.…Now, in order to have the D on the top…I played it in first inversion.…
F#, A, C, D.…On the four chord G7,…I kept D as the top note by playing G7 in third inversion.…That is with F on the bottom.…F, G, B, D.…Moving to the five chord, A7,…I used the third inversion again.…G, A, C#, E.…I only had to move a whole step to get…from G…to A.…
Let's comp through our chord progression again.…(blues piano music)…
Note: This course was created and produced by Alfred Music. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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