RABid Posted December 20, 2012 Share Posted December 20, 2012 I happened upon an infomercial last night, or maybe a better term would be misinfomercial. Ralph Paul Guitar Made Easy. Some joker selling a DVD package that will teach you to play guitar in 5 minutes. One of his methods is to ignore normal chord fingerings on guitar and learn a basic bar chord, then move up and down the neck, changing frets instead of changing fingering to play different chords. This made me think of a guitarist that I used to play with that could not stand it if I played an inversion. If I moved from a I to a IV he always wanted me to retain the 1-3-5 structure. Many times I play a IV as 5-1-3 with the thumb staying on the root of the key. I tend to play a lot of inversions. For me it is interesting. For him it was unacceptable. Ironic since guitar chords have so many inversions. Anyway, seeing the infomercial got me thinking about it again. Do other keyboardists play a lot of inversions or do you tend to stick with straight chords and more movement up and down the keyboard? This post edited for speling. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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