Dominant 7th and 9th Inversions with Andrew Wasson

Some of my favourite inversions for the Dominant 7th and 9th chords!

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Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers questions from off of his Guitar Blog website. This weeks question...SS

Q). I love Blues music, and I've just joined a band. My lead playing isn't too bad. But, where I've totally discovered that I'm weak is in being a rhythm player. Doing gigs, and rehearsing in my band sure made this clear. I need to know more chords. Andrew, what are your favorite Dominant 7th chord inversions that you like to use when you're playing Blues & Jazz rhythm guitar? Thanks!
Lonnie - Fanwood, NJ. USA

A). When most players join a band they find out pretty quick that playing guitar live requires excellent rhythm skills and a solid working knowledge of chord voicings. If you want to improve your chord vocabulary, one area that can play a big role in the process is learning chord inversions.

In this lesson, I'll be taking the most popular chord used in the Blues style - the, "Dominant 7th," and I'll be demonstrating some of my favorite chord inversions of this popular chord. I will also be including some popular inversions of the Dominant 9th as well.

VIDEO: Dominant 7th and 9th Inversions

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These shapes can prove to be a little challenging, so be sure to create a few short practice progressions to help with the integration of the different chord patterns. Along the way, I'm sure that you'll discover a number of places that you enjoy to apply their use within a progression.

About the Author:
Andrew Wasson is a 1992 Graduate of Hollywood California's Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.). He has operated his Canadian Music School; Creative Guitar Studio, for the last 20+ years... teaching thousands of guitarists both in studio sessions, and through his popular YouTube Channels and websites. Hundreds of FREE lessons are available at

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