L7: Second Inversion Grandmaster

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Inversions below are notated in a form of ukulele chord shorthand that gives fret positions through a sequence of four numbers. In this system the open strings GCEA would be notated 0000 (a C6 chord). Some other chords you already know: 0003 = C, 2010 = F, 0232 = G, etc.
  • Minor-seven chords are added in this unit.

Inversions for this level (in order of the descending circle of fifths):

  • C 5433, Cm 5333, C7 3433, Cm7 7566
  • F 5558, Fm 5543, F7 5556, Fm7 5546
  • Bb 7565, Bbm 6564, Bb7 3545, Bbm7 3544
  • Eb 3336, Ebm 8666, Eb7 3334, Ebm7 6666
  • Ab 8886, Abm 8876, Ab7 5646, Abm7 4646
  • Db 6544, Dbm 6444, Db7 4544, Dbm7 4444
  • F# 6669, F#m 6654, F#7 6667, F#m7 6657
  • B 8676, Bm 7675, B7 4656, Bm7 4655
  • E 4447, Em 9777, E7 4445, Em7 4435
  • A 6454, Am 5453, A7 2434, Am7 2433
  • D 7655, Dm 7555, D7 5655, Dm7 5555
  • G 7775, Gm 7765, G7 4535, Gm7 3535

CHALLENGE

Earn your Second Inversion Grandmaster patch by demonstrating the following chord sequences in four different keys (2 for each), using the inversions listed above.

  • I–vi–ii7–V7 (The Jazz Progression or subsititute for The 50s Progression)
  • I–III7–VI7–II7–V7–I (Ragtime Progression)