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Hi, I want to share the way this "chord spelling" arpeggio exercises.

I have used "all the thing you are" as a platform for this study.

I have played every chord both in root position and in all inversions.

Hope you like it, subscribe to my channel to be updated, a new video every monday.

Bye, Fabrizio

 

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Seems like a really good exercise and a great way to be sure you know the chords well. Of course it also illustrates the importance of voice leading. Playing all the chords from the root or any specific chord tone results in chopped up phrasing. So the next step would be to play through the progression using voice leading.

Thanks Fabrizio, your video clips are always well done and very useful. Keep 'em coming.
 

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Thank you JL, you are absolutely right!
Playing all the chords and the inversions is useful to

1 Your chord knowledge: you have a very few time to think about them so you must know them really well, it is easier to say than to do it, at least for me.
2 playing them over the changes starting from different notes (in the inversions) serves ad a tool to stamp in my mind (and in my ears of course) how the 3rds sound, how the 5ths sound and how the 7th.
So when I want to play a different phrase I can prehear that note over that chord and I can start there beacause I know how it will sound.
3 Of course you can apply this to voice leading.
This exercise is just a "chord map" in your mind while improvising.
 
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