Following the C-A-G-E-D system positions (6 positions in total if you count open position up the octave as being “different” to open position) practice playing various harmonic material.
Here I play all diatonic C major scale triads in Root position, 1st inversion and 2nd inversion.
First I play Root position triads (1-3-5) starting with C major. I alternate up and down each triad for example:
(up) C major (down) D minor (up) E minor (down) F major etc.
1st inversion triads (3-5-1) :
– Start on the lowest note in each position (in this position the lowest note is B)
– Start with a 1st inversion triad starting on B (in this case it must be G major)
2nd inversion triads (5-1-3)
– Again, start on the lowest note in each position (B in this case)
– The 2nd inversion triad starting on B (in the C major scale) is Em
3.5 minutes on Root Position triads x 6 positions = 21 minutes
3.5 minutes on 1st inversion triads x 6 positions = 21 minutes
3.5 minutes on 2nd inversion triads x 6 positions = 21 minutes
Total = 1 hour 3 min
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