Chord Inversions for Solos and Improvisation

In my last post, I covered “What are Chord Inversions and Triads?” Now let’s apply that knowledge to soloing and improvising. We all get stuck in various ruts – the pentatonic box, starting on the root/tonic key, etc. Knowing where the chord inversions are for the key you’re playing in can really spark your creativity and add some new life into your soloing.

So next time you go to play a solo, start your various phrases with the 1st and 2nd inversions of that chord. It will definitely spice up your playing.