Sunday, 4 April 2010

C minor11

We've previously looked at a nice sounding minor 11 chord with it's root on the E string.Today we'll play a very common minor 11 inversion with it's root on the A string.
C minor11 Guitar Chord
Cmin11 guitar chord

This chord is quite easy to play barring across 5 strings with your 1st finger and holding down the B string with your middle finger. This is a common inversion and was used in the famous Miles Davis track 'So What' from 'Kind of Blue' - this song used a bass riff followed by Em11 and Dm11.

Minor11 chords can be played in the place of most minor chords and can replace chord ii, iii and vi in major keys. Minor 11th chords use these degrees of the major scale: 1, b3, 5, b7, 9, 11 it's very common to leave some notes out - our inversion is missing the 5th and 9th.

Cm11 uses the notes: C, Eb, G, Bb, D, F

Our inversion uses the notes in this order: C, F, Bb, Eb, G

Tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord Of The Day.