Let's take Cmaj7 as an example to demonstrate this.
Cmaj7 has 4 notes,
C, E, G, B
Cmaj7 root position, would have the C note in the bass.
For example: C, E, G, B.
The order of the rest of the notes (all the notes except the bass note, C) doesn't really matter how you voice them, as long as you have the C note played as the bottom note.
If we'd play a Cmaj7 chord 1st in version, then the 3rd would be in the bass. 3rd meaning major 3rd of the chord, which is the note E.
For example: E, B, C, G. (as you can see, the 3rd (E) is now played as the bottom note. The rest of the notes, B, C and G can be voiced in any order that you like and that is physically manageable on the guitar. Some voicing that are really easy on piano might be really difficult on the guitar, because of how the instrument works/tuning etc.
If we were to play Cmaj7 in the 2nd inversion, that would be playing the 5th in the bass (meaning 5th of the chord - which is the note G).
For example: G, C, E, B.
And finally, the 3rd inversion is playing the 7th in the bass..
For example: B, E, G, C...
Like I mentioned above.. the order of the rest of the notes is all up to you. The main thing you need to learn is that Root position means playing the chord with the root in the bass
1st inversion means that we play the 3rd in the bass
2nd inversion means that we play the 5th in the bass
3rd inversion means that we play the 7th in the bass.
Let me know if you have any further questions! I'm always happy to help!
I have the neck on the guitars very straight, and I give it to my luthier for saddle/nut adjustments. Usually he does a fret job on it to make it not buzz too much even though the neck is straight.
I have the action set low, and I use D'Addario strings, phosphor bronze 12-53 (although I use a 14 on my high E string to get a bigger tone on the high E string. I rarely bend more than a whole step on that string anyways, so I can have a thicker string there.. Learned that from Joe Robinson :) )
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Kind regards/Emil from ProGuitar.com
You could look into Evo frets if you can live with the gold color. They are not as hard as stainless steel but much harder than traditional frets. The size, especially the height, also depends on the string gauge and how hard you press when fretting. These two factors impact the intonation quite a bit.
I use 12-53 but I actually change the 12 to a 14 (Joe Robinson suggested me to try it out and I love it, because I get a nice tone on the high E string even with a low action). Hope all is well Chris! Have a great day! Kind regards /E
@dpmcleod Hi there Dan!
Thanks for asking! I don't actually stretch my hands at all, but I do sometimes warm up playing a few exercises, or songs. Nowadays, having a family, two small kids, I sometimes don't find the time to pick up the guitar, so I take a day off from the guitar sometimes because of that. But I used to play at least 6 hours/day every day of the year :) Hope you have a great day Dan! Kind regards/E
I've tried different kinds of guitar strings on my nylon guitar. But they are all High tension strings. "Hannaback 815 SHT (super high tension), Savarez Super high tension, Knobloch ACTIVES Double silver High Tenstion and D'addario high tension.
The guitar I used on these vidoes is a Sandén Nylon string guitar.
It's 48 mm at the nut and 60 mm where the neck meets the body.
Hope this answers your questions!! Have a great day :) /Emil
I have 5 different acoustic guitars ranging from $100 to $1500. I'm not sure if there is any way to accurately place a quality to value ratio. However, my Fender acoustic ($900) sounds just as good as my $1500 Gibson. The main difference I'd place on it is playability. The Gibson seems to play significantly easier than all my other guitars. I'm no expert though! Hope this helps!
Your strings will definitely start to sound a little dull after a while. I really like Elixir strings for my acoustics. Polyweb or Nanoweb. Supposedly, the Nanoweb are designed to last longer. Good luck!