Drop 2&3 Chords (min7) | Hub Guitar

Drop 2&3 Chords (min7)

Drop2&3 are simply a combination of Drop 2 and Drop 3 chords. They are a closed structure (1357) where the third note from the top, as well as the second note are both lowered an octave, resulting in 3517.

These chords can be played on strings 654x2x as well as strings x543x1. They are most commonly played with the root on the 6th string, so that’s how they are presented here.

The Chord Configuration

Note that this is the same configuration, no matter what string set is used and no matter what chord type (major7, minor7, dominant7, min7b5, dimished7...)

Strings 6 5 4 3 2 1
Root Position R 3 7 x 5 x
1st Inv 3 5 R x 7 x
2nd Inv 5 7 3 x R x
3rd Inv 7 R 5 x 3 x

Root Position Drop2&3 Chord

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d sharp, e flat
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g natural
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c natural
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First Inversion Drop2&3 Chord

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c natural
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a sharp, b flat
d sharp, e flat
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Second Inversion Drop2&3 Chord

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c natural
d sharp, e flat
a sharp, b flat
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g natural

Third Inversion Drop2&3 Chord

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c natural
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d sharp, e flat
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g natural
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a sharp, b flat
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Key Tasks

  • Memorize all inversions of the drop 2&3 structure.
  • Convert the root position chord to dominant 7th, minor 7th and minor 7♭5 forms.
  • Practice all inversions with all chord forms.

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