They tend to rely on shapes and often don't have any knowledge of what notes are actually in any given chord and as a result don't understand how chords relate to one another in a sequence.
This exercise will help address this shortcoming. Done correctly you will:
- Learn all the diatonic chords in all their inversions
- Learn what notes are in each of these chords
- Recognise what the shapes tell you about the chords
- Learn common movements from chord to chord
- Move the top note a scale step
- Move the middle note up a scale step
- Move the bottom note up a scale step
Things to note:
- Say each note of the every chord out loud as move into each new chord.
- As each note moves it becomes the root of the new chord.
- The order will always be Root, 1st inversion, 2nd inversion ad infinitum.
Here's the sheet - note that it's meant to be read down the columns from left to right.