In this tutorial you will be learning the four drop 2 voicings for strings 5-4-3-2 (a-d-g-b).
For those of you unfamiliar with the term "drop 2", it describes the theoretical action that takes place in creating these voicings.
Imagine a piano; on piano if we were to play a Cmaj7 chord, root inversion, we'd have C-E-G-B or 1-3-5-7.
This is a totally acceptable voicing on piano, however, this voicing can be difficult to accomplish on the guitar.
So one solution is the drop 2 voicing. In which we take the 2nd note from the top (2nd highest note in the voicing), in this case G, and drop it one octave giving us the following: G-C-E-B or 5-1-3-7.
So if we were to do this for all four inversions we'd have the following:
1-3-5-7 turns into 5-1-3-7 (2nd inversion drop 2)
3-5-7-1 turns into 7-3-5-1 (3rd inversion drop 2)
5-7-1-3 turns into 1-5-7-3 (root inversion drop 2)
7-1-3-5 turns into 3-7-1-5 (1st inversion drop 2)
Onto the following videos where we'll apply this to Major7, Dominant7, and Minor7 chords.