I am attempting to learn all 60 root position seventh chords. I would like to do this in a way that advanced my playing ability most efficiently.
I've heard I should focus on 3 things: motor memorization of chords so that my fingers automatically know where to go, hearing chord qualities so that I can discern if I need to make an adjustment, and knowing the notes of the chords so that I can learn the theory.
It seems my mind can only handle one thing at a time. Do you have any strategies to get these chords under my fingers in a way that gets the motor, sound, and theory cemented into my brain? Any particular exercises?
As of right now, I am just going up and down in one key to practice all major sevenths. Then I do all minor sevenths, and so on. This allows me to focus in on the chord quality sound and motor memory, but the theory escapes me as playing chromatically doesn't help my understanding I think.
Also, do you think I should continue to only work on root position until I have them all down and then do inversions?