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Basic Inversions of Major Chords

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Acoustic/Folk · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

In the examples shown so far, all of our bass movement has been descending, but it can work in an ascending fashion as well. In this example in E Major, our progression is E - D - G. Instead of having our bass note jump all the way to the open 4th string in measure 1, we can create an E - F# - G bass movement shown in mms 3-4. This is because we've replaced the D chord with a D/F# voicing that creates a better transition.
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