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Introduction To Inversions

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19


What is an inversion?

Well, alot of the chords that guitarists learn early on are in ROOT POSITION. This means that the lowest tone being played (the bass note) is the ROOT of the chord. The other chord members, or tones that make up the rest of the chord, are stacked and doubled above the root.

The words ABOVE and BELOW refer to pitch, or how high or low the note is.

An inversion is a chord whose bass note is another chord member besides the root. We will deal with the standard inversions first, with a small explanation of chord construction, and then check out some other nice bass options for chords.