Inversions

In this lesson, we will learn about a concept called Inversions

Suppose we have a C Major Triad with the notes C E G.

To invert the chord, we take the bottom note and move it up an octave, forming a new pattern E G C.

We say that the new chord is an inversion of a C Major triad.

We say the original chord is in “Root Position”.

When we invert it once we call it “First Inversion”.

When we invert it again, we call it “Second Inversion”, and so on.

You are ready.