INVERSION OF TRIADS
- Definition of Inversion of Triads
- Facts About Triad Inversion
Definition of Inversion of Triads
A chord inversion refers to re-arranging the notes in a given chord. Inversions can also be applied to intervals and melodies. For this lesson, our focus will be on inverting triads.
Facts About Triad Inversion
Below are some facts about triad inversion:
- Learn the root position of triads in both major and minor keys. By root position we are talking about the normal position of chords in which the root note is at the bottom; root + third + fifth (1+3+5). For example a C major triad is C+E+G, with C as the root note.
- For the first inversion of a triad simply move the root note at the top an octave higher. So if the root position of a C major chord is C+E+G, moving the root note (C) at the top makes the first inversion as E+G+C (3+5+1).
- For the second inversion of a triad move the lowest note and place it on top of the root note.
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