Originally Posted by: JBrackn
what is a chord inversion?
A chord inversion is a voicing of a chord in which the lowest note is not the root note.
Basic major & minor chords consist of the 1st (root note), 3rd (major or minor) & 5th scale degrees from their parent scale. Any chord can be played ("voiced") in a way that any 3 of those notes is the lowest in pitch.
If the 1st (root note) is the lowest, then it is a root position chord voicing.
If the 3rd is the lowest, then it is a 1st inversion chord voicing.
If the 5th (root note) is the lowest, then it is a 2nd inversion chord voicing.
I cover the basics of triads & inversions in this tutorial.
Introduction to Triads & Chord Inversions[br]https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=824
Hope that helps!
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