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Thread: Chord Inversions

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    Chord Inversions

    Well I know what they are and what they look like on paper and how to make them but could anyone show me basic triad shapes of them.I realy dont know how I would go about making them on guitar. Much help would be apreciated I just need your basic shapes for triads I can figure out the rest if you just think im trying to take the lazy way out I realy dont know how to go about making them on guitar.

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    Just take any chord (ill use a Cmajor chord for the example) and find the notes...C E G. Now play the chord you know thats on guitar (x32010)...then, instead of C being the deepest note, make E the deepest, which would be the first inversion (032010) and then find G as the deepest, which is the second inversion (332010).

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    Here are some triad inversions for C major:

    xxx010

    xxx553

    xxx988


    xx201x

    xx555x

    x-x-10-9-8-x


    x320xx

    x755xx

    x-10-10-9-x-x


    332xxx

    875xxx

    12-10-10-x-x-x

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    Tastes Like Chicken Bob L's Avatar
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    Using the CAGED system:

    The C pattern is 332010
    The A pattern is 335553
    The G pattern is 875558
    The E pattern is 8 10 10 988
    The D pattern is x 10 10 12 13 12

    It's hard to say which inversion these are because there are so many notes in these chords. The first inversion of a triad is do, mi, so. Also called 1, 3, 5 or in this case C, E, G. The second inversion is mi, so, do or 3, 5, 1 and the third inversion is so, do, mi or 5, 1, 3.

    So Poparad's first few examples would be

    xxx010 = G, C, E = 5, 1, 3 or third inversion
    xxx553 = C, E, G = 1, 3, 5 or first inversion
    xxx988 = E, G, C = 3, 5, 1 or second inversion
    Last edited by Bob L; 08-20-2005 at 02:43 PM.

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    http://www.tomlippincott.com/chord.php

    here you go

    learn to do the inversions up and down the string sets, its not that hard.
    Hard luck and trouble...

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