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MINOR TRIAD CHORD INVERSIONS

Introduction: The minor triad chord inversions consist of the 1st (a.k.a. root), flat (b) 3rd, and 5th notes of the minor scale. Inversions signify that the order of the notes have been rearranged, or inverted, so that the root note is no longer the first note to sound when you strum (with a downstroke) the chord. The note of the chord that is in the root position is called the bass note (i.e., the note with the lowest tonal quality) and is preceded by a slash (e.g., /"bass note") symbol. For example, a G/bB chord inversion (a.k.a. slash chord) implies that the Bb note of the G chord is in the bass position (the Bb note is the 3rd scale step in a G minor chord or scale), as opposed to a typical G chord which is understood as having the root note (G) in the bass position.

Root
b3rd
5th

Legend

vertical lines = strings (thickest line represents low E)
horizontal lines = frets
numbers = fingering

letters/numbers at bottom of chord diagrams = scale step of the chord

R = root note of the chord
b3 = flatted 3rd scale step of the chord (counting off from the root note as 1)
5 = 5th scale step of the chord

1 = thumb
2 = index finger
3 = middle finger
4 = ring finger
5 = pinky

X = muted string (do not allow the string to sound)

Red numbers = Root note of the chord. For example, playing the Root form at the 3rd fret would make every red number a G note.


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