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.