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Guitar Chord Inversions Diagrams

Guitar Chord Inversions Diagrams

Guitar Chord Inversions Review

guitar chord inversions

I my last article I explained to you what are the guitar chord inversions.

We saw that:

- They are made out of triads

- they can be major, minor, augmented and diminished

- they consist of the same notes played in a different order

- when it comes to inversions we have : root positions, first inversions and second inversions

- although they have the same notes, changing the order we play those notes (the inversion we chose) changes the sound

As I promised you in the guitar chord inversions article now I am going to show you diagrams for all 4 triads and their inversions on all strings.

For the purpose of this exercise i have chosen to project that diagrams starting with the C note.

I did the triads with their guitar chord inversions on strings E, A, D and G.  Although they will seem to be many shapes, don’t worry you will see it is easy as it sounds :) .

Without further ado here are the triads with all their inversions:

C Major Root Positions

C Major First Inversions

C Major Second Inversions

C Minor Root Positions

C Minor First Inversions

C Minor Second Inversions

C Augmented Root Positions

C Augmented First Inversions

C Augmented Second Inversions

C Diminished Root Positions

C Diminished First Inversions

C Diminished Second Inversions


By analyzing the above diagrams you will notice:

- the guitar chord inversions and triads are the same when constructed on strings E and A because of the fact ( as i explained in The Guitar Blueprint To Success) all notes are separated by a perfect 4th, the only exception are the G and B strings which are separated by a perfect 3rd.

- You can use the CAGED System in order to better comprehend the guitar chord inversions

- Although they have the same notes they sound different

I will let you find other similarities yourself :) .

How to practice guitar chord inversions ?

- The most EASY and FUN way is to chose a root note and start constructing all the inversions on the same string as i did in the what are the guitar chord inversions article.

- Another good way is to play with the different shapes and see what works with what

- Another way is to start building chords from all inversions, just use the same notes and try to find the most common chords. You may even make some of your own chord shapes, the sky is the limit.

With that being said i wish you all best with your guitar chord inversions practice.

Guitar Chord Inversions Diagrams – The End :)




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