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How To Play Chord Inversions On The Piano

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How To Play Chord Inversions On The Piano

Playing chord inversions on the piano is easy, if we know the basics behind what forms the chords to invert.

There are three inversions possible on each major or minor triad. In this lesson, I show exactly how to carry out chord inversions on any key forming our root, upon which we build our Major or minor triads.

Chord inversions can also be built on  other chords apart from triads, but the number of inversions will vary.

When we build chord inversions on a Major 7, Dominant 7, or Major 6 for instance, we will definitely end up with four possible chord inversions.

For a better understanding on how to carry out chord inversions on Major triads and minor triads, watch the above video.

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When we carry out chord inversions, all we basically do, is change the positions of the notes that make up the chord.

For instance, instead of the the Perfect fifth remaining in the fifth position, we could easily invert it to take the third position, or be in the first position.

Similary, we could invert the Major third to the position of fifth in interval. By doing so, we are able to create inversions with distinguishable dominant tones to the ears.


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