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Topic: Does anyone know 3rd inversions?
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AuthorTopic:   Does anyone know 3rd inversions?
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posted: 3/23/2004 at 9:59:08 PM ET
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please help me with the 3rd inversions i have no clue what they are

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posted: 3/23/2004 at 11:54:23 PM ET
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Well, when dealing with triads as you hopefully know, you have root position, first inversion, and second inversion. You get to third inversion only when dealing with SEVENTH chords, meaning there are 4 notes in the chord. Say you have a seventh chord consisting of the notes C, E, G, Bb. In root position, the C is the lowest sounding note. In first inversion, E is the lowest. In second inversion, G is the lowest. And in third inversion Bb is the lowest note. So in other words, the seventh OF the seventh chord will be the bass note in third inversion, in this case, Bb. I hope I've made it clear enough

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