Jazz Piano School, Ep 8: Triad Inversions

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Triad inversions are more powerful than you might think. If you aren’t already using them for pop and rock songs or even jazz, then you definitely should be! Learning all your possible inversion combinations for all your major and minor triads is going to be extremely useful when we get into more complicated ways to spice up our tunes. Make sure you pay close attention to this episode!

Inversions

  • Inversions are playing a triad or chord using the same notes, but switching the order of the notes
  • Root position – When the root, ( the letter of the chord) is on the the bottom of the piano, (the left side).
  • 1st Inversion – This is when the 3rd of the chord is on the bottom.
  • 2nd Inversions – This is when the 5th of the chord is on the bottom.

All Major Triad Inversions
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All Minor Triads Inversions
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