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If you purchased my eBook "Play Any Piano Chord Now", the following will make perfect sense to you. You will also understand this lesson if you are familiar with piano chord structure. If you are not up on chord structure and you have not purchased my eBook, then this information will not make much sense to you. In this case, a good place to start is to purchase "Play Any Piano Chord Now" which you can get by clicking on the piano image to the right.

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     Piano Chord Inversions

Piano chord inversion refers to the "rearranging" of the intervals or tones (notes) of a chord into a different order. Throughout the "Play Any Piano Chord Now" eBook lessons we have worked with 3 note (triad) chords in their root positions. This means we have formed the chord with the root in the bottom or lowest (starting) position. (C major has been formed C,E,G) (F minor is F,Ab,C) and (A major is A,C#,E), ...you get the idea.

Now, to add some "color" to your playing we will look at musical chord inversions. Using the same chords lets start with a different note as the bottom or lowest (starting) tone (note) and move the root note to the highest position.. C major would be E,G,C...F minor would be Ab,C,F...and A major would be C#,E,A. This is known as a 1st (first) inversion.

So, you have probably guessed that a musical  chord inversion that begins with the last note as the bottom or lowest (starting) tone (note) and the root note in the middle is called a...2nd (second) inversion. Again using our same three chords, C major would be G,C,E, ... F minor would be C,F,Ab, ... and A major would be E,A,C#.

Working with 3 note chords (triads), the maximum musical chord inversions you can have is two. Obviously as chords become more complex; sevenths, ninths, thirteen's, etc. the greater the number of chord inversions. These will be covered in up-coming eBooks, we will let you know about availability in future emails, or you can check the web site for more on chords. You should practice the different inversions for all the major and minor triad chords you have learned so far.

You will find that the different arrangements of tones (notes) within the chords gives "new" sounds to your playing...even though they are the same chords. Practice these chord inversions with both hands until you can play them smoothly and easily. When playing songs try to find the chord form that sounds best.

Although this chord inversion discussion has been directed at the piano player, these principals apply to any musical instrument you may choose to play.

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