Major Scale Triad Inversions

Following the C-A-G-E-D system positions (6 positions in total if you count open position up the octave as being “different” to open position) practice playing various harmonic material.

Here I play all diatonic C major scale triads in Root position, 1st inversion and 2nd inversion.

First I play Root position triads (1-3-5) starting with C major. I alternate up and down each triad for example:

(up) C major  (down) D minor  (up) E minor  (down) F major etc.

1st inversion triads (3-5-1) :

– Start on the lowest note in each position (in this position the lowest note is B)

– Start with a 1st inversion triad starting on B (in this case it must be G major)

2nd inversion triads (5-1-3)

– Again, start on the lowest note in each position (B in this case)

– The 2nd inversion triad starting on B (in the C major scale) is Em

Suggested Practice:

3.5 minutes on Root Position triads  x 6 positions = 21 minutes

3.5 minutes on 1st inversion triads  x 6 positions = 21 minutes

3.5 minutes on 2nd inversion triads  x 6 positions = 21 minutes

Total = 1 hour 3 min

 

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