Tenor Banjo Inversions
Major Chords
I
III
V
Minor Chords
I
III
V
7th Chords
I
III
V
VII
Augmented Chord
Diminished Chord
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Now that you see them, what are they used for? Chord Inversions are Chord Formations, known as: Forms I, III, V. Chord Inversions are Chord shapes that are special because if you move the shape anywhere on the fretboard (up or down) they will Still be a Major, Minor, 7th, Diminished or Augmented Chord---The only thing that changes is the Chord Name! In one position it may be a C major chord, move it to another position on the fretboard and it becomes another Major chord, but the shape of the chord does not change. The same is true for the Minor, 7th, Diminished and Augmented Chord Forms. Inversions are the basis for playing Chord Melody. The Black Dots indicate the "Root" note of that Chord.
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The Number on each note indicates which finger is used to hold the string down to form the chord.
Click on the       Below each chord to hear that chord played in the position shown.
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