Watch the Lesson 6 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 4: Rhythm Principles

Lesson 6 - Triad Inversion Defined is a video guitar lesson presented by Howard Morgen and is sourced from Fingerboard Breakthrough.


When the lowest note of any of the four qualities of triad (major, minor, augmented, or diminished) is other than the root, the triad is said to be inverted. Triads voiced with the third in the bass is said to be in 1st inversion.

Figure 1 and 1a illustrate how a root position (R – 3 – 5) A major triad voiced on the fourth set of three strings (4/3) can be converted into a 1st inversion (3 – 5 – R) A major triad, voiced on the third set of three strings (3/3). The root position shape is inverted (for the first time) by simply... > Continued in manual (click Chart button above).