Hey guys,

Ok, so just a quick little question

If you play a G#min7 chord in 3rd inversion with your right hand, (F#, G#, B, D#), but play a low G# with your left hand, is it still in 3rd inversion or is it written as root position??

Thanks
right, so for it to be in 3rd inversion, F# would have to be the lowest note?
cool, thanks for the help man
Quote by DiminishedFifth
If the G# is lower than the other notes... then it is in root position. Doesn't matter which hand is doing what.

Me thinks the force is strong with this one.
ok, just to elaborate on this.. Just say, we a re playing the G#min7 in 3rd inv. with the right hand and with the left you are playing F#.. but underneath that on a double bass (or just normal bass guitar) a G# (i know this would sound yuk) but, would it still be 3rd inversion or not?
You would be playing the chord in third inversion, but the chord heard would be in root position.
Ok... here we go.

If the root note (G#) is in the bass (the lowest note played), it is in root position.
If the B is in the bass, it is in first inversion.
If the D# is in the bass, it is in second inversion.
If the F# is in the bass, it is in third inversion.

It does not what who, what, when, why or how these notes get there... the only thing that does is which is in the bass. Hell, you could have a Didgeridoo playing the low F# and it would still be in third inversion.
Quote by DiminishedFifth
Ok... here we go.

If the root note (G#) is in the bass (the lowest note played), it is in root position.
If the B is in the bass, it is in first inversion.
If the D# is in the bass, it is in second inversion.
If the F# is in the bass, it is in third inversion.

It does not what who, what, when, why or how these notes get there... the only thing that does is which is in the bass. Hell, you could have a Didgeridoo playing the low F# and it would still be in third inversion.

this. period.
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