#1
This might be a dodgy question but i was just curious. When constructing chords, does the order of the notes matter? or is it just the triad then any repeats of it?

eg C major - CEG

---0--------------- E 3
---1--------------- C 1
---0--------------- G 5
---2--------------- E 3
---3--------------- C 1
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So would the order of the notes be the notes in the triad and keeps repeating in the same order until theres no more strings to fret? Otherwise it would be a different voicing/inversions?

This might not make sense but i appreciate your feedback

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#2
the order does matter, in the sense that the root note matters most. if you change the order of notes, you have what are known as 'inversions'.


for example, a normal C chord is made up of CEG in that order, low to high. root, third, fifth. If you took the root note and moved it to the very top making EGC you have the first inversion of a C chord.


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#3
The notes is what makes the chord, not the order.

as you know-a C-chord can also be played like this:

e--3 G 5
B--5 E 3
G--5 C 1
D--5 G 5
A--3 C 1
E---

same notes, different order- same chord just another inversion
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#4
Quote by backtothe70s
The notes is what makes the chord, not the order.

as you know-a C-chord can also be played like this:

e--3 G 5
B--5 E 3
G--5 C 1
D--5 G 5
A--3 C 1
E---

same notes, different order- same chord just another inversion


not really a different inversion, as inversion would imply a different bass note (eg: for the first inversion C/E, for the 2nd inversion C/G)

x32010 and x35553 are just different voicings

like said, if you want to play a C major chord you just need to play C, E and G, in any order you want, most likely with C as the lowest note
#5
e------
B------
G-12--0
D-10--2
A-10--3
E-12--3


These are 2 inversions of C Major chord, first with E as a root note, second with G as a root note.
When the third is in the root, it's called first inversion. (E)
When the fifth is in the root, it's second inversion.(G)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversion_(music)
Hope this will help.
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#6
Quote by seljer
not really a different inversion, as inversion would imply a different bass note (eg: for the first inversion C/E, for the 2nd inversion C/G)

x32010 and x35553 are just different voicings

like said, if you want to play a C major chord you just need to play C, E and G, in any order you want, most likely with C as the lowest note


aaaah, voicings^^ Sry about that mistake, the musical therms in english is something I have yet to learn. always mix things up
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#7
Quote by backtothe70s
aaaah, voicings^^ Sry about that mistake, the musical therms in english is something I have yet to learn. always mix things up

ah, understandable. No problem
#8
ah thanks guys! So really it doesn't really matter about which notes go in which order, which may lead to unexpected and good sounding voicing.

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