Chord Inversions: Triads & Seventh Chords


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In a C major scale of CDEFGABC, which three notes would compose the normal C major triad chord?

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1. Which of these shows a normal C major triad, with the first in the bass position?

2. What defines an inverted chord?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet and quiz, you'll be tested on chord inversions, including triads and seventh chords. Find out how much you know about things like the C major scale and the bass position in a C major triad.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will guide you over these areas:

  • What an inverted chord is
  • Where the first is in the first inversion
  • When a third inversion is possible

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of chord inversions to recognize when a third inversion is possible
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of an inverted chord
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about C major scales and triads

Additional Learning

You'll cover more music theory with the lesson called Chord Inversions: Triads & Seventh Chords. The subjects in the lesson are as follows:

  • Chords and what they're composed of
  • What a triad is and how it's formed
  • A second inversion and where the bass position is in it