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Thread #17666   Message #171256
Posted By: GUEST,Cris
31-Jan-00 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: Help: Chord Theory/Questions
Subject: RE: Help: Chord Theory/Questions
Neil, An inversion is a chord which uses one of the notes other than the root as the bass. For example, a C major chord is C-E-G, and a C chord in first inversion would be E-G-C, in second inversion this same chord would be G-C-E. The little "degree" after a chord symbol does mean diminished, this same circle with a slash through it signifies half diminished.

Hope this helps, it at least shows I've learned something in my Theory classes.