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Jazz Bass Lessons: Arpeggios: Basic Inversions - C Major

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C major, root position,
would have a root in the base, remember.
Let's make sure we have our C in tune.
So root position is literally just
[SOUND] one, three, five of the chord.
So that's the root, [SOUND] which is a C,
the third of the chord is an E.
[SOUND] And there's an open G so,
[SOUND] and
a good fingering is four, two, open.
So just roll back and forth on that a
little bit and just get that in your ear.
You've probably heard
this sound all your life.
Now, there's also a first inversion.
That's when we started in
the third of the chord.
So now we have,
so that's one on E, open G.
[SOUND] There's a C.
Make sure we have that,
so here's root position,
and here's first inversion.
Now, normally,
the second inversion is gonna go higher,
we're not gonna cover those positions yet,
so we'll go back down lower.
We'll put the G,
[SOUND] which is the fifth of the chord,
normally we would go higher.
We're gonna bring it down an octave and
play the fifth.
And the root, and the third.
This is called second inversion, where the
fifth of the chord is put on the bottom.
So you have one three five,
three, five, octave, and then five,
three, five, root three, sorry.
So that's C major.