Four Note Chord Inversions, 7th Chords
7th chords are constructed with four notes, the root, third, fifth and seventh. It can be played in four inversions; the root position, 1st, 2nd and also 3rd Inversion (Since it has four notes):
1st inversion (moves the root one octave higher):
2nd inversion (moves the third one octave higher):
3rd inversion (moves the fifth one octave higher):
All music chords can be inverted. As long as you don't change the notes; because then it turns into another chord!
A chord with three notes will give you three inversions of the same chord. With a four note chord, four inversions, and so on.
is still the same chord, but you have now more choices for a smooth
transition from one chord position to the next in what is called
harmonic progression or a chord progression.