Definition of Interval Inversion in Music

Interval Inversion To invert an interval means moving the lowest note an octave higher. The higher note becomes the lower and the lower note becomes the higher. Example: Let’s invert the interval: Diminished fifth: B – F The inversion is: Augmented forth: F – B When an interval is inverted: major intervals invert to minor intervals and minor intervals invert to major. (Major <-> Minor) perfect intervals invert to perfect. (Perfect <->Perfect) augmented intervals invert to diminished intervals and diminished intervals invert to augmented. (Augmented <->Diminished) the new interval is 9 minus the old interval Triad Inversion The lowest note is called the bass note. Triad inversion is moving the bass note an octave higher. First inversion First inversion means moving the root note an octave higher. The third note of the chord now becomes the bass note. Second inversion Second inversion moves the third note (bass note) an octave higher. The fifth note of the chord now becomes the bass note. Seventh Chord Inversion Same as triad inversion, the lowest note is called the bass note. First inversion First inversion moves the root note an octave higher. The third note of the chord becomes the bass note in first inversion. Second inversion Second inversion moves the third note (bass note) an octave higher. The fifth note of the chord now becomes the bass note in second inversion. Third inversion Third inversion moves the fifth note (bass note) an octave […]

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