Minor triad inversions

The inversions of the minor triad chord.

In the tables below the different inversions of the minor triad chord are positioned on the guitar fretboard.

  • First inversion – interval: 1, b3, 5
  • Second inversion – interval: b3, 5, 1
  • Third inversion – interval: 5, 1, b3

The inversions below can be moved along the guitar fretboard and it is the root note (that is all the [1]:s) that determines the key of the chord.

See also intervals on the fretboard.

Inversions on the guitar fretboard

The different positions and inversions on the fretboard in the tables below can be achived by just lowering the third to a minor third in the fretboard tables for the major triad chord.

Minor inversions 1-3

Minor triad inversions on the fretboard strings 1 to 3.

   *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *   
S1[5][1][b3]
S2[b3][5][1]
S3[1][b3][5]
S4
S5
S6

Minor inversions string 2-4

Minor triad inversions on the fretboard strings 2 to 4.

   *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *   
S1
S2[b3][5][1]
S3[1][b3][5]
S4[5][1][b3]
S5
S6

Minor inversions string 3-5

Minor triad inversions on the fretboard strings 3 to 5 .

   *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *   
S1
S2
S3[1][b3][5]
S4[5][1][b3]
S5[b3][5][1]
S6

Minor inversions string 4-6

Minor triad inversions on the fretboard strings 4 to 6.

   *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *   
S1
S2
S3
S4[5][1][b3]
S5[b3][5][1]
S6[1][b3][5]

Minor triad – all strings

Minor triad inversions on the fretboard for all strings.

   *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *      *   
S1[5][1][b3][5]
S2[b3][5][1]
S3[1][b3][5]
S4[5][1][b3]
S5[1][b3][5][1]
S6[5][1][b3][5]