Now that you see them, what
are they used for? Chord Inversions are Chord Formations, known as: Forms
I, III, V. They are special because if you move the shape anywhere on the
fretboard (up or down) they will Still be a Major, Minor, 7th, Diminished or
Augmented Chord---The only thing that changes, is the Chord Name! In one position
it may be a C major chord, move it to another position on the fretboard and
it becomes another Major chord, but the shape of the chord does not change.
The same is true for the Minor, 7th, Diminished and Augmented Chord Forms. Inversions
are the basis for playing Chord Melody. In Each of the Chord Forms above,
the Black Dot signifies the "Root"
note of the Chord. That is, the note the chord is named for.