Many people get all confused when chords are turned upside down. They recognize them when they are in root position, but when you stand them on their head…well, it gets kind of fuzzy for folks.
That’s understandable. We grow up playing chords in root position, which means that the name of the chord is on the bottom, with the other two notes an interval of a 3rd above each other. (E is a 3rd above C, and G is a 3rd above E). For example, when we play the C chord in root position, C is the lowest note in the chord, so it seems obvious that it is the C chord.
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