C chord inversions

C/E and C/G are the first and second inversions of the C major. This means that the bass tone is shifting from C to E or G. Both these chords are also referred to as slash chords.


  • C/E chord diagram


  • C/G chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

C/E - F - G
G - C/G - G

Theory of the C/E and C/G chords

Both chords consist of the notes C, E, G. The difference is that the order of notes shifts. In the first inversion is E the bass note and in the second inversion is G the bass note.

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