F chord inversions

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


  • F/A chord diagram


  • F/C chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

F/A - Bb - C - Dm
F/C - Bb - Am

Theory of the F/A and F/C chords

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

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