G chord inversions

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


  • G/B chord diagram


  • G/D chord diagram

Try in a chord progression

C - G/B - Am
Em - G/D - D

Theory of the G/B and G/D chords

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

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