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root position

noun

, Music.
  1. the position of a triad in which the root is in the bass.


root position

noun

  1. music the vertical distribution of the written notes of a chord in which the root of the chord is in the bass See position inversion


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Word History and Origins

Origin of root position1

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example Sentences

The progression from vii6 to V in root-position or any inversion in the same measure, is good.

Plenty of phrases with the primary chords in root position must be taken before the other chords are treated.

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