Example 3


It is most logical to call this D/C because it consists of a b7th) D major triad with a C ( in the bass. You would be correct to call this D7 3rd inversion, but as this type of chord often appears in the context of a descending (seldom ascending) bass line, it can help to refer specifical­ly to the bass notes, rather than use ‘classical’ theoretica­l terms.

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