I was messing around on one of my guitars one day and stumbled upon this interesting ascending progression. I ended up writing a song using the progression even though I wasn't even sure what the names of the ascending chords were.
Here is what it sounds like:
I looked up the chord names on a reverse chord name finder and learned that the names of the chords I play in the progression are G - Gsus2 - G - G - C. Apparently each of the ascending chords is a derivation or inversion of the G-major chord. But they all sound different. The bass note in the G chord variants are G - A - B - D respectively, and the chords are played by moving up the fret-board from the open G position all the way to the tenth fret inversion of G major (with a D in the bass).
Here is the way the G chords look (note open or muted strings at far left of each chart):
Is there a name for this type ascending inversions of a repeating chord with a different bass note in each inversion? Or a term that commonly describes this device? It's not very common in the music I listen to but it sounds really cool.