I'm playing the following voicing of a C7 chord on the guitar:
Strictly speaking this would be denoted as a
C7/A♯ slash chord.
But I'm trying to figure out what voicing name this would have.
Is this just a 3rd inversion or some other voicing name?
Let me explain why I'm confused...
C7 in close position would be:
1 (C), 3 (E), 5 (G), ♭7 (B♭)
For me to construct the voicing shown in the image above, I would (in a practical sense), see that I needed to drop the ♭7 by an octave so it was played on the
D string of the guitar. Which would then require me to move the root (
C) up an octave (as I couldn't play both the ♭7 and the root on the same string).
In doing that, from a degree perspective, what we have now is:
♭7 (B♭), 3 (E), 5 (G), 1 (C)
Because the ♭7 is now in bass position, this suggests the voicing is a 3rd inversion of the chord. But the remaining degrees are not in order. Does that matter?
e.g. I would've thought a strict 3rd inversion to be
♭7, 1, 3, 5
On a side note: I've been led to believe there are scenarios where a voicing could be called something like "drop n of n inversion", is that correct? I don't think that would apply to my primary question above. But I believe what I would've called a "drop 2 of Cmaj7" (just for example) could also have been called a "drop 2 of Cmaj7 2nd inversion" because the particular voicing I would likely use on the four high strings - d,g,b,e - would have the 5th degree in the bass position, which by definition is kinda of like a 2nd inversion of the chord