#1
I know this is a rather remedial question however,
when I see two chord names separataed by a slash (e.g. Em / B) what does this mean?

Thanks,
#3
i thought it means that you change the root note to the note on the right
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Ah very good point. Charlie__flynn, you've out smarted me


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#5
He bro,
That always confused me to, so don't feel bad. lets me use an example.
A C/G chord would be a basic C shape, but you would play a G note first, or in your bass. so, you have you basic C chord shape
E|--0--
B|--1--
G|--0--
D|--2--
A|--3--
E|-----
now, put a G note as your bass note, this is conveniently on your 3rd fret on your E string. so, a C/G chord would look like
E|--0--
B|--1--
G|--0--
D|--2--
A|--3--
E|--3--

So there ya go!

on a side note, slash chords are used a ton to show inversions, like you will notice that a G note is the fifth of a C chord, so this is actually a third inversion C chord. YAY!

P.S. the chord you named Em/B is the same way, the B note is the fifth of the Em chord, so it also is a third inversion.