#1
i keep seeing chords such as c/b, a/g, d/c, etc. when i put my mouse over them on the chord sheets, it only tells me how to play one of those chords. How do play these chords?
THIS IS MY SIG. BE JEALOUS.
#2
They're called slash chords. For C/B, you would play a C major chord, with a B in the bass (as the lowest note). So [x 2 2 0 1 0] would be C/B.
#3
theyre called inverted chords
the first letter is the root
the second is the new root

or something along those lines

edit: or not you cant trust books these days huh
#4
Quote by Shaggy_420
theyre called inverted chords
the first letter is the root
the second is the new root

or something along those lines

Slash chords and inversions aren't exactly the same thing, but a chord can be both.

An inversion is when the notes of a chord are rearranged. C major is C E G; the first inversion of that would be E G C, and the second inversion is G C E. These are from the bottom up.

So C/G could be a 2nd inversion if it's played like this: [3 3 2 0 1 0] (G C E G C E), but not if it's played like this: [3 3 5 5 5 3] (G C G C E G).

C/F is just a slash chord, not an inversion, as F isn't part of a C major chord.
Last edited by blue_strat at Dec 17, 2009,