#1
I thought I knew how to read chord notation but I don't understand what it means when the chord is given as D/C. Is that "Play D and then C"? Or what?

Like in George Harrison "If Not For You":

--------- G D/C ------------------- G D/C
If not for you babe, I couldn't even find the door
#3
seriously though it means a D major chord where the lowest note is a C (which would make it, in sum, a D7). not sure how you're expected to voice that.
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#4
Quote by Eastwinn
seriously though it means a D major chord where the lowest note is a C (which would make it, in sum, a D7). not sure how you're expected to voice that.


Probably x30232 in standard tuning. Pretty awkward though.

Maybe 8x777x would be smarter but then the D major part of that isn't in it's first inversion. Has a little different flavor, but that might be desirable.
#5
They're called slash chords. In the case of a D/C chord, it's a D major chord with a C as the bass note.
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