#1
Hey

I was just wondering about the basic theory behind special chords such as C/G and D/F# and chords like that.

I'm not actually sure how they're put together. I think I read somewhere that a C/G chord is basically a C chord with a G root note, but I could be entirely wrong for all I know.

Cheers in adv

Ray
#2
Yes... C/G would be a Cmaj chord with G as the bass/lowest note as D/F# would be a Dmaj chord with an F# as the bass/lowest note.

They're called slash chords.
#4
Those specific chords also happen to be inversions.

An inversion is when a different chord tone than the root is the lowest voiced tone.

C/G is C major in 2nd inversion; D/F# is D major in first inversion.

-Silly_willy_Sugar_pants
#5
Quote by Silly_willy_Sugar_pants
Those specific chords also happen to be inversions.

An inversion is when a different chord tone than the root is the lowest voiced tone.

C/G is C major in 2nd inversion; D/F# is D major in first inversion.

-Silly_willy_Sugar_pants

, i'm loving the new name.

But yeah, C/G is just inverted, and it has a different base note, it changes the first part of the 1-3-5 triad.
"Insecticon" of the Predacons Beast Wars Club
PM NightmareXT To Join!



You make me feel
Like a dog, you can see, my emotions
Is this for real, i'm a man
Sinking deep, in the ocean