#1
Ok so i dont get when i see these in a tab(E5/Eb E5/D).... what do i play?
one, the other... or mabye both... somehow...?

can someone give me a helping hand?
#2
Well you play an E5 chord (0-2-X-X-X-X) with a Eb bass note, then an E5 with a D bass note so you can

Drop D and play (1-2-X-X-X-X) and then (0-2-X-X-X-X)
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#3
E5 is a power chord, Eb means E flat, E/D means Eb or D#(they're the same)
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#4
Powerchord :A basic chord, root on the letter before the 5, then two more notes on the next two strings, fretting two frets ahead of the root [i.e. E5 with a root on the 6th string in standard tuning [e] would be 022, get it? It gets the name "(root) 5" because its not a traditional chord, but rather, the root, the fifth interval and the root again.

EDIT: after reading the posts, seems I made a mistake. Not common but you take the root notes of the name before the slash and replace it with what's after the slash. I think. I'm not too familiar with chord inversions, haven't used them much. I think you keep the same fingering as the normal chord, except the lowest note is now what's after the slash.
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#5
The powerchord for clarity is not a chord but an interval. And usually the / is said "E5 over E Flat", I don't believe its a progression as Pulling Teeth does.

Quote by myself101
E/D means Eb or D#(they're the same)


I'm not sure I'm reading that correctly, but an E/D does not mean Eb or D#, it means E over D
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#6
k... **** basically all i needed to know if you make them into one chord or if you just play 2 chords...
**** you guys confuse me
#7
Drop D and Play these two intervals seprately


e|--------
B|--------
G|--------
D|-2--2---
A|-2--2---
D|-1--0---
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#9
Pulling Teeth, your right on the chord inversion of the /, that following note is the new bass note, but its really not that uncommon
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#10
Pulling Teeth, your right on the chord inversion of the /, that following note is the new bass note, but its really not that uncommon


I've never seen it in the stuff I play, or maybe I've never been reading/looking for it before, my bad.
#11
You people sure know how to talk confusing. I'll try and explain it better.

E5/Eb Means play an E5 chord with a Eb bass note. E5/D means play an E5 chord with a D bass note. A bass note, basically, being the lowest note you're playing.

You can't get an Eb or D on the E string though because it doesn't go low enough. Therefore you need to tune it down to a D, which you can tell as it should sound the same but an octave lower than your regular D string. So once you are tuned to DADGBe, you can just play it as horazonblade tabbed - just 2 easy chords.
#12
Quote by bouncingbassist
You can't get an Eb or D on the E string though because it doesn't go low enough. Therefore you need to tune it down to a D, which you can tell as it should sound the same but an octave lower than your regular D string. So once you are tuned to DADGBe, you can just play it as horazonblade tabbed - just 2 easy chords.

Or you could just voice it as

e|-----
B|-----
G|-----
D|--13-
A|--13-
E|--11-

or some other voicing.

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#13
"E5/Eb"? Sounds like a retarded powerchord to me. E-B-Eb? That's a susb9.
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