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Like... in an A-chord the root-note is the lowest A..
E-chord the lowest E etc. etc. etc.
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Quote by The_0thersid3
Yeah thats simple English!

/jk


Any way thanks for the help, am i right in thinking that the lowest note on the chord is the root note?



Usually it is, but occasionally it will be written like D/F# so in that F# would be the lowest
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Quote by The_0thersid3
Yeah thats simple English!

/jk


Any way thanks for the help, am i right in thinking that the lowest note on the chord is the root note?


No, not always, you could be playing a chord Inversion
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Quote by The_0thersid3
Ok thanks.

So if i say the root note is the deepest sounding note in the chord and this is the note that tells you what chord you are playing.



it's the tonal center of the chord.

D F A
F A D
A F D
D A F

doesn't matter which one of those you play (assuming you're playing just those notes) it will be a D minor chord, thus making the root of the chord D.