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Guitar Slash Chords
Altered Bass Note Guitar Chords
By Shawn Bradshaw

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Guitar Slash chords. Even though the name sounds violent, these chords are actually quite peaceful. A slash chord is just a guitar chord with bass note other than the root.

Suggested prerequisites for this lesson:

Notes on the neck or the guitar - Learn the names of the notes on every string, every fret.

Basic Chord Construction - learn the basic music theory behind chord construction and how it is applied to the guitar.

 

Decoding the
Guitar Chord Symbol

guitar slash chord   The way that you pronounce this chord is either "D slash F sharp" or "D with a F sharp in the bass".

guitar slash chord   The letter to the left of the slash is the name of the chord, so this is a D chord.

guitar slash chord   Slash

guitar slash chord   The letter you see to the right of the slash is the bass note, or lowest sounding note of the chord. Normally in a D chord the lowest sounding note is D. But in a D/Fsharp chord, the lowest sounding note is a Fsharp (F sharp).

 

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Guitar Slash Chord Lesson
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Decoding the guitar chord symbol
The basics of how to play guitar slash chords
Chord Inversions
Hybrid Chords
Common major guitar slash chords
Common minor guitar slash chords
Essential major triad shapes for slash chords
Essential minor triad shapes for slash chords



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