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#1 2010-02-28 18:50:31

kairos
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C/G ?

Hi,
I am sure it has been asked many times before but when you see  for instance C/G
on a chord sequence how are you meant to play it? ( yes that's how it is written above the song complete with the forward slash). I tend to play finger style  so I am making up the melody within the chord sequence. If that makes sense!
Many thanks
Kairos.

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#2 2010-02-28 21:19:22

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Re: C/G ?

yes it has been asked a few times the C/G is a slash chord the note to the left of the slash C is the chord the note to the right of the slash G is the lowest note played within the chord so its a C chord with a G root  this can be played as 33210 or GCECE (1st posistion open) smile


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#3 2010-02-28 22:34:24

kairos
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Re: C/G ?

Thanks Russell,
I noticed you have left the upper G string out ? and as you have followed on by naming the strings it is not a typo! Can you tell me why or am I just missing something.
If it is a typo I apologise for being pedantic.
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Kairos.

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#4 2010-02-28 22:52:26

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Re: C/G ?

Pedantic? Wow that there's a big word. You must be real smart, so I want to give you a warm welcome to chordie. Lord knows we can use some smarts around here. smile

I'm no theory genius, but I believe Russ made a typo. Here's how I play the C/G.

http://www.justinguitar.com/images/BCv2_images/191-C_G-chord-v2.gif

And for a brief lesson on slash chords, here's an often recommended resource. justinguitar.

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-191-E … -chord.php


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#5 2010-02-28 23:14:40

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Re: C/G ?

topdown wrote:

Pedantic? Wow that there's a big word. You must be real smart, so I want to give you a warm welcome to chordie. Lord knows we can use some smarts around here. smile

I'm no theory genius, but I believe Russ made a typo. Here's how I play the C/G.

http://www.justinguitar.com/images/BCv2 … ord-v2.gif

And for a brief lesson on slash chords, here's an often recommended resource. justinguitar.

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-191-E … -chord.php

plus one...that's it.


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#6 2010-03-01 03:17:09

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Re: C/G ?

oops!! Russell did make a typo sad sorry about that it shoud be 332010 (frets) or GCEGCE (notes) I have been playing chess all day and my mind took a brief vacation cant say it wont happen again lol nice chart there top and you have included the fingering for the chord very helpful smile


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#7 2010-03-01 20:11:13

kairos
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Re: C/G ?

Thanks Russell and Topdown. The video clip was a great help.
I have only just discovered this site I will certainly be returning.
Now where was I Oh yes D/F#

Thanks again,
kairos.

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