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Slash Chords (Guitar Lesson CH-007) How to play

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    Hola, people. How' re you doing.
    Justin here.
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    In this little lesson today
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    we're going to be having a chat
    about slash chords.
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    Now, I'm sure many of you
    have seen things like D/F#
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    and wondered what it meant,
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    may be it was two chords at the same time.
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    Well, luckily for you,
    I'm here to explain it to you,
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    and it's really, really simple.
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    All slash chords are,
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    are indicating a different
    base note for the chord
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    and a lot of the times, you don't even have to
    worry about playing that base note
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    because the bass player will be playing it.
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    So, if you see, say, the chord D/F#
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    all it's meaning is it's a D chord,
    "slash", with an F# base note.
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    That's all it is.
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    Chord, "/", base note.
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    Now, sometimes,
    this can be incredibly easy.
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    If we took, say, a regular Em chord
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    Now, if it was Em/B,
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    all you'd have to do
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    is play it with starting
    from the 5th string,
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    and just leave off that thickest string,
    which was the note E.
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    Because now the lowest note,
    the bass note of the chord,
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    is the note B.
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    .♪
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    Now, that's the principle of it
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    and it's really, really, really that simple.
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    Of course, in order to be able
    to find your own slash chords,
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    you need to know what the notes are
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    at least on the thickest two strings,
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    because that's usually
    where you'd put that base note
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    is on one of those two strings, so
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    making...
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    an essential skill really
    for all of you guys
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    would be knowing the notes
    on the bottom two strings,
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    because you need that
    for your power chords,
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    your barre chords, your scales
    and everything. So,
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    make sure you get that down
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    and you can kind of make up
    your slash chords yourself.
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    Just pick any chord and then
    try and figure out
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    what it sounds like
    with a different base note.
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    You might go: "Well, here's a D chord."
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    "I wonder what it sounds like
    if I put a C base note on it."
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    "Where's the C? OK, there's a C there
    on the 5th string there."
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    So, if I move my third finger
    over to play that
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    and put my little finger
    back where it was before:
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    Pretty funky sounding chord:
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    Not a very common one, probably,
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    but it's a slash chord,
    and you can really do
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    any chord with any base note.
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    A lot of more complex jazz stuff
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    has some pretty outrageous slash chords in it
    that sound pretty dissonant.
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    You get your D#/C, or
    whatever it sounds a bit, here
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    Things like that, you know.
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    They sound pretty outside, you know,
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    But... And they're not really that common.
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    For a beginner guitar player,
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    which I'm guessing you are
    if you're not so sure what slash chords are,
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    or maybe you're a great guitar player
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    and you just never discovered
    slash chords before,
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    there are a few really common ones
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    which I wanna go through with you now and,
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    I'll explain it in a bit of a
    close-up for you, I think.
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    So, let's go CLOSE.
    Let's get closer!
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    Regular D chord,
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    and one of the most common
    slash chords is D/F#
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    Now, hopefully some of you know already,
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    but that note there is the note F#.
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    So, if we've got a D chord
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    And we want to put a F# base on it,
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    there's a couple of ways of doing it.
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    First of all, you could
    wrap your thumb around
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    Now, you can play that 5th string there if you want.
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    I usually let the thumb mute that string.
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    I think it sounds a bit sweeter,
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    but that's really your call.
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    But the getting the thumb over
    can be quite a hard technique,
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    and a much more common way of
    playing that chord
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    is like this:
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    with first finger on the F#.
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    That also mutes the fourth...
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    This string is muted
    by the underneath of the first finger.
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    The D string is open.
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    Second finger on the 2nd fret
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    And third finger on the 3rd fret.
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    And that thinnest string is also muted.
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    This is a really common way of playing it.
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    Now, one of the most common movements
    is to go from G:
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    to D with an F# base:
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    to Em:
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    and back again maybe to D with an F# base.
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    G
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    D with an F# base.
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    You can see that coming from the G
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    the third finger is staying where it is,
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    second finger is going down,
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    first finger is going over to the base:
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    and then to Em,
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    The first finger comes back over,
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    second finger goes up,
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    and third finger comes off:
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    Sometimes it sounds nice
    to leave that one there as well:
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    Then you get an Em7.
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    But that's a really common...
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    Really common song...
    or movement in songs, I should say.
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    So that's your D with an F# base.
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    Either like that...
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    You can play it like that as well.
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    It's not an uncommon way to play it,
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    you could play it just with your 1st finger
    reaching over, (♪)
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    or like that (♪).
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    It doesn't really matter
    what fingers you use, to be honest,
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    you'd use different fingers
    in different circumstances.
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    That's a D/F#, really common one.
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    Now, another common one is G with a B base.
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    So there's a regular G chord:
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    and this note here with your first finger,
    that's the note B.
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    So, if you're using the tip of your
    1st finger there to mute the 6th string,
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    You've now got a G with a B base.
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    Now, that's a good way of playing
    it if it's by itself,
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    but usually, it's found
    in between the chords
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    G (♪)
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    Sorry!
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    C (♪)
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    G/B (♪)
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    and Am (♪).
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    So, if you're going to do it that way,
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    it's a lot easier to finger it:
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    This is C chord,
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    now, second finger moves over to the B,
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    third finger comes off
    and little finger goes down on the note D
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    making sure that the 6th string is muted.
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    The tip of that second finger is pressing up there
    to mute the 6th string.
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    Little finger is also muting the first string.
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    Although, it doesn't hurt really, to...
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    If you want to have that open E string open,
    it often sounds nice,
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    but it's not officially part of the chord,
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    and then you can see your
    hand's already kind of in position (♪)
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    for the Am (♪).
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    And then back to G/B,
    second finger steps over,
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    other two fingers lift off,
    little finger goes down.
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    There's your G/B (♪)
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    C (♪)
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    G/B (♪)
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    Am (♪)
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    G/B (♪)
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    Can make a nice little song out there
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    C (♪)
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    G/B (♪)
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    Am (♪)
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    Now, here's a common one as well:
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    Am with a G base.
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    So, just reaching over
    with the little finger there
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    to hit the note G.
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    So, that would be an Am/G.
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    Not that hard, really. Is it?
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    Or, instead of that, you might go:
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    G/B (♪)
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    Am (♪)
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    Then you might go G (♪)
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    D/F# (♪)
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    Em (♪)
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    Often follows vocals.
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    It's used in "Wonderwall" and
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    and "Miss American Pie"
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    There's hundreds of songs
    that use these kind of movements.
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    Now, another really nice little one
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    that you might experiment with is A chord.
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    Now, maybe a lot of you've learned A chord
    like this, or like this,
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    or whatever.
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    If you're going to do slash chords,
    generally you play A with a little barre.
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    Making sure the thinnest string again,
    that one up there, is muted
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    with the underneath of your first finger.
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    So you're pressing down just three strings.
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    Now, a really nice common one
    is to reach over with that third finger
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    I'm playing A with a C# base.
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    It's just a really nice sound
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    D (♪)
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    A/C# (♪)
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    E.
    That's a common movement.
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    There's lots and lots of songs
    that use these things.
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    So, that's A with a C# base,
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    but we could have, say,
    A chord with a G base:
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    See? It's just really...
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    It's an A chord
    and you can put on whatever bass you want,
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    you could put an F# base.
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    Play the A with your third finger:
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    Do that, that would be an A/F#
    (♪)
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    Also called F#min7, but you could call it
    A/F#, so it'd be cool.
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    You could put an F base on it.
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    Pretty wacky sounding chord, but it still works.
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    You can really...
    You can go mad with these things.
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    Another really common one
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    -- I'm just trying to get you
    as many common ones as I can here --
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    This is C chord
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    C with a G base, C/G.
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    There's your G note.
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    So, you just move that finger from the C
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    pluck it on the old G there.
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    Now the 5th string is muted.
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    C with a G base. C/G.
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    Really common in country.
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    C
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    C/G
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    You kind of do that for
    another reason, but it still...
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    That's what it is.
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    C. C/G.
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    You can really go mad with them.
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    So, I hope after that
    you are not scared of seeing slash chords anymore.
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    It does take a little while to get used
    to learning all of the different shapes.
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    Because there's so many
    variations possible,
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    There are kind of a lot
    of slash chords to learn,
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    but what I'd recommend is
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    having a little bit of an
    experiment yourself and
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    seeing, you know, what chord
    you can put what base note with
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    And see if you can come up
    with some funky chords, you know.
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    Especially if you're a song writer,
    and you can really get...
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    It's a nice way of kind of
    getting a bit creative with a simple idea.
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    So, I hope you enjoyed that.
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    Please subscribe, if you haven't already,
    to the channel
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    and go and check out the web site
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    where I'll stick some little chord boxes
    and stuff like that
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    up for this lesson.
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    So, I hope you're all good,
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    take of yourselves,
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    See you later from sunny London.
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    Later, bye!
Titel:
Slash Chords (Guitar Lesson CH-007) How to play
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Justin's Completely Free, Guitar Chords Lessons. This is Lesson CH-007.

In this lesson we look at Slash Chords. What they are and how to play them.

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Taught by Justin Sandercoe.

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