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Chords Leve l 2
Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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It is important to learn the names of the notes
that you can use in the bass strings. This chart
shows the names of the single notes in the
first five frets. Learn these names off by
heart. The rules of the alphabet apply to these
single notes as did the rules apply to the
naming of the bar chords. Remember that B-C
and E-F are a semitone apart. All the other
naturals are a tone apart and have the
accidentals in between.
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
A
A#/Bb
B
A#/Bb
B
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
D
A
E
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
A
A#/Bb
B
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
An easy way to learn many of the bass note
names is know that the lowest note of most
chords has the same name as the chord e.g. a
G note is the lowest note of the G chord. This
lowest note that has the same name as the
chord is called the tonic note. Here are the
common chords with their tonic notes -
A, Am , A7
String 5 open which is therefore an A note.
C String 5 fret 3 which is therefore a C note.
D String 4 open which is therefore a D note.
E, Em , E7
String 6 open which is therefore an E note.
F
String 4 fret 3 which is therefore an F note.
G, G7 String 6 fret 3 which is therefore a G note.
Quite often chords can be played with an
unusual bass note.
This is shown this way –
You can see why they are called “Slash Chords”
D / C or D
C
Frets - 1 3 5 7 9 12