Essential Slash Chords

Slash chords are variations on the chords you already know. You’re simply changing the bass note of the chord. Tons to get into here!


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“Collective Soul - December” is a really good one too!

the image for G/F# is wrong in the video and on the website. It says we should use the second finger for F#, but you actually use the first finger in the video (which is definitely more convenient ;-)).

Thanks for the lesson!

It would be great to have a PDF available for this one :slight_smile:

This lesson is so long. :pleading_face: :pleading_face:

Really like the lesson on using some of these chord forms as transitions to chord progressions. I noticed a while back that Justin’s student Tammy plays the D/F# sans thumb and my anatomy seems similar in that my thumb doesn’t reach around the neck well enough to mute the 5th string.

Are there some techniques to improving the mute? Is there some palm muting going on in conjunction with the fret hand muting?

@kevguitar For the chord D/F# you do not need to mute the 5th string.
I know many chord diagrams will show an X against the 5th string but given that you are expanding it from its normal 4-string chord status to a 6-string chord, and given that A is a note in the chord, if it gets played it is fine - so long as your ears like the sound.

Hope that helps.
Cheers :smiley:
| Richard_close2u | Community Moderator, Official Guide, JustinGuitar Approved Teacher

I have a lot of trouble with the G/B option 2 - I can’t seem to lift my 3rd finger high enough to clear the strings while also lying my 4th finger flat to mute the 1st string. Any tips?

You could mute the 1st string with the palm of your hand, rather than a finger.

You mean this one?

You could try an alternative fingering of using your 3rd finger on the B string.
Whatever works for you and your fingers.
Or try muting the high e string with your spare index finger (the underside).
Hope that helps.

Cheers :smiley:

| Richard_close2u | Community Moderator, Official Guide, JustinGuitar Approved Teacher

Thanks for the tips! Using fingers 1 and 3 works a lot better, but I find I can also (nearly) use 2 and 4 if I focus on using my index to mute the first string. Something to practice!