Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by ambush, Dec 27, 2005.
Whats a bass note in a chord
Bass note refers to the note having teh least pitch.
eg. a chord being played is E minor then the notes being played will be: E, B, G
now u could play the chord in a way that E becomes the bass note, or u can play making B or G as the bass note - this is known as chord voicing.
Nice info man..
Em/G IS Em with a G as bass note
can we use any other notes other than B andG as alternate bass for Em
You can use pretty much any note you want to.....only if you want the chord to be Em, play it with an E,G or B bass note.
I think what he meant was that if you use any other note will it still be Em
It will..but the tonality will be slightly different.
For example if you use a C, the chord will be called Em/C.
An example of this would be With or without You, where ones of the guitars is playing only a D chord with changing bass notes.
thanks for the help guys
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