bass note??

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by ambush, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Whats a bass note in a chord
  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    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.
  3. probuddha

    probuddha Aspiring Guitarist


    Nice info man..

    Thanks !!
  4. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_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
  5. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    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.
  6. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    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.
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    thanks for the help guys

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