The #1 Slash Chord On Guitar

Today we're going to dive right into the world of slash chords and learn a simple picking pattern. It's going to be a lot of fun, so let's get started!

First, we'll begin with a D chord. Play the normal D shape and then pull off your third or second finger on the second fret. Pick the root note on the fourth string, strum the rest of the chord, and then pull off that finger to hit the open E string. Next, pick the second string. That's the basic strumming pattern for this chord. It's also a nice strumming/picking pattern that you can use in a lot of other places as well. 

Now, let's move on to the D/F# chord. To create the F# bass note in this slash chord, stretch your thumb up and around to the second fret of the sixth string. Be careful not to include the fifth string in this chord to maintain clarity. The rest of the strumming pattern remains the same as before.

Finally, let's try a G chord. It's a simple strum that you're probably already familiar with. Now, let's put it all together.

There you have it—a simple application of slash chords! They're versatile and can add a unique flavor to your playing. Slash chords allow you to experiment and create interesting bass lines. So head over to, like, and subscribe for more lessons like this. We can't wait to see you again in the next one!

Remember, the journey of learning guitar is all about exploration and having fun. Slash chords are a great way to enhance your playing, so give them a try and let your creativity soar!

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    1. Sorry about that – the place in question is the F# note on the 2nd fret of the 1st string. We're removing that, to allow the open E to ring through, which helps to introduce a tiny bit of melody.

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