Intro notation

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oneilljs

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I am new to the guitar and am trying to learn a song, All We Sinners. The Intro reads like this:

|A/|D/A/|A/|D/A/|

I get the chords and I assume the | means measures but "/"'s I don't get. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff

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I am new to the guitar and am trying to learn a song, All We Sinners. The Intro reads like this:

|A/|D/A/|A/|D/A/|

I get the chords and I assume the | means measures but "/"'s I don't get. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: oneilljs

|A/|D/A/|A/|D/A/|

Typically a slash in that context indicates the measure is split between those 2 chords.

So, an A major chord for the entire first measure.

Then a D major chord for the first part of the second measure followed by an A major chord for the second part of the major chord.

Unfortunately, that doesn't specify how many beats, or how much of the measure. You'll need the sheet music or to listen to the song for that info.

Another possible use for the slash symbol is to indicate a slash chord. The first letter is the name of the chord, the second letter after the slash indicates the bass or lowest note used with the chord.

Hope this helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Originally Posted by: oneilljs

|A/|D/A/|A/|D/A/|

Typically a slash in that context indicates the measure is split between those 2 chords.

So, an A major chord for the entire first measure.

Then a D major chord for the first part of the second measure followed by an A major chord for the second part of the major chord.

Unfortunately, that doesn't specify how many beats, or how much of the measure. You'll need the sheet music or to listen to the song for that info.

Another possible use for the slash symbol is to indicate a slash chord. The first letter is the name of the chord, the second letter after the slash indicates the bass or lowest note used with the chord.

Hope this helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

oneilljs

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Thanks Christopher. BIG help!

All the best.

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Thanks Christopher. BIG help!

All the best.

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: oneilljs

Thanks Christopher. BIG help!

You're welcome! Glad it helped.

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Originally Posted by: oneilljs

Thanks Christopher. BIG help!

You're welcome! Glad it helped.

Christopher Schlegel
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