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Thread #165138 Message #3958939
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
28-Oct-18 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Chord Diagrams Exclude Bass E string?
Subject: RE: Chord Diagrams Exclude Bass E string?
I think the point has been made here that the chord diagrams referred to are presumably meant to be first inversion chord shapes, with the main note being the lowest sounding one, and so the sixth string would be muted for the A (and also B bar chord) shapes. However, if you are picking rather than strumming you can safely ignore them, which are for rhythm players and not necessarily the chord shapes you would use when finger picking.