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so why don't we play the low E string too? Same goes for open A chords.
But then again I'm crap and nobody told me not to.
like in the case of the C chord, then you'd call it C/E (C with the low E bass) ...something like that?
but I've NEVER thought about it this way before. We do play the high E. I've played guitar for years and that's never crossed my mind. Mental innit.
It's a bit like when you find a hair growing on your shoulder that's about 6 inches long and you don't understand who you've not ever noticed it before.
the root note or first note played is usually the note that u hear first therefore defines the sound of the chord, theres nothing stopping you adding the low E in a C chord but it would sound shit and not like a C chord anymore
It sounds lovely, and makes a lot of sense as an alternative to the E.
Nice chord that, nice and full sounding.
not just the actual note *names*. If you put an E in the bass, then the relationship between that E and the next C is an augmented fifth.
Whereas the relationship between C and the next E is a major third.
Though, you can often find thirds in the bass almost as passing notes, in order to create tension...but they usually need something to resolve to.
on a banjo the first note of a Cmajor is an 'e' followed by a 'g' and a 'c' (and another high 'e'), on ukes the lowest note is rarely the same as the chord name. Dont think it matters as long as the three notes are in there in some order. Think its called inversions or something. its interesting because major chords also have a minor relationship in them (e.g Cmajor has e and g) and minor chords have major relationships in them (eg Eminors g and b) so if you mix up the notes you can change the feel of a chord whilst still fitting in