Knowing a chord’s root note helps you play it cleaner. This knowledge also helps you recognize and play slash chords without thinking twice about it.
About David Hodge
Since joining <a href="http://www.guitarnoise.com/">Guitar Noise</a> in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being <a href="http://www.guitarnoise.com/books/idiots-guides-guitar-theory/">Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory</a>.