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I'm trying to play E/G#. I found this, but what is that symbol on the 4th string?

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Why is the e1 string X-ed out? It's an E Major chord after all. –  András Hummer Jan 11 '14 at 11:00
The A string could be played on 2nd fret, and yes, what's wrong with top open ? –  Tim Apr 14 '14 at 17:17

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The circle around the dot usually means that that note is the ROOT note of the chord. In this case, E!

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You are correct, sir. –  Anonymous Apr 12 '11 at 20:20

An open circle could mean an open string, or in some cases a harmonic. In this case E is indeed your root and an open string.

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They are talking about the D string and how there is a circle around the dot. –  Dom Jan 9 '14 at 20:43
He is asking about the circle around the note –  Basstickler Jan 10 '14 at 0:08
@Paul - it cannot be an E and an open, that makes it D. –  Tim Apr 14 '14 at 17:20

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