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. Jan 11, 2014 at 11:00
  • The A string could be played on 2nd fret, and yes, what's wrong with top open ?
    – Tim
    Apr 14, 2014 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!

  • You are correct, sir.
    – Anonymous
    Apr 12, 2011 at 20:20

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