I've played piano for many years and just started learning guitar.
I've been learning the major 6th chords, but I've noticed that many videos and chord charts don't have any regard for the bass note that I would think of as the root on the piano.
The specific example is that they will say that a chord is a 6th, but it just doesn't sound right at all to me since it is really the minor 7th inversion. It does not sound the same to my ear at all, even though I know they are the same notes.
For example, if I play C E G A, where C is the lowest-pitched note, It has a very different feel to me than if I play A G C E, even though they are the same bundle of notes.
Am I missing something basic about how chords are perceived for guitar, or are there just many sloppy guitarists? If the latter, do I just have to muck around on the web until I find the fingerings that have the correct root?
Unlike other posts I've seen here, it doesn't bother me if there are extra notes, and I know different styles are supposed to be "sloppy" to sound right. I also understand that it can really depend on if you are playing with others (e.g. the bass player supplies the root) or if you are trying to focus on other things like the melody. I just want to fill this gap in my understanding and learn how to supply the root if I'm playing solo.