Example leonard cOHEN STYLE
[Bar 16] Chords with bass notes other than the root (slash chords) are fantastic writing devices and this E/G# is one such example – see how it provides a smooth bridge from the preceding G major and into the following A minor as the bass only has to move a semitone each time. 2 Acoustic
[Bar 21] Barre chords were a common feature of Cohen’s acoustic playing so make sure you can fret the F with sufficient pressure to make all strings sound.
[Bar 25] Here’s another example of that smooth bass line movement between chords as we travel from A minor to A minor 7, then G, D7/F# and finally F.
[Bar 29] This is another example of bass movement that songwriters like to use – the E bass note doesn’t belong to the D minor chord but allows us to make a smooth transition to the F major. Although these are relatively simple examples to play, making sure they are performed perfectly is your goal.