Fm/Eb guitar chord chart with explanation

Fm/Eb

Slash-Chord. On the left side of the slash you have a chord, on the right side you see the lowest tone (bass).

Here we have a Cm (C minor) chord with its minor 7th Bb in the bass. You might therfore write it Cm7/Bb. Since the function of a slash chords bass tone doesn't have to be mentioned on the left side of the slash, it's enough to write Cm/Bb. Sometimes the bass is even more the result of an independent bass movement and actually doesn't relate to the chord on the left in a special way (or the other way round: the bass stays on one note while some triads move independently).

This chord is often used in ballads, when a descending bassline but not much harmonical movement is desired, for example in the chord progression    Cm  Cm/Bb  Am7b5  Abmaj7.

You may have recognized that the Am7b5 chord can bee seen as Cm/A and the Abmaj7 can bee seen as Cm/Ab. Thus this chord progression is actually just a Cm chord over a descending bass line.

Fm/Eb

Slash-Chord. On the left side of the slash you have a chord, on the right side you see the lowest tone (bass).

Here we have a Cm (C minor) chord with its minor 7th Bb in the bass. You might therfore write it Cm7/Bb. Since the function of a slash chords bass tone doesn't have to be mentioned on the left side of the slash, it's enough to write Cm/Bb. Sometimes the bass is even more the result of an independent bass movement and actually doesn't relate to the chord on the left in a special way (or the other way round: the bass stays on one note while some triads move independently).

This chord is often used in ballads, when a descending bassline but not much harmonical movement is desired, for example in the chord progression    Cm  Cm/Bb  Am7b5  Abmaj7.

You may have recognized that the Am7b5 chord can bee seen as Cm/A and the Abmaj7 can bee seen as Cm/Ab. Thus this chord progression is actually just a Cm chord over a descending bass line.