Now that we’ve discovered slash chords, we return to the song, “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton. Now we can play it with the D/F# chord and get closer to the original progression of the song.

Slash chords often function as a type of bridge or stepping stone between two other chords. Slash chords often have inherent harmonic tension, which directs the ear away from themselves and toward a different chord. (If you wanted to get all music-theory about it, you’d call our D/F# a first inversion 5-chord…but we’ll get into that later!)
We use our G progression to showcase how slash chords work.