In lead–sheet notation, an inverted chord has the triad before the slash (/) and the bass note after it. “$\left.\text{C}\middle/\text{E}\right.$” means a $\text{C}$ triad with an $\text{E}$ as the lowest note. Therefore, a slash chord has a bass note that is not the root of the chord. In fact, it is possible to have slash chords where the bass note is not one of the chord tones (e.g., $\left.\text{C}\middle/\text{F}^{♯}\right.$).
 Lead–Sheet Symbol Root of Chord Notes in the Chord Bass Note (Lowest Note) $\left.\text{F}\middle/\text{A}\right.$ $\text{F}$ $\text{F}$–$\text{A}$–$\text{C}$ $\text{A}$ $\left.\text{D}\text{m}\middle/\text{A}\right.$ $\text{G}$ $\text{D}$–$\text{F}$–$\text{A}$ $\text{A}$ $\left.\text{G}^{\circ}{}\middle/\text{D}^{♭}\right.$ $\text{G}$ $\text{G}$–$\text{B}^♭$–$\text{D}^♭$ $\text{D}^♭$ $\left.\text{C}{+}\middle/\text{G}^{♯}\right.$ $\text{C}$ $\text{C}$–$\text{E}$–$\text{G}^♯$ $\text{G}^♯$