The Am/C (A minor over C) chord is an A minor chord, with the C (the b3) as the bass note.
The chord is also referred to as Am over C, or Am ‘slash’ C, or simply, A minor with a C in the bass.
Technically, the A minor chord with the C in the bass is a second inversion A minor chord.
Some Am/C Chord Theory and Info
- The Am/C chord contains the notes C, A and E.
- It is an A minor chord with a C in the bass.
- The root note of Am/C is A, the bass note is C.
- The Am/C chord is very similar to the C6 chord, and they are often used interchangeably. The only difference between the two chords is that the C6 chord can also include the G note, which is the 5th of C. Including the G note in Am/C would make it a Am7/C, as the G is the b7 note.