The C#m/E (C sharp minor over E) chord is a C# minor chord, with the E (the b3) as the bass note.
The chord is also referred to as C#m over E, or C#m ‘slash’ E, or simply, C sharp minor with an E in the bass.
Technically, the C# minor chord with the E in the bass is a second inversion C minor chord.
Some C#m/E Chord Theory and Info
- The C#m/E chord contains the notes E, C# and G#.
- It is a C sharp minor chord with an E in the bass.
- The root note of C#m/E is C#, the bass note is E.
- The C#m/E chord is very similar to the E6 chord, and they are often used interchangeably. The only difference between the two chords is that the E6 chord can also include the B note, which is the 5th of E. Including the B note in C#m/E would make it a C#m7/E, as the E is the b7 note.