The F#m/A (F sharp minor over A) chord is an F# minor chord, with the A (the b3) as the bass note.
The chord is also referred to as F#m over A, or F#m ‘slash’ A, or simply, F sharp minor with an A in the bass.
Technically, the F# minor chord with the A in the bass is a second inversion F# minor chord.
Some F#m/A Chord Theory and Info
- The F#m/A chord contains the notes A, F# and C#.
- It is a F sharp minor chord with an A in the bass.
- The root note of F#m/A is F#, the bass note is A.
- The F#m/A chord is very similar to the A6 chord, and they are often used interchangeably. The only difference between the two chords is that the A6 chord can also include the E note, which is the 5th of A. Including the E note in F#m/A would make it an F#m7/A, as the E is the b7 note.