I've searched and i've experimented but i'm curious as to what the correct way to play chords is. My bass teacher said something about it not being necessary to play the fifth. So what notes should be played (for major and minor mostly) and what is the proper hand position. If possible could someone show me a fretboard allignment that shows what notes to play and which fingers to use. Or if there is already one out there or if you could direct me to another thread that would be great. Thanks a lot.