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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby Benitosimies » Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:25 pm UTC

That first A5 after a rough day of being awesome goes down smooth and refreshing.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby slashalt » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:22 pm UTC

I've been trying to teach myself the guitar past coupla months.

so far C7 has a special place in my heart

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby ChocloManx » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:17 pm UTC

I think it's A major with a seventh and a ninth.

x07600. (arpeggio ftw).
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby P.L.I.N.G » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:02 pm UTC

I really like Emadd9 (024000). It has a that mysterious/jazzy sound to it that I like so much. Also, every sus chord :D
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby rrwoods » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:42 pm UTC

How in the world do you people play those x9 chords? Like E9: x 7 6 7 7 7 -- I've only got four fingers!
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby dontiego » Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

rrwoods wrote:How in the world do you people play those x9 chords? Like E9: x 7 6 7 7 7 -- I've only got four fingers!


Only four? Wow, life must be hard :twisted:

You can press on the three last strings (highest pitched) with only two fingers. Like a barre but on these three highest strings only.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby Unakau » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:09 am UTC

I play electric, and even though I try to avoid it, most of my stuff sounds best in fifths.

Known to most people as power chords.

If you mean an actual chord, then I would say 6th string third fret, fifth string second fret, fourth and third strings open, and second and first strings third fret. I think that's a G.

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby ICDB » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:31 am UTC

I play piano.
I guess my favorite chords are Ab∆7 and Bb∆7 + 6 (no five)
Dunno the name for that last one, I played it Bb in the bass, then with the right hand A, D, G
I like sharp nines in general too, and THE DEVIL'S INTERVAL! C/F#!!!

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:46 pm UTC

ChocloManx wrote:I think it's A major with a seventh and a ninth.

x07600. (arpeggio ftw).

Heheh, the Porcelina chord! :P

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It is in the opening appergios to Porcelina of the vast oceans by the smashing pumpkins - it has a bar of X0760X, then a bar of X0.10.12.0X, only more complicated than that (it basically repeats the appergio twice a bar, only they aren't really appergios. In fact, I'm not even sure what an appergio is).


Actually, one of my favourite chords is Am. And I love playing the barre chord version (577555). Also F#m (244222). w00tness!
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby OrangePanda » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:20 am UTC

Two chords for you, one in E lydian, the next in E lydian dominant

E sus #4 add9
022302

E9 #4
076776

groovy, or you can do some quartal harmony stuff, that is building chords in fourths instead of thirds(these chords don't really have names though, just scale degrees), in c major it would look something like this

000011
122233
333455
555567
777788
8899 10 10

ect ect

EDIT: actually that first chord is lydian or lydian dominant since it has no 7th

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby I_Ate_My_Children » Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:13 pm UTC

(0 2 2 0 3 3)

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby genevabeagle » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:15 am UTC

I_Ate_My_Children wrote:(0 2 2 0 3 3)
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I don't have a favorite chord, but my favorite change by far is the beginning of Deep River Blues:

0 x 6 7 5 7
0 x 5 6 5 6

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby just john » Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:39 am UTC

In a forward to the first Steely Dan songbook, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, noted defense consultant, wrote up something on what he called "mu" chords. (I put it in quotes because I'm sure somebody on this math-intensive board can come up with the Greek letter.)

These are basically 9th chords folded so that a second goes up against a third. It's a staple of the Steely Dan Sound.

Your basic C"mu": 032030
E"mu"*: 024100


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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby arkady » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:52 am UTC

I'm a big fan of the add9 chord, particularly when it's in the subdominant (Good Riddance, by Greenday for example).

Cadd9 is easist, and sounds great right after a Gmaj:

Gmaj: 320033
Cadd9: x32033

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby P.L.I.N.G » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:54 am UTC

arkady wrote:Gmaj: 320033
Cadd9: x32033


Sorry the say this but thats a G-major. G-maj is 320002 [/smartassness]
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby Geekthras » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:59 am UTC

E-major, on like three different keyboards.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby davef » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:22 pm UTC

P.L.I.N.G wrote:
arkady wrote:Gmaj: 320033
Cadd9: x32033


Sorry the say this but thats a G-major. G-maj is 320002 [/smartassness]


Sorry to say this, but unless you're using some form of nomenclature that I've never heard of, 320002 is Gmaj7. Maj and Major are interchangeable. You HAVE to add the '7' (or a little triangle which is taken to mean 'maj7') in order for the major seventh note (in this case it's F sharp, 320002,) to be included in the chord.

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:35 pm UTC

nomenclature: it works, bitches!

also, davef = keeper of the proper nomenclature?
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby davef » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:38 pm UTC

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:25 pm UTC

davef: Rockin' the nomenclature? (tha?)
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby mnemonexus » Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:45 am UTC

On piano, I'm a big fan of an A major chord an octave under middle C, except, with the C# raised an octave ( a half step over middle C).

Also, in any key, the chord progression: i VI III VII is absolutely beautiful, for example,
a F C G
I've heard it in tons of songs, too... Snow by red hot chili peppers might be the best known.

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby a386 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:18 am UTC

on guitar? for some reason i really like the ring of Aadd9, played (0 0 2 4 2 0). also i feel like Cadd9, played (x 3 2 0 3 0 ) resolves to Dmaj really nicely. ive always been a sucker for add9s though. or suspensions. or anything that feels floaty like that. [/2¢ ]

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:03 pm UTC

a386 wrote:on guitar? for some reason i really like the ring of Aadd9, played (x 0 2 4 2 0).

fix'd. I like going from A9 (x02420) to Dmaj7 (xx0220). Also it is fun to delay chord changes (Screw you billy corgan and your stupid anticipating the chord change!)
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby a386 » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:14 pm UTC

no-genius wrote:
a386 wrote:on guitar? for some reason i really like the ring of Aadd9, played (x 0 2 4 2 0).

fix'd. I like going from Aadd9 (x02420) to Dmaj7 (xx0220). Also it is fun to delay chord changes (Screw you billy corgan and your stupid anticipating the chord change!)

fix'd. also, you can play Aadd9 how i wrote it it's just in a different inversion. (inversion? im not sure how that works because the notes aren't in order, the ninth is like in the middle of the chord. uh. still. i like the fifth on the bottom.) also also! i like delaying changes too. i never listened to much smashing pumpkins though.

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby rrwoods » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:35 pm UTC

a386 wrote:
no-genius wrote:
a386 wrote:on guitar? for some reason i really like the ring of Aadd9, played (x 0 2 4 2 0).

fix'd. I like going from Aadd9 (x02420) to Dmaj7 (xx0220). Also it is fun to delay chord changes (Screw you billy corgan and your stupid anticipating the chord change!)

fix'd. also, you can play Aadd9 how i wrote it it's just in a different inversion. (inversion? im not sure how that works because the notes aren't in order, the ninth is like in the middle of the chord. uh. still. i like the fifth on the bottom.) also also! i like delaying changes too. i never listened to much smashing pumpkins though.

That'd be Aadd9/E, then.

Personally, I love D/F# (200232), aka "the Clapton chord". Thumb FTW!
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby a386 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:27 pm UTC

rrwoods wrote:
a386 wrote:
no-genius wrote:
a386 wrote:on guitar? for some reason i really like the ring of Aadd9, played (x 0 2 4 2 0).

fix'd. I like going from Aadd9 (x02420) to Dmaj7 (xx0220). Also it is fun to delay chord changes (Screw you billy corgan and your stupid anticipating the chord change!)

fix'd. also, you can play Aadd9 how i wrote it it's just in a different inversion. (inversion? im not sure how that works because the notes aren't in order, the ninth is like in the middle of the chord. uh. still. i like the fifth on the bottom.) also also! i like delaying changes too. i never listened to much smashing pumpkins though.

That'd be Aadd9/E, then.

Personally, I love D/F# (200232), aka "the Clapton chord". Thumb FTW!

cool, thanks. as for D/F#, freebird taught me that chord of all songs. playing the beginning of it was the last thing i would expect to be a learning experience.

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:38 am UTC

a386 wrote:i never listened to much smashing pumpkins though.

Well, they tend to anticipate the next chord in their songs. Particularly 'Tonight Tonight' and 'Muzzle'. I just find it a bit boring.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby zingmaster » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:16 pm UTC

B-flat 9. So wonderful. Especially with no D.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:58 am UTC

How do you play that, then?

also, C7 (x32310). It has a nice sound (as heard in 'Lucky' by Radiohead. We are standing on the edge...)
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby zingmaster » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:09 am UTC

The construction I use is (ascending) B-flat, F, C, and A. So a fifth, another fifth, and a sixth. It came about while I was experimenting with writing a piece for choir.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby davef » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:37 pm UTC

*sigh*

If you've an A natural in there it's a Bb maj9 (no 3rd). For it to be Bb9 you need an Ab.

Nomenclature, people!

(Unless the A was merely a typo, in which case, disregard...)
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby rrwoods » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

Blegh, I hate the "no3rd" notation. "5" seems so much easier: Bb5/maj9. If you can say "6/9", why not "5/9"?
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby ChocloManx » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:26 pm UTC

I think this is Em7add9 (correct me if I'm wrong).

024030. Love that one.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby a386 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:03 pm UTC

@choclomanx: god damn that's cool sounding. i think you could write it just emin9, but im not sure. man it sounds awesome, the halfstep between the F# and the G in the middle is great.

@no-genius: that single chord is the entire song "coconut" by harry nilsson

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:32 pm UTC

davef wrote:Nomenclature, people!

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby zingmaster » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:16 am UTC

davef wrote:*sigh*

If you've an A natural in there it's a Bb maj9 (no 3rd). For it to be Bb9 you need an Ab.

Nomenclature, people!

(Unless the A was merely a typo, in which case, disregard...)

Apologies. I meant to put B-flat M9. Heh...
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby Svalbard » Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:15 am UTC

I'm not really attached to any certain chords, but I have soft spots for certain cadences.

My favorites are iv - I (it's so sweetly sad... it can make me cry insanely easily), V7 - I (who doesn't love that one?) and... er... however one properly notates a Phrygian Half Cadence.

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby Dazzledorf » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:18 pm UTC

Bm. (no poop jokes.)

It is the chord that makes your heart break in "Whiskey Lullaby."

Bm = x24432(bar chord) or xx4432

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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby no-genius » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

Or 799777 . I like the chords in Soma by Smashing Pumpkins (799877, X79987, 355433)

Also, if I didn't want to barre Bm, I think I'd play x2443x over xx4432 - gotta respect the root note.
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Re: Favorite Chords?

Postby davef » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:52 pm UTC

no-g: Isn't the second chord in Soma an Emaj? You've written an Emin there...

Edit - had a listen. It's actually pretty ambiguous. (That word doesn't look as if it's spelled correctly :? ) There doesn't seem to be a third in the E chord. I'd still be inclined to play Emaj if I were playing it on acoustic, though.
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