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Chord of the day?

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anyone got any interesting chords they would like to share:

my current favourite one is:

e---10--- (optional)

B---10---

G----7---

D----8---

A----5---

E---------

Although I play it using C G C F A D tuning. It is the first chord in 'A Sense Of Wonder' (MMW) and I'm not sure what it is really called... however by looking at it I would say it is an interesting way of playing D6 - - - or A#maj7/D.

It's a pretty long stretch, but sounds dischordant in a cool, non-abrasive way.

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Here's My favourite - so versatile! Sounds best played repeatedly (and fast) with your right hand glued to the bridge...

e--------

B--------

G--------

D--------

A----2---

E----0----

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Here's My favourite - so versatile! Sounds best played repeatedly (and fast) with your right hand glued to the bridge...

e--------

B--------

G--------

D--------

A----2---

E----0----

Ahahahahahahahaha :D

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Guest pop-notmyface

this is my chord of the day:

e----0--------

B----0-------

G--14-------

D--12-------

A--14-------

D---0-------

no wait, i'll have to be chord of the week for me.

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Slide that down and do something more interesting.....© Keilan Knight



--0---0---0---0--------
--0---0---0---0--------
--7---6---5---4--------
--5---5---5---5--------
--7---7---7---7--------
--0---0---0---0--------

Drag out each chord, play it over the bridge....

Heres a chord I used in one of my older bands..a bit like Dans one



--0---
--10---
--9---
--7---
--8---
------

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E--------

G----------

B-----------

D--7---------

A--3--------

D--3----

I love this nice stretchy chord. You then keep everything where it is and move the first finger down a note then your pinky down a note, it sounds a bitty like a classical thingy, wow Im so technical.

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--0---

--0---

--x---

--2---

--2---

--0---

Emaj with a muted G string. I really like the sound of it...I guess it's an E5 with an extra B and E...sounds groovy none the less.

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--x---

--5---

--4---

--2---

--2---

--0---

Slight modification to the above in the style of Randy Rhoads, same chord but without the worry of open strings. Technically it's still just a plain old E5 though... classic

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I'm not sure what it is really called... however by looking at it I would say it is an interesting way of playing D6 - - - or A#maj7/D.

I think it's called D(#5).

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E--------

G----------

B-----------

D--7---------

A--3--------

D--3----

I love this nice stretchy chord. You then keep everything where it is and move the first finger down a note then your pinky down a note' date=' it sounds a bitty like a classical thingy, wow Im so technical.[/quote']

you're turning all emo on us now :p

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I think it's called D(#5).

Are you sure...? Even though you still play the 5th, except an octave up? (10th fret on the B)

I dunno though... you maybe right.

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Are you sure...? Even though you still play the 5th' date=' except an octave up? (10th fret on the B)

I dunno though... you maybe right.[/quote']

Nah, not D aug 5, D with a sharp 5, as you said, can't be an aug with the natural 5 in it.

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Nah' date=' not D aug 5, D with a sharp 5, as you said, can't be an aug with the natural 5 in it.[/quote']

cool, cool - I'll take your word for it!

(Although I originally meant to say Dmin6 as opposed to D6, but thats irrelevant:) )

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I really like using these chords together (you can move you pinky around to get good variations as well). These are the ones I piss around with the most when I'm playing the acoustic...

e---5---3---3---4---2---0---0---0---0---

b---3---5---3---5---3---3---2---0---0---

g---3---3---3---6---4---5---4---2---5---

d---3---3---3---6---4---5---4---2---5---

a---5---5---5---0---0---0---0---0---3---

e---x---x---x----x---x---x---x---x---x----

I always also liked using normal shaped bar chords but leaving the e & b strings open (anyone who's into Rush will recognise these chords). For some reason, I've also found changing from a major to a minor of the same note (eg Dmaj to Dmin) or doing the same except changing from the major to the minor7, works really well (Jethro Tull do the minor7 change all the time in their acoustic songs).

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If you are playing in drop D and in the key of D minor:

e---8---

B---6---

G---9---

D--(7)-- (optional)

A-------

D-------

and the same shape

e---13---

B---11---

G---14---

D--(12)-- (optional)

A---------

D---------

Sound dischordant again due to the half tone intervals between some of the notes, but nicely so if used correctly with other chords

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--x---

--5---

--4---

--2---

--2---

--0---

Slight modification to the above in the style of Randy Rhoads' date=' same chord but without the worry of open strings. Technically it's still just a plain old E5 though... classic[/quote']

That's really good...adds a little sparkle and just enhances what was good about the one I posted up. Cheers for that.

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