Your favourite chord (right now)

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I just messed around and ended up playing x0301x, should be an Am7(b13). No idea what to do with that chord yet though

EDIT : the sound of it reminds of "Rylynn" by Andy McKee for some reason, I don't think that chord/voicing shows up in the song, but, yeah. It's got that feel to it
 
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This stripped down D chord: 3x00xx, B standard tuning. Drones beautifully and loves dirt. Tasty overtones. I could listen to this chord through a RAT all day.

I'll let the F# in if I'm feeling sassy, but if it ain't broke...
 

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Some of them....

E(add9) 0 11 9 11 0 0
Emaj7 0 7 6 8 0 0
Dm6(9,11) 10 8 7 12 0 0
 

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I haven't really found much for this thread in the terms of actual chords, but here's a fun thing. I should have thought of this much, much earlier, but anyway, it's a cool tool for writing melodies or solos.

Instead of playing a complex chord "full", let the rhythm guitar play the bottom power chord (or major/minor triad, I guess, depending on the genre) and let the lead guitar play the other notes as an arpeggio.

As an example : 7M(#11) is a good sounding chord, seems to be popular too. For example C7M(#11) is C, E, G, B, F#. Play the C-G as a C power chord, then E, B, F# is an Esus2 chord... or you can hear it as an Em(add9) with the G in it, or think of it like a full Em9. I didn't record it because I'm super lazy, but, Em9 arpeggio over C5 sounds pretty cool!

I guess you could take an entire chord progression with complex 9/11/13 chords and split it into rhythm/lead like that. There's probably thousands of people who write like this, but I just figured it out today :lol:
 

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Also can we appreciate sus2 chords for a sec? 335533 and so on. Pretty basic but damn they're tasty.
 

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Also can we appreciate sus2 chords for a sec? 335533 and so on. Pretty basic but damn they're tasty.

Any sus chord is simply god-tier to me. I don't know if I like sus chords because I listened to Devin Townsend so much, or if his music clicked with me because it's sus city.
 

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Sus chords are nice but I think most times I tend to have thirds in there when I add my 2s and 4s. I like that denseness I think.
 

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Btw maybe we can post some examples of chords we like used in music? Could be pretty sweet. I like hearing what other people like.
 

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Btw maybe we can post some examples of chords we like used in music? Could be pretty sweet. I like hearing what other people like.

See my quoted post from below. I included an example piece :)

I'm gonna chime in here with a shape that I quite like, rather than one single chord. The shape can easily be moved around, up and down the fretboard, but gives a few different flavors and chord and chord voicings. It goes through sus2, maj7, maj7(b5) and maj9.

Notice how the fingering stays exactly the same throughout:

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Bsus2/D:
X 5 4 6 0 2
Emaj7:
X 7 6 8 0 4
Fmaj7(b5):
X 8 7 9 0 5
Gmaj7:
X 10 9 11 0 7
Amaj9:
X 12 11 13 0 9​
Bmaj7:
X 14 13 15 0 11​
Cmaj7:
X 15 14 16 0 12​
Bsus2/D:
X 17 16 18 0 14

And then you are back at the "beginning" in the octave above the first chord. If you want to spice up the end of the sequence, you can alter the shape a bit to X 16 15 18 0 14 giving you a C#7add11.

I made a little thing using some of the chords (Bsus2, Gmaj7, Amaj9, Bmaj7, C#7add11, C#7add13):

 

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Necrobumping my own thread to bring you this chord:

e-0
B-2
G-0
D-1
A-3
E-2

You can try to name it, but warn you, it's awful. This chord consists of three minor 9th mashed together (the first two being a tritone apart, the last one being a minor third up from that). It's hilariously dissonant. Have fun with it.
 

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Love me some cowboy chords, can't wait to noodle with both of these.
Necrobumping my own thread to bring you this chord:

e-0
B-2
G-0
D-1
A-3
E-2

You can try to name it, but warn you, it's awful. This chord consists of three minor 9th mashed together (the first two being a tritone apart, the last one being a minor third up from that). It's hilariously dissonant. Have fun with it.

Em7add9 is always nice and melancholy

e--0--
b--3--
G--0--
D--4--
A--2--
E--0--


Still this, but in drop A.
This stripped down D chord: 3x00xx, B standard tuning. Drones beautifully and loves dirt. Tasty overtones. I could listen to this chord through a RAT all day.

I'll let the F# in if I'm feeling sassy, but if it ain't broke...


Also really love this F#m7 in B standard, I learned this shape originally from the Radiohead song There, There in high school and it just stuck. I had a lot of fun perfecting my positioning and transitions with this chord.

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Em7add9 is always nice and melancholy

e--0--
b--3--
G--0--
D--4--
A--2--
E--0--

I just did a thing. If you fret this without your index finger (so fret the B5 power chord with middle/pinky) you can use your index finger to go down from that high 3rd fret (fretted with the ring finger) chromatically 3-2-1-0 (so fretting 2 with index, slide down to fret 1, then lift) and it sounds pretty cool. Reminds me of James Bond movies for some weird reason.
 

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My hand seems to always first go for the sixth string root Amaj7. Probably my favorite.
 

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my go-to for noodling lately has been a IIm7/9 -> V7/9 cadence.

these have some very easy fingerings, e.g:
Gm7/9 -> C7/9, would look like:

----5----3---
----3----3--
----3----3--
----3----2--
 


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