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T-6005
02-27-2007, 11:38 PM
Ever found out you could play a chord (from a song or on your own) better than the straight up versions? Share them here if they sound particularly kickass.

My example - your average B7 chord.

E 2
B 4
G 2
D 4
A 2
E -

The cool new way.

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

Way I figured it out - Muse - Uno

Little_Miss_1565
02-28-2007, 06:23 AM
...so the usual way for you is a barre version, and the new version is the open chord? In general, open chords almost always sound warmer and more resonant and awesome.

T-6005
02-28-2007, 12:28 PM
This is true, but B7 is just an open chord that I've been unaware of for a really, really long time. I don't know, there's something about the way the 3 low notes are played together that really makes me love the sound.

coke_a_holic
02-28-2007, 08:20 PM
F#7 normally

E 1
B 1
G 2
D 1
A 3
E 1

Passing-chord-from-similarly-voiced-version-of-Emin F#7 (3rd inversion)

E
B
G
D 8
A 9
E 0

it's very dissonant and almost sinister. I love it and have been trying to find ways to use it with an E minor with the fretted notes up half a step. I really like how the bass note stays the same and the notes move down, but the chord itself is moving up.

mrconeman
03-01-2007, 04:58 AM
Generally speaking, chords I find in classical guitar pieces > most others I find.

E 12
B 10
G 9
D 11
A 9
E x

love that.

coke_a_holic
03-01-2007, 05:25 PM
Isn't that just an F#79?

It sounds fucking cool.

EDIT: It's got a pretty ambiguous tonality, though the major second does add some majoriness.

guitarboy
03-05-2007, 12:31 PM
i have recently started playing in the tuning (low to high) DADgad
i found these chords to sound quite awesome on an acoustic
d 0
a 0
g 7
d 0
A 5
d 7

d 0
a 0
g 0
d 0
a 5
d 5

d 2
a 0
g 0
d 2
a 0
d 2

d 0
a 0
g 0
d 0
a 3
d 3