Favorite Chord

Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by median, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. m3l-mrq3z

    m3l-mrq3z Banned

    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Tübingen, Germany
    Good to hear. Most of the time I will play a perfect fifth after the #4. It sounds good to me.
     
  2. thedonal

    thedonal SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    At The Four Winds Bar
    Yeah- sus2, sus4 and added 9th too. I was jamming a nice riff on an added 9th the other day.

    That said, if you're playing an added ninth in a riff, but without the 3rd sitting above it, is it a sus2 or an added 9?- ie a chord on frets 7,9 and 11 from the 5th string.

    Sus2 played against the (minor 3rd) has been a keyboards favourite for me recently.

    I like hanging notes to cross from one chord to another or things like in Wish You Were Here or Wonderwall where the G and D sit over all the chords.

    Lovely.

    Other than that, my favourite chord is H.
     
  3. m3l-mrq3z

    m3l-mrq3z Banned

    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Tübingen, Germany
    That would be a sus2 chord. Only if you play the third are you playing a minor add9 chord.
     
  4. thedonal

    thedonal SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    At The Four Winds Bar
    Aha! Nice one- thanks! It's a great sound- nice for several chords in a row (though it's easy to sound quite Foo when doing this!)
     
  5. m3l-mrq3z

    m3l-mrq3z Banned

    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Tübingen, Germany
    Listen to the beginning of Opeth's "the drapery falls". The guitar is basically switching from a sus2 chord to an add9th chord.
     
  6. WesleyG

    WesleyG SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Location:
    Longview, Texas
    In DADGAD

    0
    0
    9
    11
    7
    7
     
  7. Koop

    Koop SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    79
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Location:
    Kitchener, ON, Canada
    Probably C#m7

    E---0--|
    B---0--|
    G---6--|
    D---6--|
    A---4--|
    E---X--|

    and then you remove your index from the 4th fret or C# and get an A maj9. Sounds so beautiful.
     
  8. Cynic

    Cynic Bored Stiff

    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    335
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    F#m11
     
  9. flyfishingmusic

    flyfishingmusic SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Location:
    WPG,MB, CA
    Am9 this voicing
    0
    0
    5
    5
    x
    5
    Or AMaj9
    0
    0
    6
    6
    x
    5
    I Don't know about favorite since on any night of a typical jazz gig I might play 400 different voicing/root combos but they Ralph Towner-ish and I like them
     
  10. Experimorph

    Experimorph SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    102
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Location:
    Finland
    I seem to abuse the add9no3 as well.

    I also like various inversions of 4 and 5 part chords such as maj7 and maj9. But in the end it's always about the context.
     
  11. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

    Messages:
    2,493
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Schecterwhore has named a couple of these before for me but I can't remember them for the life of me :lol:

    D#:12
    A#:10
    F#:10
    C#:14
    G#:0
    D#:0
    G#:0

    D#:5
    A#:7
    F#:6
    C#:9
    G#:5
    D#:5
    G#:5

    D#:10
    A#:12
    F#:11
    C#:14
    G#:10
    D#:10
    G#:10

    D#:x
    A#:x
    F#:x
    C#:5
    G#:7
    D#:3
    G#:3
     
  12. Lagtastic

    Lagtastic Five Align

    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    127
    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Location:
    Earth
    I've always been a fan of first inversion major triads.
     
  13. in-pursuit

    in-pursuit SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Location:
    Rosewood, QLD, Australia
    Major or minor 9 with a #11 always does it for me.
     
  14. Mr. Big Noodles

    Mr. Big Noodles Theory God

    Messages:
    5,082
    Likes Received:
    902
    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    E∆/G#

    So... many... D#'s...

    C#∆

    F#∆13

    B

    I think you like maj7 chords, dude.
     
  15. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

    Messages:
    2,493
    Likes Received:
    353
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    I guess maj7 chords are generally the chords with dissonant notes but they actually sound really nice? Cause if so, yeah, I love those kind of chords :lol:
     
  16. nostealbucket

    nostealbucket aint no gahdam woman

    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    104
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Eb minor 7 with an A in the bass

    X
    X
    6
    4
    6
    5

    #11s (b5) are fun, too.
     
  17. guitarmadillo

    guitarmadillo Son of Popsyche7

    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2012
    Location:
    close enough
    Standard tuning

    13
    13
    14
    0
    x
    x
     
  18. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

    Messages:
    7,874
    Likes Received:
    600
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Location:
    Anywhere but here.
    M7 chords aren't all that disonant, they are generally regarded as very happy/major sounding / pretty chords.

    My favourite chord is whatever the fuck one I wanted at that point in time. That one is always my favourite, I don't really have voicings I recycle often, far too context pertinent for that. Chords aren't where it is at, progressions of chords are.
     
  19. Mr. Big Noodles

    Mr. Big Noodles Theory God

    Messages:
    5,082
    Likes Received:
    902
    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Maj7 chords have always struck me as a bittersweet sonority. There is a tiny bit of dissonance when the seventh is voiced a minor second below the root, but yet, they don't have quite the functional dissonance of the tritone family of seventh chords.
     
  20. Dead Undead

    Dead Undead Thundercrafter

    Messages:
    2,239
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Location:
    Georgia

Share This Page