Most beautiful chord you've heard

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  1. AugmentedFourth

    AugmentedFourth X:1 K:C [c^f]|

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    Code:
    e|--3--|
    B|--4--|
    G|--3--|
    D|--6--|
    A|--7--|
    E|--0--|
    
     
  2. iamjosan

    iamjosan SS.org Regular

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    I'm really into Major7 add2's right now.
     
  3. RedBeardedOne

    RedBeardedOne Respect the Beard!

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    AM9/E
    
    e|--9---|
    B|--0---|
    G|--13--|              
    D|--11--|
    A|--0---|
    E|--12--|
    plus my collection that I've been building over the years... most always seem to turn out to be some 9th chord when I go to look them up. :p
     

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  4. Mr. Big Noodles

    Mr. Big Noodles Theory God

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    If it has a seventh, forget the add's. C∆ + D = C∆9. C+D = Cadd9.
     
  5. RedBeardedOne

    RedBeardedOne Respect the Beard!

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  6. Sir Taffey

    Sir Taffey Theory Padawan

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    For me in DADGAD (Yes I am THAT Brutal)
    D-0
    A-2
    D-4
    G-2
    A-0
    D-0

    No idea what it is but it works well in a chord progression I run in this tuning
     
  7. amarchand

    amarchand SS.org Regular

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    Really nice minor 11 voicing most of us have probably played/heard:

    E---5
    B---3
    G---0
    D---4
    A---2
    E---0
     
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    Austin175 SS.org Regular

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    What ever chords Rusty is using from 1:19 - 1:35 in this video.

    YouTube

    Reminds me of Take This Life bu In Flames. If someone wants to post up what he is playing go ahead.
     
  9. Captain_Awesome

    Captain_Awesome Cloudwalker

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    Although there are several standalone chords that sound gorgeous, particularly those with a major 7th with an additional 6th or 4th and a perhaps a sympathetic string ringing out, it comes down to context for me.

    For example, I'm learning the Bach Prelude in E Minor (BWV 996) at the moment and tucked away in the presto section is a Csus2! When placed alongside the density of the harmony in the rest of the piece it sounds 'glittering,' yet if you blink, it's gone.

    1 -0--
    2 -3--
    3 -0--
    4 ---
    5 -3--
     
  10. stmenzel

    stmenzel stmenzel

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    probably my favorite thread on here
     
  11. octatoan

    octatoan Acoustic tech-death!

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    Brilliant thread, sorry for the necro.
     
  12. ghost_of_karelia

    ghost_of_karelia Utrydd dei Svake

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    Generally the cadence vi-♭VII-I as I mentioned in another thread. Usually in the keys of C, D and E (Am-B♭-C / Bm-C-D / C#m-D-E respectively) as there is just something about the way the B♭, C, D and E chords sound in their open/closest-to-nut positions.

    Brilliant thread, btw. \m/
     
  13. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    Gm7b5/A, no3

    Guitar tuned in fourths
    Code:
    F|-12      12      12
    C|-13      13      13
    G|-12      12      12
    D|-0   or  12  or 
    A|-
    E|-
    And yes, I know this name is relative. In the musical context of this chord, I paired it with a G locrian maj2 scale (G A Bb C Db Eb F), and the D natural in the bass is there to help G sound like a tonic.

    A fuller version of the same chord, with D as the root, and more aptly named Dm7 add #11
    Code:
    F|-12
    C|-12
    G|-13
    D|-12
    A|-12
    E|-
    Stacks of fourths with a tritone separating then in the middle have a really nice sound to them.
    Code:
    F|-6----6--------------6
    C|-6----6----6----6----6
    G|-5----6----6----6----6
    D|-5----5----5----5----5
    A|-5----5----5----5----5
    E|----------------5----5     etc.
     
  14. fwd0120

    fwd0120 Bipedal Hominid

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    -X-----
    -X-----
    -X-----
    -2-----
    -2-----
    -0-----

    Inspired me to start playing. :shred:
     
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    JustMac ss not-so-regular

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    What does no.3 mean, has it something to do with inversions?
     
  16. Noxon

    Noxon Is a Lurker

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    I think he means no third^^
     
  17. mongey

    mongey SS.org Regular

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    I've always been partial to this cmaj7 voicing


    e---0
    b---0
    g---0
    d---9
    a---7
    e---8
     
  18. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    No, it means omit the third.
    THIS.
     
  19. Rockstar Guitar Tuition

    Rockstar Guitar Tuition Tutor

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    I love major and minor 9ths especially when omitting the 5th of the chord.

    Cmaj9

    e---0
    b---3
    g---4
    d---2
    a---3
    e---x

    Dmin9

    e---0
    b---5
    g---5
    d---3
    a---5
    e---x
     
  20. JustMac

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    Ah, I always wondered what that meant on chord charts!
     

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