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  • merlinmerlin Frets: 4157
    My guess is that the bassist is playing a fretless. 
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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    Not difficult really, but I’m always intrigued about how people perceive this 8x777x

    Love this chord from Sco 3x6643
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 3279
    Brad said:
    Not difficult really, but I’m always intrigued about how people perceive this 8x777x

    D/C.
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 3279
    edited May 6
    In this easy piece by Stockhausen, what key is it in? :o


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  • StuckfastStuckfast Frets: 1339
    There is a chord I love and use a lot in DADGAD tuning:

    11100x -- Eb Bb Eb G A (and you can add in the top D if you want something really crunchy).
    or you can play x01010, which is the same notes with A in the bass and sounds very different.


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  • vizviz Frets: 8002
    Philtre said:
    Brad said:
    Not difficult really, but I’m always intrigued about how people perceive this 8x777x

    D/C.
    Yep, my brain always calls that the Lydian chord. It’s the same as the F#/E of 044300, which goes nicely down to 022100. Vai / MacAlpine play it in Giant Balls of Gold

    https://youtu.be/92iI99Z94jU
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • vizviz Frets: 8002
    edited May 6
    Brad said:


    Love this chord from Sco 3x6643
    I can’t play that!

    edit: managed it

    https://i.imgur.com/dcgHCuW.jpg
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    viz said:
    Philtre said:
    Brad said:
    Not difficult really, but I’m always intrigued about how people perceive this 8x777x

    D/C.
    Yep, my brain always calls that the Lydian chord. It’s the same as the F#/E of 044300, which goes nicely down to 022100. Vai / MacAlpine play it in Giant Balls of Gold

    https://youtu.be/92iI99Z94jU
    Not heard that tune in years! But yeah D/C, Lydian chord etc. What else could it be and how could it function?

    viz said:
    Brad said:


    Love this chord from Sco 3x6643
    I can’t play that!

    edit: managed it

    https://i.imgur.com/dcgHCuW.jpg
    Brilliant :smile: 

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  • RickLucasRickLucas Frets: 118
    Reminds me of a joke that you probably can't tell any more, involving a Chinese guy and Stevie Wonder....

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  • vizviz Frets: 8002
    edited May 6
    Brad said:
    viz said:
    Philtre said:
    Brad said:
    Not difficult really, but I’m always intrigued about how people perceive this 8x777x

    D/C.
    Yep, my brain always calls that the Lydian chord. It’s the same as the F#/E of 044300, which goes nicely down to 022100. Vai / MacAlpine play it in Giant Balls of Gold

    https://youtu.be/92iI99Z94jU
    Not heard that tune in years! But yeah D/C, Lydian chord etc. What else could it be and how could it function?



    Well, the Giant Balls of Gold (and Flying in a Blue Dream and any other of that Lydian stuff) uses the chord as though the lower of the two chords (C in your example) is the root. 

    Of course the upper part (the D) could be the root, and the C note in the bass is for instance part of a descending bass line. Like in I’m Gonna Leave You, but in the major key. And in D not Am. 

    So like for example

    10 x 777 x (D)
    8x777x     (D/C)
    75578x     (G 1st inv)
    65578x     (Gm 1st inv)


    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 3279

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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    viz said:

    Well, the Giant Balls of Gold (and Flying in a Blue Dream and any other of that Lydian stuff) uses the chord as though the lower of the two chords (C in your example) is the root. 

    Of course the upper part (the D) could be the root, and the C note in the bass is for instance part of a descending bass line. Like in I’m Gonna Leave You, but in the major key. And in D not Am. 

    So like for example

    10 x 777 x (D)
    8x777x     (D/C)
    75578x     (G 1st inv)
    65578x     (Gm 1st inv)


    Very nice. So yeah, I also see it a 3rd inv 7th chord (in this case D7). 

    ii - 8x798x
    V - 8x777x
    I - 7x577x

    Interesting how a chord can be used/seen in different ways
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  • vizviz Frets: 8002
    edited May 6
    Brad said:
    viz said:

    Well, the Giant Balls of Gold (and Flying in a Blue Dream and any other of that Lydian stuff) uses the chord as though the lower of the two chords (C in your example) is the root. 

    Of course the upper part (the D) could be the root, and the C note in the bass is for instance part of a descending bass line. Like in I’m Gonna Leave You, but in the major key. And in D not Am. 

    So like for example

    10 x 777 x (D)
    8x777x     (D/C)
    75578x     (G 1st inv)
    65578x     (Gm 1st inv)


    Very nice. So yeah, I also see it a 3rd inv 7th chord (in this case D7). 

    ii - 8x798x
    V - 8x777x
    I - 7x577x

    Interesting how a chord can be used/seen in different ways
    Yep that’s the same as my bold one, ja? It’s a D chord with a b7 in it / innit?

    The other slightly similar thing is when you make a chord with a 2 in the bass instead of a b7. Which is a compound chord. Like the F/G in We Are Family

    A: x0222x
    G: 3x003x
    D 1st: 2x023x
    F over G: 3xx211

    Even though it’s called F/G it’s a hybrid between a b6 chord and a b7 chord. You could almost call it a G7 (add 2 add 4, no 3 no 5) or something

    I love that compound chord. It’s also great as a hybrid IV and V chord, so in A major, instead of playing E7, you play “D/E” as a closer-knit version of it, in a straight barre on the middle strings (0777x).  Tender and sweet yet woody and fibrous somehow. 

    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    viz said:
    Brad said:
    viz said:

    Well, the Giant Balls of Gold (and Flying in a Blue Dream and any other of that Lydian stuff) uses the chord as though the lower of the two chords (C in your example) is the root. 

    Of course the upper part (the D) could be the root, and the C note in the bass is for instance part of a descending bass line. Like in I’m Gonna Leave You, but in the major key. And in D not Am. 

    So like for example

    10 x 777 x (D)
    8x777x     (D/C)
    75578x     (G 1st inv)
    65578x     (Gm 1st inv)


    Very nice. So yeah, I also see it a 3rd inv 7th chord (in this case D7). 

    ii - 8x798x
    V - 8x777x
    I - 7x577x

    Interesting how a chord can be used/seen in different ways
    Yep that’s the same as my bold one, ja? It’s a D chord with a b7 in it / innit?

    The other slightly similar thing is when you make a chord with a 2 in the bass instead of a b7. Which is a compound chord. Like the F/G in We Are Family

    A: x0222x
    G: 3x003x
    D 1st: 2x023x
    F over G: 3xx211

    Even though it’s called F/G it’s a hybrid between a b6 chord and a b7 chord. You could almost call it a G7 (add 2 add 4, no 3 no 5) or something

    I love that compound chord. It’s also great as a hybrid IV and V chord, so in A major, instead of playing E7, you play “D/E” as a closer-knit version of it, in a straight barre on the middle strings (0777x).  Tender and sweet yet woody and fibrous somehow. 

    Yep absolutely! 

    Those IV/V chords are a great in place of the usual V(7). All over the shop on the Gospel scene... Rock With You, Bright Size Life by Metheny etc. I've seen them called (quite erroneously IMO) as G11. I guess G9sus is a better name... or good old F/G. But yeah, a lovely open sound. 
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  • GreatapeGreatape Frets: 859
    Philtre said:

    In my mind, I've often played C Maj Neutral to certain bandmates...
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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 3279
    OK, all you technical musos. You thought you could name that chord? Think again...


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  • rsvmarkrsvmark Frets: 976
    Philtre said:
    OK, all you technical musos. You thought you could name that chord? Think again...


    Following this thread with delight, and utterly no understanding whatsoever. Gotta love his T shirt
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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    Philtre said:
    OK, all you technical musos. You thought you could name that chord? Think again...


    He’s so good it’s laughable. It’s good to have a reality check every now and then :smile: 
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  • guitarjack66guitarjack66 Frets: 169
    Brad said:
    Philtre said:
    OK, all you technical musos. You thought you could name that chord? Think again...


    He’s so good it’s laughable. It’s good to have a reality check every now and then :smile: 
    Hardly surprising given the kid's father. Probably had compose a song to ask for his breakfast cereal in the morning.
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  • BradBrad Frets: 387
    Brad said:
    Philtre said:
    OK, all you technical musos. You thought you could name that chord? Think again...


    He’s so good it’s laughable. It’s good to have a reality check every now and then :smile: 
    Hardly surprising given the kid's father. Probably had compose a song to ask for his breakfast cereal in the morning.
    Haha indeed. Poor kid didn’t stand a chance eh? :wink: 
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