HELP - I can't remember what these chords are!

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ijontyijonty Frets: 28
Hi folks

Urgent challenge: I recorded some chords about a year ago and left them on my mac untouched. But tomorrow I'm playing them as the backing track to a spoken word performer. And I've totally forgotten how I played the bridge that I wrote back in 2020.

It's just three chords that I can't quite identify. It's kind of a D, then you'd think it was just Bm then A, but it's not quite right. Can anyone work out what the literal hell I was playing at? I wonder if I'm keeping the D shape at the fifth fret, and just changing the bass notes, but that doesn't quite fit either:



Cheers

J


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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 6699
    I'm thinking it's going something like (but not quite)

    x577xxx
    x555xxx
    x455xxx
    x345xxx
    x0222xx


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  • ijontyijonty Frets: 28
    You've got me thinking, yeah, it's more than three chords. 

    How about this?

    X577X
    X567X
    X557X
    577XX
    577XX


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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1450
    edited May 12
    Calling @viz  ;whose ears are way better than mine, but I think it might be

    xx021x
    xx011x
    xx001x (quickly passing)
    x0222x
    x0242x

    I'm using open positions so you might have to transfer the same notes to one string lower.

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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1450
    edited May 12
    Out of interest I recorded your audio with my phone, transferred it to PC and dropped it into Melodyne 5.

    After cleaning up obvious artifacts, Melodyne 5 is detecting the following notes as being present (pic below). It hasn't captured everything perfectly but it's showing a C on top moving to C# for the last two chords. It's also detecting a G# and a C in the second chord. And it's detecting a B and C# in the last chord.


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  • vizviz Frets: 8002
    edited May 12
    I’d probably go for 

    xx0212
    xx0112(or x)
    xx0012(or x)
    x0222x
    x02200

    Oh. Which is basically what Monsieur Stratman said :)
    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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  • ijontyijonty Frets: 28
    Great, thanks all, really helpful!


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