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Fatt Sorum
10-26-2005, 12:19 AM
here's my attempt at a chord lesson..........

So, earlier on there was a lesson on chords in relation to scales. This is just making it easier, and showing examples of the chords. So we?ll use E major scale and write the chords in tab and on a fret board. For a different scale just change the fret numbers as is necessary.

So the notes are.......
E
F#
G#
A
B
C#
D#
E

And chord order for a major scale is.........
Major
Minor
Minor
Major
Major
Minor
Diminished
Major

i -Index
m - middle
r - ring
p - pinky

So the chords are.....

NOTE: THE NUMBERS BENEATH THE FRETBOARD ARE THE FRETS FEATURED IN THE DIAGRAM

E major (tabbed as: 022100)

o|---+---+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+---+---+
o|-i-+---+---+---+---+
o|---+-r-+---+---+---+
o|---+-m-+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

F# minor (tabbed as: 244222)

o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-p-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-r-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

G# minor (tabbed as: 466444)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

A major (tabbed as: 577655 or x02220)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+-m-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
3 4 5 6 7
Or

o|---+---+---+---+---+
o|---+-r-+---+---+---+
o|---+-m-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

B major (tabbed as: 799877 or x24442)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+-m-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
5 6 7 8 9
Or

o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-p-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-r-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-m-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5


C# minor (tabbed as: 466544)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+-m-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
2 3 4 5 6

D# diminished (tabbed as: x67876 or xx1242)

x|---+---+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+-m-+---+
o|---+---+---+---+-p-+
o|---+---+---+-r-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
4 5 6 7 8

Or

o|---+-r-+---+---+---+
o|---+---+-p-+---+---+
o|---+-m-+---+---+---+
o|-i-+---+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

E major (tabbed as: x79997)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-m-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
5 6 7 8 9
There you go and I hope this gave better understanding of the chord placements.

Later, Fatt Sorum

KENZI
10-26-2005, 12:40 AM
good stuff, good stuff. helped piece some loose end together for me, thanks.

SilentDeftone
10-26-2005, 08:50 AM
Explain how this is different/better than http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/what_chords_are_in_what_key_and_why.html .

Your tabbed examples only show one voicing; those chords can be played countless other ways.

You don't really explain WHY anything is so.

-SD :dance:

Fatt Sorum
10-26-2005, 10:57 PM
i'm not trying to explain anything else. i'm trying to support that lesson with some chord diagrams etc. to help fully understand the lesson


So, earlier on there was a lesson on chords in relation to scales. This is just making it easier, and showing examples of the chords. So we?ll use E major scale and write the chords in tab and on a fret board. For a different scale just change the fret numbers as is necessary.

So the notes are.......
E
F#
G#
A
B
C#
D#
E

And chord order for a major scale is.........
Major
Minor
Minor
Major
Major
Minor
Diminished
Major

i -Index
m - middle
r - ring
p - pinky

So the chords are.....

NOTE: THE NUMBERS BENEATH THE FRETBOARD ARE THE FRETS FEATURED IN THE DIAGRAM

E major (tabbed as: 022100)

o|---+---+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+---+---+
o|-i-+---+---+---+---+
o|---+-r-+---+---+---+
o|---+-m-+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

F# minor (tabbed as: 244222)

o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-p-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-r-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

G# minor (tabbed as: 466444)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

A major (tabbed as: 577655 or x02220)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+-m-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
3 4 5 6 7
Or

o|---+---+---+---+---+
o|---+-r-+---+---+---+
o|---+-m-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

B major (tabbed as: 799877 or x24442)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+-m-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
5 6 7 8 9
Or

o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-p-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-r-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+-m-+---+
o|---+-i-+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5


C# minor (tabbed as: 466544)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+-m-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
2 3 4 5 6

D# diminished (tabbed as: x67876 or xx1242)

x|---+---+---+---+---+
o|---+---+---+-m-+---+
o|---+---+---+---+-p-+
o|---+---+---+-r-+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
4 5 6 7 8

Or

o|---+-r-+---+---+---+
o|---+---+-p-+---+---+
o|---+-m-+---+---+---+
o|-i-+---+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
1 2 3 4 5

E major (tabbed as: x79997)

o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-p-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-r-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+-m-+
o|---+---+-i-+---+---+
x|---+---+---+---+---+
5 6 7 8 9
There you go and I hope this gave better understanding of the chord placements.

Later, Fatt Sorum

casualty01
10-27-2005, 09:03 AM
it's very incomplete and sporadic. you don't cover every block chord form (there's 5 per tonality (Major/Minor). you only give two for each, repeated might I add.

diminished chords well, they don't really have block chord shapes. yeah, you CAN play block chord versions. but they're more spead inversions rather than ful block chords. that's why everyone (for the most parts) either uses a dim7 chord (which has 1 shape x 4 positions per string set) or if they really just want the triad, they simply play a 3-string triad or 3 note spread.

also, your roots are all over the place. if you wanted to make this a decent lesson. you should keep them all the same root, so people can see how they relate.

*denied* unless you wanna work on it some more. which I'd recommend. only gonna make you better in the end mate.


Cas-:peace: