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Dante's Inferno
11-08-2005, 10:14 AM
Anybody have any really beautiful and unusual chords, like this?
|--0--|
|--0--|
|--8--|
|--9--|
|-----|
|-----|

seljer
11-08-2005, 10:41 AM
|--0--|
|--10-|
|--11-|
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|

Pick the strings seperatley and let it all ring

pokeythapenguin
11-08-2005, 10:47 AM
xx6400
x77600
x57675
x02120
x79897


except for the first two, they're all major 7th form 2 barre chords

SilentDeftone
11-08-2005, 11:25 AM
I believe Frank Zappa once said maj7 chords were the sound of 2 people falling in love. That's beautiful, no? ;)

-SD :dance:

Dante's Inferno
11-08-2005, 12:31 PM
Okey, thanks guys, I'm gonna try out those!

Captain Colon
11-08-2005, 01:29 PM
I believe Frank Zappa once said maj7 chords were the sound of 2 people falling in love. That's beautiful, no? ;)

-SD :dance:
I'm not sure if I want to know exactly what love sounded like to Frank Zappa ;)

But maj7 chords are pretty nice :) Suspensions and Additions usually work well too.

Cpt. Vanquisher
11-08-2005, 02:40 PM
i like 7sus4 chords
These sound really nice with some effects, like chorus.

B7sus4: x22200
E7sus4: x20200
D7sus4: xx0213

enjoy!

SilentDeftone
11-08-2005, 03:00 PM
^ I might rename your Esus as Bm11?

-SD :dance:

Captain Colon
11-08-2005, 03:03 PM
But there's no D or F# :eek:

SilentDeftone
11-08-2005, 03:08 PM
F# isn't needed, and the D is on the D string :wtf:

-SD :dance:

Captain Colon
11-08-2005, 03:24 PM
Oops :(

Well he probably just forgot to change the x to a 0 on the low E :mad:

viciodk
11-08-2005, 03:30 PM
You may try to experiment with adding open strings to powerchords or lifting the index finger when you play bar chords. Try if you can find some interesting chords yourself. It should be pretty easy.

Then you should know how to name the chords you like.

Here are some examples: Fmaj7 Em11 Amaj Bmaj(11) Cmaj Am7 D(9) Emaj(11)

e|---0----0-----0-------0--------0----0-----0------0-----
B|---1----3-----5-------7--------8----8----10-----12-----
G|---2----4-----6-------8--------9----9----11-----13-----
D|---3----5-----7-------9-------10---10----12-----14-----
A|--------0-----0---------------------0------------0-----
E|--------0----------------------------------------0-----


Cmaj13 Fmaj7#11 G6 Em7 Amaj(9) Bmaj(11) Cmaj7 Cmaj*

e|---0-------0------0----0-----0---------0---------0-----0---
B|---0-------0------0----0-----0---------0---------0-----X---
G|---2-------2------4----4-----6---------6---------7-----7---
D|---3-------3------5----5-----7---------9--------10----10---
A|---3-------3------5----5-----7---------9--------10----10---
E|-----------1------3----0-----5---------7---------8-----8---

* Sounds very nice!


Am(9) Em7

e|---0-----0-----
B|---0-----0-----
G|---5-----7-----
D|---7-----5----- etc.
A|---0-----7-----
E|--------(0)----
I'm sure you can come up with a lot more yourself :)

quinny1089
11-08-2005, 03:59 PM
the hendrix chord, on clean with a wah.....

tis heaven....

viciodk
11-08-2005, 04:08 PM
^ A lot of dominant 7th chords with an added b9, 9 or #9 sound great. The Hendrix chord is voiced like this: E7#9: X 1 3 b7 #9 X.

Also try E7b9: X 1 3 b7 b9 X

.. and E9: X 1 3 b7 9 X

:)

John Kimble
11-08-2005, 08:57 PM
Anybody have any really beautiful and unusual chords, like this?
|--0--|
|--0--|
|--8--|
|--9--|
|-----|
|-----|


What is that chord?

SnowballofDoom
11-08-2005, 09:11 PM
Vai's For The Love of God has some very beautiful chords in the background. Not necessarily "unusual" but still beautiful.

Emadd9:

e--0--
B--0--
G--0--
D--4--
A--2--
E--0--


Fmaj7#11

e--0--
B--0--
G--2--
D--3--
A--3--
E--1--


Amadd9

e--5--
B--5--
G--5--
D--9--
A--7--
E--5--


Cmaj7

e--0--
B--0--
G--0--
D--2--
A--3--
E----

rspirate
11-08-2005, 10:07 PM
I personally like the progression on What is and What Should Never Be. Its something like A13 and E9. Beautiful, even though it doesn't really stick out in the song.

jof1029
11-08-2005, 10:23 PM
What is that chord?
the notes are B D# and E, so either Emaj7 without a third, or i would call it a Badd11 because it has the third but no fifth. depends on what the other instruments are playing and the progression tho. stand alone, i would tend toward Badd11 tho.

SilentDeftone
11-08-2005, 10:36 PM
Snowball, you first is Em(9), note the open G string ;)

-SD :dance:

SnowballofDoom
11-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Snowball, you first is Em(9), note the open G string ;)

-SD :dance:

Ah, thanks for that. I was more concerned with getting the code right, I forgot to name the thing properly :(

One of these days, I'll post something that doesn't need to be corrected...one of these days :p:

jammoe
11-09-2005, 12:04 AM
G|-11--|
D|--9--|
A|-10--|
E|-----|

mikeman
11-09-2005, 12:08 AM
This is the most beautiful chord I ever made up. It's an open C9 raised up 2 frets. The B and E strings both play E so it gives a cool chorus effect.

x54050

Captain Colon
11-09-2005, 12:12 AM
Neat I actually made something up while dicking around with open strings :eek: You basically just take a powerchord shape on the ADG strings and add the top two and see what you get. Fun and easy ;)

(names are for Eb tuning, so hush SD :p: Low E string is not used and not notated because I'm too lazy to put the x in. Not all of these will sound particularly appealing, I'm just putting them all in for reference. Chords may not be named correctly)
Absus2 = 0 2 2 0 0
A11+/9- (not sure of the name here so I'm just giving what GP4 says even though it's usually wrong) = 1 3 3 0 0
A#sus = 2 4 4 0 0
BM7 = 3 5 5 0 0
Cm7 = 4 6 6 0 0
D#7sus/C# = 5 7 7 0 0
A#M7Add11/D = 6 8 8 0 0
D#5 = 7 9 9 0 0
BM7add11 = 8 10 10 0 0
F7sus = 9 11 11 0 0
F#6 = 10 12 12 0 0
D#M7 = 11 13 13 0 0
G#sus2 = 12 14 14 0 0 (alternatively, you can do natural harmonics on the 12th fret instead of 12 or 0, sounds really cool IMO)

The progression I came up with...put on a little chorus/flanger/phaser/whatever, just give it a nice clean, lush sound, simple 8th note arpeggios up and down, two 4/4 bars each:

Cm7
D#7sus4/C#
D#5
D#7sus4/C#
Cm7
BM7
Cm7
D#7sus4/C#
D#5
F7sus
F#6
G#sus2 (X 12 14 14 0 0)

Or, using just the root of the powerchord shape which makes it a lot easier to remember:

4 5 7 5 4 3 4 5 7 9 10 12

Is there a scale in there maybe? (Hint, all the sharps should be flats :o)

I ended with this:
rit
e|-----------------[12]------------|-----|
B|------------[12]------[12]-------|-14~-|
G|---------14----------------14----|-----|
D|------14----------------------14-|-----|
A|-[12]----------------------------|-----|
E| I don't do anything! :)

[XX] = Natural Harmonic

A nice light whammy vibrato or something on the last note as everything fades out...;)


This is what happens when you stay up too late, kids :no:

PhoeglePott
11-09-2005, 12:35 AM
Here are a couple of the jazz chords i think are beautiful cant rember all the corect names but i know they are out of an old Mengus song I think its "Good Bye Port Pie" but cant remember bare with me LOL

Some kind of e minor chord sorry didn't feel like lookin up the correct name of it hehe

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

Anothe on of my favorite jazz chords but again sorry dont rember the correct name just the shape of the chord position all though the two e strings are voicing's when the shape is slid up or down the neck they have a nice ring with the shape is played at the 7th fret or in the key of E

e-0
b-7
g-8
d-6
a-7
e-0

P.S. Correct my newbness if any is seen here LOL!!!!

Jandy
11-09-2005, 12:36 AM
What is that chord?

BSus4add#11?


edit: nm already answred

SilentDeftone
11-09-2005, 12:49 AM
This is the most beautiful chord I ever made up. It's an open C9 raised up 2 frets. The B and E strings both play E so it gives a cool chorus effect.

x54050
You mean C(9) I take it. ;)
(names are for Eb tuning, so hush SD :p: Low E string is not used and not notated because I'm too lazy to put the x in. Not all of these will sound particularly appealing, I'm just putting them all in for reference. Chords may not be named correctly)
Absus2 = 0 2 2 0 0
A11+/9- (not sure of the name here so I'm just giving what GP4 says even though it's usually wrong) = 1 3 3 0 0
A#sus = 2 4 4 0 0
BM7 = 3 5 5 0 0
Cm7 = 4 6 6 0 0
D#7sus/C# = 5 7 7 0 0
A#M7Add11/D = 6 8 8 0 0
D#5 = 7 9 9 0 0
BM7add11 = 8 10 10 0 0
F7sus = 9 11 11 0 0
F#6 = 10 12 12 0 0
D#M7 = 11 13 13 0 0
G#sus2 = 12 14 14 0 0 (alternatively, you can do natural harmonics on the 12th fret instead of 12 or 0, sounds really cool IMO)
I hate your Eb tuning :angry:

Anyways, the corrected chord names would be:
Absus2
A5(b9,#11) or Cmaj11
Bbsus4
Bmaj7
Cm7
Bbm11
Bbmaj11
Eb5
Bmaj11
Fsus or F7sus4
Gb6
Ebmaj7
and back to Absus2.

Most were right :)

-SD :dance:

Aveks
07-24-2008, 10:08 AM
The most beautiful chord in the world has to be C#5.

e-0
B-0
G-6
A-6
D-0
E-0


Really simple echoing chord. Strum all the strings at once, up and down in an alternating fashion. Its the sound of the new morning.

mdc
07-24-2008, 11:06 AM
Em11

-2
-3
-2
-5
-2
-0

Thursdae
07-24-2008, 09:14 PM
The most beautiful chord in the world has to be C#5.

e-0
B-0
G-6
A-6
D-0
E-0


Really simple echoing chord. Strum all the strings at once, up and down in an alternating fashion. Its the sound of the new morning.

First off.. this thread is from 2005. Secondly.. how do you get C#5 out of that? Doesn't make any sense. I could see it as a E6add11.. but no way could it be a C#5 (either C# power chord or C major chord with a #5).

grampastumpy
07-24-2008, 09:29 PM
:haha, old thread is old. Though context is EXTREMELY important, I find myself rather fond of maj9#11 chords.

herman ri2
07-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Dominant 11,9,7 chords.


Jazzy but beautiful.

:-D
07-24-2008, 10:12 PM
The most beautiful chord in the world has to be C#5.

e-0
B-0
G-6
A-6
D-0
E-0


Really simple echoing chord. Strum all the strings at once, up and down in an alternating fashion. Its the sound of the new morning.
:mad1:
Jesus ****ing Christ, what were you thinking when you resurrected this?

*reported*

bluesrocker101
07-24-2008, 10:31 PM
^Calm down dude.

Yeah. Closed