Same chord or Different chord?
Ok lets say I have a D7sus 4 chord D (r) G (4th) A (5th) C (b7th)
Open D string
1st finger 1st fret B string
2 finger 2 fret G string
4th finger 3rd fret high E string
what if I played it like this?
2 finger D string 5th fret
3rd finger G string 5th fret
1st finger B string 3rd fret
4th finger Hi E string 5th fret
The lowest sounding note (on the D string) has changed from D to G but they have the same notes?
Would that be considered a different chord since I changed my bass note? Or is this considered a different voicing? or theres one more word thats not the same as "voicing" for playing a different type of chord the same...or the other way around maybe...I dont remember
If anyone comes in here saying it's an inversion I will e-slap them.
To answer you, it depends on the context, learn about functional harmony and suspensions to get a better idea of this stuff.
A chord is the same regardless of the order the notes are sounded. The root is not always in the bass. The chord tones are not always arranged the same.
Inversions are named depending on what the bottom note is. Voicings deal with how the chord tones are arranged.
Yes! Inversions...that was the word I was looking for. I obviously have some studying to do. Thanks all for the feedback
And not to forget enharmonic...however that's being called in English.
Like probably the most simple one being Em7 = G6 (and CM9 without the root...) and so on and so on.
So much fun...ha. ha. ha. ~_~
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