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Old 01-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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drop d power chord shape.

the basic shape. on the d-a-d.

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but my rythm guitarist has made a song using standard shaped power chords on drop d, like.

-3-
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-1-

note: my guitarist has no idea of theory.

so my question is are there any songs that use the second shaped power chord on a drop tuning, because it sounds bad. and i dont want to be jerk by changing the song my guitarist made. give me some good examples.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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I'd be a jerk and change it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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the basic shape. on the d-a-d.

-0-
-0-
-0-

but my rythm guitarist has made a song using standard shaped power chords on drop d, like.

-3-
-3-
-1-

note: my guitarist has no idea of theory.

so my question is are there any songs that use the second shaped power chord on a drop tuning, because it sounds bad. and i dont want to be jerk by changing the song my guitarist made. give me some good examples.


It can sound good, have you played the whole piece? Or did you just strum one of those ''standard'' shapes and directly thought you didn't like it?
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by hamza hashmi
the basic shape. on the d-a-d.

-0-
-0-
-0-

but my rythm guitarist has made a song using standard shaped power chords on drop d, like.

-3-
-3-
-1-

note: my guitarist has no idea of theory.

so my question is are there any songs that use the second shaped power chord on a drop tuning, because it sounds bad. and i dont want to be jerk by changing the song my guitarist made. give me some good examples.

I see a Fmi7 (or F7, depending on it's function) in third inversion without the third tbh.
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:54 PM   #8
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note: my guitarist has no idea of theory.


Lol well neither do you, otherwise you'd figure out what notes he was using, to figure out what chords he was playing.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #9
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its got a major 6 and a major 2. those are the worst intervals to form a chord with, acording to my taste.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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but you guys still didnt give me songs which use chords like these in drop tunning.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:29 PM   #11
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How would that help you?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #12
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its got a major 6 and a major 2. those are the worst intervals to form a chord with, acording to my taste.


The lowest note doesnt have to be the tonic, it's been indicated above that the chord in question can be a F7 or Fm7.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #13
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The lowest note doesnt have to be the tonic, it's been indicated above that the chord in question can be a F7 or Fm7.


Oh i didnt think like that. thanks. i need to solidify my inversion theory.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #14
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AC/DC uses that kind of chord in "For Those About to Rock".

It's not in drop tuning, I know, but it's similar chord.

The intro riff goes like this (3rd and 4th time):

E|-------3-----0-
B|----*--3--3--0-
G|-4--4--0--2--1-
D|-4--4--0--0--2-
A|-2--0--------2-
E|-------3--2--0-


It's played a bit higher so it doesn't sound as dissonant. I don't think it sounds bad at all. I would call it B/A in this context (the lead guitar plays B major chord over it).
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #15
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its got a major 6 and a major 2. those are the worst intervals to form a chord with, acording to my taste.


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its got a major 6 and a major 2. those are the worst intervals to form a chord with, acording to my taste.

What? Another person who doesn't think that cluster chords sound awful? I'M NOT ALONE?!?! YAY!


EDIT: Stupid me confused cluster and thirteenth chords again.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #17
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wait wtf is a major 2
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A major second is equitable to a whole step.
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I do find the major second to be very fair when it's dealing with whole steps.
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Whoops! I meant to put "equivalent".
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