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Old 08-28-2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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Dm7b5/G Chord?

What would be the best way to finger this chord?
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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3 x 3 5 3 4

But that sucks. Just play Dm7b5.

OR, Drop the D and play this.

3 x 3 1 1 x

^ That's so much better
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:44 PM   #3
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3x0111 could work too.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:38 PM   #4
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3 x 3 1 1 x

^ That's so much better


could also be G11b9 .. and yes its a very cool chord
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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Also known as Gsusb9. Or Fm6/G

But I agree with JP. Slash chords (at least in jazz or rock charts) usually mean that the bass player plays the bass note. You can just play the chord in front of the slash.

If you're going to include the G, Neo's shape is easiest, but I quite like this one:
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-3-
-1-
-3-
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-3- (thumb on 6th)
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:09 PM   #6
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e---
B-6- 4
G-5- 2
D-6- 3
A-5- 1
E-3- T


I've been playing this chord this way for years and I love it.
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e---
B-6- 4
G-5- 2
D-6- 3
A-5- 1
E-3- T


I've been playing this chord this way for years and I love it.
Same voicing as Neo's, but tougher! Of course, Neo's used the open string, while yours is obviously movable - and easier higher on the fretboard.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 AM   #8
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If the thumb stretch is too much, barring the A and the G with your middle finger seems possible, too.
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If the thumb stretch is too much, barring the A and the G with your middle finger seems possible, too.
Ha! Not for me, I tried that.

Hold on, I just tried it again...

...Yep I can do it, but it takes me a few seconds to organise that middle finger. Don't think I'll be choosing that fingering in the middle of a tune. I'd just plan on having the bassist play the root .
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I'm not into the whole 5 note chords thing .
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It's probably also a good idea to consider what chords you're coming from/going to.
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It's probably also a good idea to consider what chords you're coming from/going to.

Good call. Im coming from a Cmaj7 chord, which will bee using the standard voicing for. And I am going to a G7b9 chord
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G7b9 and Dm7b5/G are one note apart. So keep that voice leading tight. Or don't.

G7b9 = G B D F Ab

Dm7b5/G =G C D F Ab
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I'm not into the whole 5 note chords thing .


I'm not into the whole 5 tone chord thing myself.
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Well that's where we differ. I like extended chords, I just never play more than 4 notes.
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What's the "standard" Cmaj7 voicing? I'm guessing x35453, but 8x998x is pretty common as well.

The first thing I thought of is:

Code:
3-4-4 5-3-3 4-5-4 5-3-3 3-x-x --3-3


but I like the sound of this one better, particularly using the second Cmaj7 voicing instead of the first one

Code:
--7--|-8--7- 8-8--|-9--9- 9-9--|-10-10 9-10-|-x--x- x----|-10-10 8----|------


That's the same as the second voicing jet posted but an octave higher. If you wanted to keep those voicing but do it an octave lower you could go x3200x 3x311x 3x310x. The D isn't really needed in the Dm7b5/G or the G7b9.

I'm sure there are more options, those are just the ones I thought of.
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Can't we think in open-string chords like x32000? :'D
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What's the "standard" Cmaj7 voicing? I'm guessing x35453, but 8x998x is pretty common as well.

The first thing I thought of is:

Code:
3-4-4 5-3-3 4-5-4 5-3-3 3-x-x --3-3


but I like the sound of this one better, particularly using the second Cmaj7 voicing instead of the first one

Code:
--7--|-8--7- 8-8--|-9--9- 9-9--|-10-10 9-10-|-x--x- x----|-10-10 8----|------


That's the same as the second voicing jet posted but an octave higher. If you wanted to keep those voicing but do it an octave lower you could go x3200x 3x311x 3x310x. The D isn't really needed in the Dm7b5/G or the G7b9.

I'm sure there are more options, those are just the ones I thought of.


Sorry, and by the standard Cmaj7 you was right by x35453. I like the other voicing as well
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Open strings are lame Neo. What is this, guitar?
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