#1
So.... I took a random photo of me flailing around on a guitar and my fingers happen to be in a rather interesting position. My chord theory is pretty sub-par and several people have asked me what chord I was playing at the time (mostly as a joke), so I thought I would humor them.

It contains the notes: E, D, Eb, F, Ab

I guess I could draw up a quick diagram if anyone asks as well.

so, what would you guys name this chord?
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#3
Dmadd9-/5-/E, which is spoken, "D minor add nine (something) over fifth (something) over E"
i don't know what the minuses are, but, honestly, you wouldn't have to say them. no one else will know either. good luck, lol.
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#4
Seeing as how 4 of the 5 notes are a semitone apart from another note, I doubt you can make much harmony from that. If you're going for avant-garde new music then go for it but don't try using it in a mainstream music setting.
#5
Thanks for the quick replies. And no, I will never actually play or use this chord, I just wanna know the name of it.
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#6
and this would be the most proper way to play it:

e|-1
B|-3
G|-4
D|-0
A|-3
E|-0

I'm quite sure it's hard as fuck.
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#7
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Dmadd9-/5-/E, which is spoken, "D minor add nine (something) over fifth (something) over E"
i don't know what the minuses are, but, honestly, you wouldn't have to say them. no one else will know either. good luck, lol.


lol, i would go for

Ebmaj7b9sus2sus4 (no 3rd no 5th)
#8
So what would be the proper name for it? I see two answers in this thread but are they for real? lol
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#9
i'm telling the truth as far as i know (i could be wrong, but i don't think i am)
i made the chord on Guitar Pro and then asked Guitar Pro what chord it was.
It said Dmadd9-/5-/E.
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#10
Quote by SaiNt adEL #13
i'm telling the truth as far as i know (i could be wrong, but i don't think i am)
i made the chord on Guitar Pro and then asked Guitar Pro what chord it was.
It said Dmadd9-/5-/E.


ok thanks thats exactly what I was looking for.
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#12
Quote by SaiNt adEL #13
i'm telling the truth as far as i know (i could be wrong, but i don't think i am)
i made the chord on Guitar Pro and then asked Guitar Pro what chord it was.
It said Dmadd9-/5-/E.


Which is Ddim addb9/E
#13
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the purpose of a chord to harmonize? Something with jumbled notes like that can't harmonize, that would mean it can't be a chord. (Don't quote me on that, I'm waiting for a second opinion)
#14
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ok thanks thats exactly what I was looking for.


That isn't exactly what you're looking for - Guitar Pro is fine for naming simple chords, but it's nowhere near as good as someone who understands theory/chord construction.

It misnames a lot of things (it calls diminished chods -5 chords, for example) when you start getting more complex and it ignores the context of the chord, which can be extremely important for determing what name to given a chord.
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