OK, I recently learned that a major chord consists of the I, III, and V note... but obviously, open chords on guitars are made up of more than 3 notes. Why is this? (I'm not just asking about major chords, it's all of them)
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octaves, eg g major is 320003 320 are the i, iii , V i think and 00 are octaves of those with the 3 on the end being the root but this is in the wrong section take it to musician talk
on an open chord it doubles the notes such as a e major chord
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First, this is not the correct forum to be asking this questions, but I see you're new so no worries. Second, to answer your question, the major chord does only consist of those three notes, but you are playing some note more than once. For example, the C major open chord contains the following notes descending from the 5th string: C - E - G - C - E
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that's because in open chords the I, III, and V are repeated...
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