#1
Hi, I'm looking for a couple of chords in dropped D half a step down.

One chord contains: C#, G#, C#
The other chord contains: F#, C#, F#
The final chord contains: G#, Eb, G#

This is for the tuning half a step down.
I realise you can play something like this:



D#|------|
A#|------|
F#|------|
C#|000---|
G#|000---|
C#|000---|



But I'm looking for a chord, rather than a powerchord for the acoustic guitar.

Thanks a lot.
#2
barre chords?
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#5
It's your choice what to use...

You're probably going to want to go with either a major or minor tonality for each chord, which you can do by adding a major or minor third to the existing powerchord, which consists of a root and a fifth.

You'll probably want to switch back to standard tuning for this, as full major barre chords in drop D can be a bit tricky.

So, for example, here is your progression in standard tuning, using all major chords

 C#maj  F#maj   G#maj
--9-------2-------4-------
--9-------2-------4-------
--10------3-------5------
--11------4-------6-------
--11------4-------6--------
--9-------2-------4---------


I think that's something like what you're after, but it doesn't have to be like that, you can switch some or all to minor, or something more exotic...it's up to you and what sound you're after. Hope that helped.

edit: just realised you're in a C# tuning, so something like

-0--
-3--
-2--
-0--
-0--
-0--


should be good for your first chord. For the others you could do the same shape, but barred. But the best way is to work this stuff out for yourself.
Last edited by Beserker at Oct 5, 2009,
#6
Quote by Joshe_009
Hi, I'm looking for a couple of chords in dropped D half a step down.

One chord contains: C#, G#, C#
The other chord contains: F#, C#, F#
The final chord contains: G#, Eb, G#

This is for the tuning half a step down.
I realise you can play something like this:



D#|------|
A#|------|
F#|------|
C#|000---|
G#|000---|
C#|000---|



But I'm looking for a chord, rather than a powerchord for the acoustic guitar.

Thanks a lot.


A powerchord is just the Root and 5th. So you know that the chords will be some variant of C#, F# and G#, based on the Root. Without the 3rd, it's not really a chord and therefore impossible for us to lable.

It's completely up to you whether you want to use a major or minor chord, etc.

edit: If you don't know your scales and how to build chords, you may want to start thinking about learning. There are plenty of articles on this website to help you learn.
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Last edited by Guitartist at Oct 5, 2009,