#1
I'm kind of new to guitar and Ive got a question. What is the official name of these D shape thingies haha and how do I know the overall chord that I am playing. Here are a few examples of what Im talking about:

To begin with, in modest mouse's "Float on"

e|---6---6r-6-6-6-6-66-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6---6r--6-6-6-6-66-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66--||
B|---6h7-7r-7-7-7-7-77-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6h7-7r--7-7-7-7-76-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66-.||
G|---6---6r-6-6-6-6-66-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6h8-8r--8-8-8-8-86-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66--||
D|---------------------------------------------------------8-8r-8-8-8-8-88--||
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------.||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||


Another example occurs in The Strokes 1251:

E -----------------------------------
B -10-------9--------10-------9------
G -9---x16--9----...-9-----9---x16 x2
D -10-------9--------10-------9------
A -----------------------------------
E -----------------------------------

Thanks for your help, Im confused. -CT
#2
there's no real name for them but in a d chord the root is right here: (*)

E 2
B 3
G 2
D 0 *
A
E

so when you move that shape up to the 6th fret the root should be right here: (*)

E 6
B 7
G 6
D 4 *
A
E

you aren't playing that 4th fret note but you can use that note to find the name of the chord. basically the root of the chord is the name of the chord.
#3
e|---6---6r-6-6-6-6-66-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6---6r--6-6-6-6-66-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66--||
B|---6h7-7r-7-7-7-7-77-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6h7-7r--7-7-7-7-76-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66-.||
G|---6---6r-6-6-6-6-66-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6h8-8r--8-8-8-8-86-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66--||
D|---------------------------------------------------------8-8r-8-8-8-8-88--||
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------.||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||

E -----------------------------------
B -10-------9--------10-------9------
G -9---x16--9----...-9--------9---x16 x2
D -10-------9--------10-------9------
A -----------------------------------
E -----------------------------------


Thanks for your help, Im confused. -CT

Well you gotta first break down the chord into the notes that make it. Example 1: 6on e=Bb, 6 on b= F, 6 on g= Db. Hopefully you knew how to do that.
So you have Bb, F, Db. I guess what you have to do now is find out what note the bass is playing. Then come back here.
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#5
It is a major triad in second inversion. The root is on the b string.

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#6
Quote by tarbellcw
I'm kind of new to guitar and Ive got a question. What is the official name of these D shape thingies haha and how do I know the overall chord that I am playing. Here are a few examples of what Im talking about:

To begin with, in modest mouse's "Float on"

e|---6---6r-6-6-6-6-66-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6---6r--6-6-6-6-66-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66--||
B|---6h7-7r-7-7-7-7-77-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6h7-7r--7-7-7-7-76-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66-.||
G|---6---6r-6-6-6-6-66-6--6r-6-6-6-6-66-6h8-8r--8-8-8-8-86-6-6r-6-6-6-6-66--||
D|---------------------------------------------------------8-8r-8-8-8-8-88--||
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------.||
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------||


In order of appearance:

Gb, Gbmaj7, Ebm, Bbm

Another example occurs in The Strokes 1251:

E -----------------------------------
B -10-------9--------10-------9------
G -9---x16--9----...-9-----9---x16 x2
D -10-------9--------10-------9------
A -----------------------------------
E -----------------------------------

Thanks for your help, Im confused. -CT


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Last edited by BlueTele1983 at Oct 29, 2009,