#2
A add...what?

One voicing for Aadd9 is:
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-2-
-4-
-2-
-0-
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add9 chords are made by adding the 9th(F#) to the major triad(A C# E) They are used to accomodate a melody usually I'd say. They don't have a resolving function.
#3
Quote by Declan87
A add...what?

One voicing for Aadd9 is:
-0-
-2-
-4-
-2-
-0-
---

add9 chords are made by adding the 9th(F#) to the major triad(A C# E) They are used to accomodate a melody usually I'd say. They don't have a resolving function.



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#4
Quote by Declan87
A add...what?

One voicing for Aadd9 is:
-0-
-2-
-4-
-2-
-0-
---

add9 chords are made by adding the 9th(F#) to the major triad(A C# E) They are used to accomodate a melody usually I'd say. They don't have a resolving function.


So when you add something, the chord still has all of the notes in the arrpegio?
#5
Its just the chord but with the 9th added in.
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#6
thank you, can you also explain sus, sus2 and sus4 please?
Last edited by Nitro89 at Nov 28, 2009,
#7
Quote by Nitro89
thank you, can you also explain sus, sus2 and sus4 please?
Sus is the abbreviation of "suspended." Suspension always (as far as I know) deals with the 3rd. Sus2 replaces it with the 2, giving you 1 2 5 and sus4 replaces it with the 4, giving you 1 4 5. Sus is the assumed abbreviation of sus4.
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#9
I tried experimenting with using the sus2 and sus4 chords however nothing sounds right when I use em, can anybody help me explain how to use em, I know they are designed for creating tension until the next chord.
#10
Quote by Declan87
A add...what?

One voicing for Aadd9 is:
-0-
-2-
-4-
-2-
-0-
---

add9 chords are made by adding the 9th(B) to the major triad(A C# E) They are used to accomodate a melody usually I'd say. They don't have a resolving function.


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#11
Quote by Nitro89
I tried experimenting with using the sus2 and sus4 chords however nothing sounds right when I use em, can anybody help me explain how to use em, I know they are designed for creating tension until the next chord.


can anyone help me with this please, is there a good formula as when to use it? it just sounds odd.
#12
I haven't ever actually seen a suspended chord in a song unless they were quick one or two strum chords, like in Patience by Guns N' Roses. In that song, they hit the D chord, add the suspended 4th, take it off, add the suspended 2nd, and then hit the D again. That happens in a lot of GNR songs.
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#13
Quote by Nitro89
can anyone help me with this please, is there a good formula as when to use it? it just sounds odd.


There is no set way of how to use them, but some types of music use sus chords as a away to delay the resolution, and in some genres such as jazz sus chords can actually used as a tonic chord.
#14
Chord Formulae:

Sus2= 1,2,5
Sus4= 1,4,5
add9= 1,3,5,9

These formula's should be able to help you construct these chords anywhere on the fretboard.

Hope this helps