#1
Can anyone recommend some interesting chords to use in drop tunings? i'm trying to breakout of the standard one finger power chord stuff and work on adding different suspensions and such to them.

these are the few ive come up with (or stole from underoath and a skylit drive songs
)

8-8-8-10-10-X
5-8-5-9-X-X
6-7-9-X-X-X


anyone have any more?
#2
8---------or---------0
10-------------------3
10-------------------2
8---------------------0
8---------------------0
8---------------------0
Last edited by LukeBTH at Dec 13, 2009,
#6
Discovered this one yesterday. Drop D tuning.

-------2---------
-------0---------
-------0---------
-------4---------
-------4---------
-------4---------
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#7
Dont know how original or unoriginal it is, but its in a Parkway Drive breakdown I learned awhile back...(puts up flameshield)

C-0
G-0
C-1

Ive used it in some of my original songs but I usually mute the note on the G.
#8
"C pattern" D maj chord
----3-----
----2-----
----3-----
----4-----
----5-----
----0-----


Dadd9 chords
----0-----
----5-----
----7-----
----4-----
----0-----
----0-----
or
----5----
----5----
----7----
----4----
----0----
----0----


F#m9 chord
----4----
----5----
----6----
----7----
----4----
----4----
#9
For Drop D, or anything lower.


Just play the Root and M3 of chords like so for G:

E--x--
B--x--
G--4--
D--x--
A--x--
D--5--

Crank the distortion and let those overtones ring out! Try this for E-F-E-G

E------------------
B------------------
G---1---2---1---4--
D------------------
A------------------
D---2---3---2---5--

It helps you get away from the cliche sound of playing with one finger. Slide it around, and add some vibrato, those overtones make it massive sounding.

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Turn these forms into chords (excuse my tab-type....I made this years ago, before there was a formal tab-type)...

Exploring different, heavy, scale scales...Like the D Phrygian Dominant scale....

Drop D and D Phygian Dominant chords:
audio - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/Lessons/phrygianm3/lesson11.mp3

E____________________________________________________________________________
B___7__8__7__4__3____1__3__4__8__7____10__13__11__10__8____11__10__8__7______
G____________________________________________________________________________
D___7__8__7__5__4____1__4__5__8__7____10__13__12__10__8____12__10__8__7______
A____________________________________________________________________________
D_0_______________________________________________________________________0__

or...

Utilizing open D and only octave chords/diads:

audio - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/Lessons/phrygianm3/lesson15.mp3

E__________________________________________________________________________________
B__________________________________________________________________________________
G__________________________________________________________________________________
D_______0_4/________7________0_5/________8_________10________7________8_________5__
A__________________________________________________________________________________
D__0_4________0_7______0_5_________0_8______0_10_______0_7______0_8_______0_5______ 

or...

Chordal riffs...

audio - http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/Lessons/phrygianm3/lesson14.mp3

D______________________________________________________________ ______
B____________________________________________________________8__ __7__
G_______________________________________________________________ _____
D____________0_7____________0_5____________0_4_______________8__ __7__
A_______0_6____________0_5____________0_3_____________0_1/6______ __5_
D__0_7____________0_5____________0_4_____________0_1____________ __0__
Last edited by MikeDodge at Dec 17, 2009,
#10
^^ Very good and helpful post above me.
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#11
E-0
B-2
G-X
D-4
A-0
D-0

just played it XD
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#12
Quote by Dudeman5000
^^ Very good and helpful post above me.


If you're interested, those ideas come from a D Phrygian Dominant lesson I did years ago.

It's all in Drop D tuning and covers single line playing, chords, sitar drone/self accompanying techniques to play single lines while strumming. http://lessons.mikedodge.com/lessons/PhryDom/PhryDomTOC.htm

There's about 25 examples there, enjoy!
#13
Quote by MikeDodge
If you're interested, those ideas come from a D Phrygian Dominant lesson I did years ago.

It's all in Drop D tuning and covers single line playing, chords, sitar drone/self accompanying techniques to play single lines while strumming. http://lessons.mikedodge.com/lessons/PhryDom/PhryDomTOC.htm

There's about 25 examples there, enjoy!


Woah, I'm not Dudeman5000 but that's an AWESOME lesson! Really taught me a lot about how to utilize Phrygian Dominant (and Harmonic Minor in the process), and actually helped my shredding a bit.

Plus, I already have a song in G Minor (most of it's Harmonic Minor), so this is gonna gome in really handy
#14
Minty one from In Regards to Myself, by Underoath...

-5
-5
-7
-5
-6
-5

or mute those two last 5's... sounds very conflicting.
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