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I looked at a bunch of chord theory explanations, but none of them explained how to work backwards... finding the chord name from the given notes... help?
#3
Well if you don't play the bottom string, it's a Dadd9(sus4), otherwise with the bottom E it could be considered as an Em9.
#4
I would guess GMaj7/E, but that's probably wrong.

I do know that it often substitutes for a D major chord
#6
I see a Dmajor flat 9...it's odd.

Edit: Scratch that. It's an Em9
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Last edited by Kevy Absolution at Dec 21, 2009,
#7
It is a GM7, but there's also a 6th added. It's also missing the 3rd.Not sure if there's a different name for it. It's only a 4 note chord though, without the 3rd.
Last edited by ZonedOut245 at Dec 21, 2009,
#8
Well you should do this yourself.

You have the notes E, D, F#, G, D, E

Naming it after the bassnote you will get:
E - root
D - minor seventh
F# - ninth
G - minor third

Contains everything you need for an Em9 (1-b3-b7-9). The fifth can be omitted.

You could also name it after D if you wanted, then it would be an inversion and you'd get:
E - ninth
D - root
F# - major third
G - eleventh

That'd give you Dmajadd9add11 (add since there's no seventh). As you see that name is quite unpractical and shouldn't be used, especially because the D isn't even the root...
#9
^ thank you, that helped explain things. I am trying to get this down on my own, but it's confusing.