#1
Well i'm forming an A11 and i heard somewhere i believe that you can drop the root note on occasions if the tonality is still that of an A11 so i have the notes,

C# E G D which is the 3rd 5th flat7th and 11th and it's tabbed out like this

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

Would this be ok to use as an A11? oh and in context the chords go like this

Bm7 E9 A11 Dmaj7 Gmaj7 F#7sus4 F#7 Bm7

Thanks
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Last edited by Novalydian at Dec 25, 2009,
#2
Quote by Novalydian
Well i'm forming an A11 and i heard somewhere i believe that you can drop the root note on occasions if the tonality is still that of an A11 so i have the notes,

C# E G D which is the 3rd 5th flat7th and 11th and it's tabbed out like this

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

Would this be ok to use as an A11? oh and in context the chords go like this

Bm7 E9 A11 Dmaj7 Gmaj7 F#7sus4 F#7 Bm7

Thanks


I guess if you want to you could. It still has a dominant function, although it doesn't really sound like an A11 to me (especially since the 11th is voiced below the third). It seems kind of silly to play an 11th chord, and play all of the notes except for the root.
#3
if you are playing in a group the bass/piano could play the root note .

have a listen to the overall musical effect , does it work for you ? this should be the deciding factor .
a lot of time people miss the 3rd or 5th from a dominant 11th chord ,
you can this changes the nature of the chord .
say if you miss the 3rd , sometimes the chord is Called "G/A "
But when you say ok , I ask "OK for who ? "
ok for you ?, Ok for the audience ?
#4
Thanks a lot guys
I guess when it comes down to it i should really be thinking about how it sounds and not thinking too much into the theory.
Don't Be Afraid and just look across Blue Fields.
You'll eventually see the Fisherman's Horizon.
Last edited by Novalydian at Dec 26, 2009,
#5
As long as the bass is playing the root note, all you need really is the 3rd,7th and the 11, You can put the 9 in there if you also wish. The 5th can easily be dropped without sacrificing the dominant character of the chord.