#1
If I'm playing a maj chord, for example Emaj, but instead of playing it normal, I add on an extra g# like this

 
e|0-----4
b|0-----0
g|1-----1
d|2-----2
a|2-----2
e|0-----0


Is it still called an Emaj?
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Last edited by bambamm89 at Jun 10, 2010,
#2
Quote by bambamm89
If I'm playing a maj chord, for example Emaj, but instead of playing it normal, I add on an extra d# like this

 
e|0-----4
b|0-----0
g|1-----1
d|2-----2
a|2-----2
e|0-----0


Is it still called an Emaj?


...that's a G# so you're not modifying the chord...
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#3
Sorry it was a typo, that's what I meant to ask, if I'm not modifying the notes but accenting another that isn't the root, am I changing the chord name?
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#4
No, the note you added is the mahor third, which belongs to the major chord. So, you didn't change it.
#5
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No, the note you added is the mahor third, which belongs to the major chord. So, you didn't change it.


bingo. it's just a (slightly) different voicing.
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#6
So the chord name only changes if I use the 3rd or 5th as the bass note correct? Such as;

 
e|0-----0
b|0-----0
g|1-----1
d|2-----2
a|2-----2
e|0-----4

Changing the Emaj to a E/G# right?
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Last edited by bambamm89 at Jun 10, 2010,
#7
Quote by bambamm89
So the chord name only changes if I use the 3rd or 5th as the bass note correct? Such as;

 
e|0-----0
b|0-----0
g|1-----1
d|2-----2
a|2-----2
e|0-----4

Changing the Emaj to a E/G# right?


Close, the correct terminology is a G#/E. It's an E chord with the G# as the bass.
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#8
Quote by bambamm89
So the chord name only changes if I use the 3rd or 5th as the bass note correct? Such as;

 
e|0-----0
b|0-----0
g|1-----1
d|2-----2
a|2-----2
e|0-----4

Changing the Emaj to a E/G# right?

Yes, but you could just call it E in an informal setting.
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#9
Quote by AlanHB
Close, the correct terminology is a G#/E. It's an E chord with the G# as the bass.


No, he had it right the first time, a first inversion E chord is E/G#.
#10
Quote by bambamm89
So the chord name only changes if I use the 3rd or 5th as the bass note correct? Such as;

 
e|0-----0
b|0-----0
g|1-----1
d|2-----2
a|2-----2
e|0-----4

Changing the Emaj to a E/G# right?
Correct. (and that is the correct way of naming that chord. E/G♯ means "E major over a G♯bass.")

Obviously the name will also change if you play anything other than a collection of those three notes.
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#11
Quote by 20Tigers
Correct. (and that is the correct way of naming that chord. E/G♯ means "E major over a G♯bass.")

Obviously the name will also change if you play anything other than a collection of those three notes.


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