#1
Jeez, when posting i gave myself a brain meltdown on how to formule the question, but i hope you'll get it...

All of this regarding the actual/possible name for an E chord.

E chord:

E 0 (E)
B 0 (B)
G 1 (G#)
D 2 (E)
A 2 (B)
e 0 (E)

E triad B,E,G#.

*The additional notes(e0,B0,E0) in the chord are duplicates of those already in the triad.
Is that why the name of the chord is 'simple' and not some: eg. Cmaj7b5 bla bla bla.?

* I actualy tryed to make it a smart a*s name, but while trying to do it i gave up since i didnt know what to do with duplicate notes( same & diffrent pitch ), weird scale degrees like 12 14 and so on..
Last edited by DocArunas at Aug 20, 2011,
#2
Honestly, I have no idea what you're going on about, but I'll try to help as best I can. That's an E major chord and not much else. An E major triad consists of E, G# and B and what's in your chord? only E, G# and B, and it's not anything funny because E is your root note.

And just by the way, I think you used the term "tritone" incorrectly. Tritones are used to refer to either an augmented 4th or a diminished 5th interval (they're the same thing). I believe the term you are looking for is "triad".
#3
OK then a triad i ment. But you still didnt answer why it doesnt have a 'detailed' name, is it because the notes that are 'added' are the same as in the actual triad?
#4
I'm not sure what you mean by "added notes". If you mean the fact that there are three notes of E, two notes of B and one note of G#: octaves don't make a difference to the name of the chord, whether you play an E as an open 6th string or an E in the twelfth fret on the 1st string, it's still an E just in a different octave - think scales and when you get to the octave that's actually the root again for when you play the scale in the next octave. Also, there is only one G# because that's the 3rd which determines the quality of the chord (major or minor) and that's all that is needed to alter the chord's quality.

Have I answered your question?
#5
Quote by DocArunas
OK then a triad i ment. But you still didnt answer why it doesnt have a 'detailed' name, is it because the notes that are 'added' are the same as in the actual triad?

It doesn't have a 'detailed' name as you say because there's not really anything to it. It's just a basic E major chord. All it is is E B G#. If it were to have say D# in there too, then it would be Emaj7 because you are adding the 7th degree or 7th note of the E major scale. If you keep going and take out the B and add C# F# and A#, you get Emaj13#11(no 5). The name of a chord just tells you what degrees of the scale are in the chord. If it's just a major triad, it's just a basic major chord.
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