#1
For those of you who use a lot of chords on bass, what do you typically use?

When I first started using chords, I used a lot of powerchords and octave chords, as well as parts where I would play an open string under whatever melody I'm playing. Lately, I've been using a lot of 10th chords, like so:

G|7-7-x-6---6-6-6-|2-2-x-4---4-4-4-|
D|x-x-x-x---x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---x-x-x-|
A|x-x-x-x---x-x-x-|x-x-x-x---x-x-x-|
E|7-7-x-5---5-5-5-|2-2-x-3---3-3-3-|
--Bm----A----------F#m---G----------


I also occasionally use 3rds, but those tend to get muddy when played lower.

So, what about you?
#2
Isn't a 10th just an octave 3rd?
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#4
I'm a fan of playing just the 3rd and b7 in a Dom7 chord - think Jaco playing The Chicken, it sounds awesome.

Other than that, I play whatever chord sequences sound good/are put in front of me on a chart.
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#5
Quote by Rawshik
Isn't a 10th just an octave 3rd?
Yeah, but the space gives it a pretty different sound, and allows the bass to fill in more room; this can be pretty useful, especially in situations where there's only one guitarist.
#6
i always play power chords, but some times ill play the middle note a step down. like this:---3------7------ that kinda started on accident, but it sounds ok.
---1------5-----
---1------5------
------------------

i also started incorporating these odd minor-y sounding chords like this:
-----3------5---
-----2------4---
-----3------5---
-----------------
these sonud really cool, and dark when arpeggiated. especially on higher frets.
smoetimes ill incorporate a 4th note if im just slammin em down with a pick like this:

-----3-----
-----3-----
-----2-----
-----3-----
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#7
Quote by ETHANEVIL
i always play power chords, but some times ill play the middle note a step down. like this:---3------7------ that kinda started on accident, but it sounds ok.
---1------5-----
---1------5------
------------------

i also started incorporating these odd minor-y sounding chords like this:
-----3------5---
-----2------4---
-----3------5---
-----------------
these sonud really cool, and dark when arpeggiated. especially on higher frets.
smoetimes ill incorporate a 4th note if im just slammin em down with a pick like this:

-----3-----
-----3-----
-----2-----
-----3-----


The second set of chords is a dominant chord. And the 3rd is #9
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#8
Quote by Nutter_101
The second set of chords is a dominant chord. And the 3rd is #9
I think it makes more sense to classify it as a b10 then a #9. Then again, I guess what you call a chord isn't really that important.
#9
Quote by herby190
I think it makes more sense to classify it as a b10 then a #9. Then again, I guess what you call a chord isn't really that important.


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#10
Quote by herby190
I think it makes more sense to classify it as a b10 then a #9. Then again, I guess what you call a chord isn't really that important.


You don't call it a b10 because #9s are derived from the altered scale, since this is a dominant chord.

It's also known as the Hendrix Chord.
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#11
Quote by Nutter_101
The second set of chords is a dominant chord. And the 3rd is #9

names have always been obscure to me... i dont use them that much so...
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#12
Quote by Nutter_101
The second set of chords is a dominant chord. And the 3rd is #9



No, the third isnt the #9 because in a #9 chord, you already have a major third.

Interesting side note: an xb9#9#11 chord (refered to as alt. on lead sheets) has almost all but one note of the diminished half whole scale
#13
Quote by chantastic
No, the third isnt the #9 because in a #9 chord, you already have a major third.

Interesting side note: an xb9#9#11 chord (refered to as alt. on lead sheets) has almost all but one note of the diminished half whole scale



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#14
Quote by chantastic
No, the third isnt the #9 because in a #9 chord, you already have a major third.


I don't believe you read his post correctly - he used the word "third" in reference to the third chord image, not the third of the chord.

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#15
Quote by Killerfridge
I don't believe you read his post correctly - he used the word "third" in reference to the third chord image, not the third of the chord.



Whoops

Although, its may be more prudent to say altered 9s are the third type of extension in a chord since b9's are also incredibly common