dibakar93
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#1
I know much about music theory & chords... But, i've seen many guitarists holding weird looking chords especially Eric Johnson... Can anyone please suggest me some books or DVD which teaches this kind of chord voicings??
N.B.- Please don't suggest some Chordbook full of irrrelevant 8000 chords... I want something which gives the idea behind those voicings..
juckfush
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#3
Which concepts/aspects of music theory do feel that you currently understand? Whether it be understanding the relationships of notes and intervals; constructing major and minor scales and their respective triads; the function of chords and degrees in a given key; the CAGED system; how to construct an inversion or extension; the more we know about what you currently know, the more helpful and direct our responses can be.



EDIT: Also, if you could provide a video or mp3 link to a piece that you feel showcases the ideas that you're looking to replicate, we can analyse the voicings used to offer a more direct and specific response.
Last edited by juckfush at Jul 29, 2012,
dibakar93
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#4
Quote by juckfush
Which concepts/aspects of music theory do feel that you currently understand? Whether it be understanding the relationships of notes and intervals; constructing major and minor scales and their respective triads; the function of chords and degrees in a given key; the CAGED system; how to construct an inversion or extension; the more we know about what you currently know, the more helpful and direct our responses can be.



EDIT: Also, if you could provide a video or mp3 link to a piece that you feel showcases the ideas that you're looking to replicate, we can analyse the voicings used to offer a more direct and specific response.


Thanx 4 replying... I know all the things mentioned by you except "how to construct an inversion or extension".. I have idea about inversions/extensions.. But, I want to know more...

Also, I have a pretty good idea about scale modes...

And here are 2 videos--
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U2I8XPbIIo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIDdVvz3JNQ

In The last one by Guthrie Govan shows some chords in the beginning..
I am talking about this kind of stuff..
Last edited by dibakar93 at Jul 29, 2012,
griffRG7321
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#5
>Like EJ Chord voicings
>Learn EJ songs
>Analyse what he's doing
piszczel
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#6
Quote by dibakar93
Thanx 4 replying... I know all the things mentioned by you except "how to construct an inversion or extension".. I have idea about inversions/extensions.. But, I want to know more...

Also, I have a pretty good idea about scale modes...

And here are 2 videos--
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U2I8XPbIIo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIDdVvz3JNQ

In The last one by Guthrie Govan shows some chords in the beginning..
I am talking about this kind of stuff..


There you go:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/eric_johnson/manhattan_tab.htm
All tabbed out, you can learn from there.

In the second video you can CLEARLY see what the chords he's playing are. Figure them out and analyse them - what notes they are, and therefore what's the chord name? If you say you can't do it, you're just being lazy - it's really easy to figure it out from the video. Go try it yourself and don't expect people to give you anything on a plate.
dibakar93
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Quote by piszczel
There you go:
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/e/eric_johnson/manhattan_tab.htm
All tabbed out, you can learn from there.

In the second video you can CLEARLY see what the chords he's playing are. Figure them out and analyse them - what notes they are, and therefore what's the chord name? If you say you can't do it, you're just being lazy - it's really easy to figure it out from the video. Go try it yourself and don't expect people to give you anything on a plate.


I figured out those... But, thats just 5-6 chords.. I want to know more about the subject like other shapes, etc... So, that, I can, apply it into my playing...
Last edited by dibakar93 at Jul 29, 2012,
mdc
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#8
How's your knowledge on voicings of triads and 7th chords? I wouldn't go any further than 7ths chords until you've mastered how to invert triads and 7ths first.
vampirelazarus
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#9
It seems you don't know as much as you claim you do.

I think it would be beneficial to, as stated above, to learn how to construct a seventh chord. Then all it readily comes down to, is rearranging the notes. Just because the formula says 1 3 5 7, didn't mean they need to stay that way.
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Sean0913
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#10
Quote by dibakar93
I figured out those... But, thats just 5-6 chords.. I want to know more about the subject like other shapes, etc... So, that, I can, apply it into my playing...


If you figured out those as you say, then doesnt it follow that you know the voicings that gave it form? Then you can apply all of these lessons to chords of your own. Why does everything have to be spoonfed for you? Think for yourself. Look at the voicings, what makes it different?

Best,

Sean
evolucian
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#12
screw music theory... get yourself an Alan Holdsworth book or an Al di Meola book. Or better yet, why not just get the Eric Johnson video "Total electric guitar" where he actually shows you his method of constructing said chords. That might just be simpler.
another_dave
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#13
Quote by dibakar93
Can anyone please suggest me some books or DVD which teaches this kind of chord voicings?

I think 'Guitar Fretboard workbook' by Barrett Tagliarino would be one.
HotspurJr
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#14
Quote by dibakar93
I want something which gives the idea behind those voicings..


The "idea?" behind different voicings?

The idea of a voicing is two things:

Firstly, and by far most importantly, the way it sounds. As your ear develops you will gradually begin to really hear the differences. Until then, just keeping working at it.

Secondly, and by far less important, is how easy it is to play coming from, or going to, other chords. Sometimes you use a given voicing because it flows better for your fingers/skill level, but that's largely a personal choice.

The big one is sound. You either hear the difference or you don't.