martinman777
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hey i discovered a new chord(at least its new to me) but cant really find or figure out what the heck to call it. please help


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its g c e g b e
and is being used in the chord progression Em (this chord) G D
of course i might not have my facts straight
Thanks

edit: my bad it was a e i just had the fret wrong i was tired and half thinking when i wrote this
Last edited by martinman777 at Nov 24, 2012,
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The notes are actually G, C, D#, G, B, E. Simplified they are G, B, C, D#, E.

It can't can't be pinpointed without context (as in what progression it's a part of), but my best guess is a Cmajor7 with and augmented 9th (I'm not too sure on the proper name, but those are the right notes). You're playing it with the fifth in the bass.
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Whatabout a G#5 sus4? Taking the G B as the 1 and 3, D# as the sharp 5 and the c as suss
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Ps forget about making new chords :P
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Quote by rockingamer2
The notes are actually G, C, D#, G, B, E. Simplified they are G, B, C, D#, E.

It can't can't be pinpointed without context (as in what progression it's a part of), but my best guess is a Cmajor7 with and augmented 9th (I'm not too sure on the proper name, but those are the right notes). You're playing it with the fifth in the bass.



I lean toward Cmaj7 with an augmented 9th as well. The G in the bass wouldn't be uncommon.

Except for the fact that the D# (Eb) is lower than the E. It gives stability to a C minor sound.
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How about G 6th Sus4 #5th Add b11th, or G Aug Add 4th Add 13th. Or as already suggested, a CMaj7#9/G. Not sure I'd call it an augmented 9th, though. Augmented typically refers to the dominant, from my experience.
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Quote by KG6_Steven
How about G 6th Sus4 #5th Add b11th, or G Aug Add 4th Add 13th.


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Quote by KG6_Steven
How about G 6th Sus4 #5th Add b11th, or G Aug Add 4th Add 13th. Or as already suggested, a CMaj7#9/G. Not sure I'd call it an augmented 9th, though. Augmented typically refers to the dominant, from my experience.



My only problem with the C major 7 is it feels very minor to me. Not at all like a maj 7th. You have 5th, root, m3 as the lowest three notes. A C minor chord. The other ones....don't even mean anything.

This is where context becomes very important.

As for the augmented, I was merely saying that because the term "sharp" drives me up a wall. It's raised but not necessarily sharp. Augmented simply meant greater.


EDIT:

I just went to my piano. C minor major 7th with the #9 added is what it sounds like to me.
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I don't know man... doesn't sound like a poly chord on the piano. Looks great on paper though.
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First of all, if your tab is right, that is spelled G C Eb G B E from the bottom up, not G B E G B E (that would just be E-/G).

I don't know where you got "based off an F major scale" from, but that is pretty far from being a diatonic chord in F.

You could make a case for it being some kind of weird Cmaj7(#9)/G voicing, which technically is a chord that does exist, but I doubt that's how you're hearing it. It could also be a polychord (E-/C-) but again, you're probably not hearing it like that.

The main point of all this is that a chord's name is determined by what it does musically. For example, you can have a chord spelled D Ab C F from the bottom up. This can be D-7b5 in some contexts and Bb9/D in other contexts.

So, if you want to use this chord in a musical context, figure out how you want to use it. That will determine what chord it actually is.

Also, be careful of the screaming b9 in the top voice!
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Well, a poly chord. And that doesn't sound like one to me. But it doesn't to me, it very well could to you. Given the correct context it could to me as well. After everything I've studied, it feels like a C minor major 7th with the E fulfilling any number of operations.

How are you using this chord, TS? Or are you just stacking your fingers up and making cool sounds?
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Cmaj7/G

The D# is decoration, and would typically resolve upwards by a half step.
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It could very well also be the " who gives a **** if it sounds good in your progression its cool " chord
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To quote an article I read on the great Jazz educator Howard Roberts...

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Quote by rockingamer2
The notes are actually G, C, D#, G, B, E. Simplified they are G, B, C, D#, E.

It can't can't be pinpointed without context (as in what progression it's a part of), but my best guess is a Cmajor7 with and augmented 9th (I'm not too sure on the proper name, but those are the right notes). You're playing it with the fifth in the bass.


yeah my bad it is d# instead of e i was tired
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Quote by Artemis Entreri
Well, a poly chord. And that doesn't sound like one to me. But it doesn't to me, it very well could to you. Given the correct context it could to me as well. After everything I've studied, it feels like a C minor major 7th with the E fulfilling any number of operations.

How are you using this chord, TS? Or are you just stacking your fingers up and making cool sounds?


im struming a E before this chord which compliments it quite nicely
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Quote by martinman777
im struming a E before this chord which compliments it quite nicely

In that context, Cm/G with B and E upper pedals (the open strings)
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Quote by Artemis Entreri
I lean toward Cmaj7 with an augmented 9th as well. The G in the bass wouldn't be uncommon.

Except for the fact that the D# (Eb) is lower than the E. It gives stability to a C minor sound.


i was also thinking it was some wierd variation of cmaj7 but wasnt sure exactly what
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Quote by martinman777
i was also thinking it was some wierd variation of cmaj7 but wasnt sure exactly what
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Cmaj7/G

The D# is decoration, and would typically resolve upwards by a half step.


Example,

-0-0-0
-0-0-0
-1-0-0
-2-1/2
-2-3-3
-0-3-3
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A polychord.

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this is a satanic chord and you all fell for this by playing it now you're summoning lucifer into this world because you all played it to check the chord and he got u all good

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#28
Did you notice that TS had it first wrong and now has edited his first post?

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And this is clearly Cmaj7/G.
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Quote by MaggaraMarine
Did you notice that TS had it first wrong and now has edited his first post?

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And this is clearly Cmaj7/G.


thanks for the help
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