robpm9995
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#1
Im a huge fan of weird chords or chords that just sound beautiful. Anyone know any good ones?
rockingamer2
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#3
C major
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GuitarQ33r0
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#4
No, Dm the most saddest key of them all.
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Junior#1
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#7
Some of my favorites are Cm9, Cm7, C major 9, C6, and Badd11


e|-10---8--0--5--0-
B|--8---8--1--1--0-
G|--8---8--0--0--8-
D|--8---8--0--2--9-
A|-10--10--2--3--9-
E|--8---8--3-----7-
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helltothee
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#10
Diminished chords are fun.

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macashmack
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#11
I like M7 and m7, although a little cliche.
I also like Sus2 chords. I think they are the best.
add6 chords are very "Green hill happy" if you know what i mean.
mattrusso
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#12
One sonority that I think is really beautiful and totally underutilized is 7sus4(add3). A good way to voice it is a normal 7sus4 chord with the added 3 on top (doing the opposite - a normal 7 chord with the sus4 on top - would give you a nasty sounding b9 and obscure a lot of the chord sound). Doing this makes you hear the 3 as a tension ("tension 10" if you will) and the sus4 as a basic chord tone. Alternatively, you can place the 3 and sus4 right next to each other, which will give you a b2 rub, which can be very nice sometimes. Here's a basic example, spelled from the bottom up:
D7sus4(add3)
D G C F#
mdc
UG's Mr Chord Man
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#13
A Form 2, Drop 2 voicing will give a similar result with a b2 interval. 1st inversion maj7 chords.

---8
-8-6
-5-9
-9-7
-7-
---
CartoonPiranha
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#14
I personally like stuff with lots of open strings, something like

e ---0----0----0---------
b ---8----3----3---------
G ---0----0----0---------
D ---0----0----0---------
A ---7----3----5---------
E ---0--------------------


Those being Em7, Cadd2 and Dsus2sus4... I think.
yousef213
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#18
Hendrix chord (Root, M3, M7, m3

e--x
b--8
G--7
D--6
A--7
E--x
poisonousmetal
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#22
Check out Joe Pass Guitar Chords book, you'll get from sweet to dark to whatever you wish. It really opened my eyes to chord as the stuff featured it's awesome.

e:------12-14-12-10----------
B:8-8--12-12-12-10-10-------
G:7-9--12-12-12-12-10-9--7
D:9-7--10-10-10-10-10-10-9
A:----------------------12-12-10
E:8-8---------------------------8

I know I posted two times but had to mention the book. It works, I mean, I just made that up with some chords in it and some I just made up.
I have it, but it's also available on scribd.com
MaggaraMarine
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#23
Replace every chord with a sus2 chord. It sounds epic.

Edit:

Also, let your B and high E strings ring open.

---F-F#-G-A-B-C--D
e|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0
B|-0-0--0-0-0-0--0
G|-2-3--4-6-8-9--11
D|-3-4--5-7-9-10-12
A|-3-4--5-7-9-10-12
E|-1-2--3-5-7-8--10


^ These are all majors. A (add9) is my favorite of them.

---B-C-C#-D-E-F#-G
e|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0
B|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0
G|-4-5-6--7-9-11-12
D|-4-5-6--7-9-11-12
A|-2-3-4--5-7-9--10
E|----------------


^ C# is m7, C is Maj7, G is major. Everything else will work as minor or major chords.

These add9 chords are also cool:

---G--F-Eb-C-Bb
e|-10-8-6--3-1
B|-10-8-6--3-1
G|-0--0-0--0-0
D|-9--7-5--2-0
A|-10-8-6--3-1
E|------------
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Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Dec 9, 2012,
Hail
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#25
if holdsworth was the poster-boy of CST i'd be far more receptive to it.
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Aminor251
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#26
Try Gmaj7add11/C , its one of my favorites.

e- 7
B-7
G-7
D-9
A- 10
E- 8
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#28
Db major. No such limited fingerings. /piano bias
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#29
C6 xx0000xx

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Hail
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#30
i use m7no5 a lot

like more often than most guitarists use power chords
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MaggaraMarine
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#31
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C6 xx0000xx

I am curious to hear Mag and Hail's opinions on their posts.

I remember this thread... I still stand by my opinion.
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liampje
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#32
Quote by Hail
i use m7no5 a lot

like more often than most guitarists use power chords

Whitesnake fan? I also use those a lot, or maj7no5 too.

EDIT:Forget my whitesnake mention tho.
Last edited by liampje at Jul 17, 2015,
Jet Penguin
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#33
Oh. This. Again.

Every chord.

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