#1
I was playing around with my F chords because I wanted to find a more mellow sounding F, and I stumble upon this chord..


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It kinda sounds like an Fmaj7 (132211), but a little bit different.

Love to know what it is!


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#4
You need to look at the chord tones. On the E string there's an F; A and D strings are open; on the G string there's an A; on the B string there's a C and the E string is open.

So what we get is F A D A C E. This chord can have many names depending on the context. But that "Amadd4/F" seems pretty unlikely. Skilly, did you use Power Tab to get the chord names? I wouldn't advise using Power Tab for that because it gives the chord pretty random names sometimes. You just need to look at the chord tones and context.

Fmaj7add6 was what I was thinking at first and Dm9/F was the second that came into my mind. But it really depends on what the other instruments are playing and what the next and previous chords are.
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#5
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Id be interested to know how you worked that out


You look at what intervalls are in the chord.

The notes you have in that chord are an F A D C and an E.

F is the root, A is the major third, C is the fifth, E is the major 7th and D is the major 6th. Fmaj7add6.

I would suggest you to study some basic harmony and check out lessons on how to build chords. Musictheory.net is a great site for starting theory.
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Just put the notes on the blank fretboard, I was gona say I worked it out lol


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you need to know the context, TS. it could be any number of chords based on what else is going on in the piece. function is key here
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Just put the notes on the blank fretboard, I was gona say I worked it out lol

Lol. I was wondering how a user like you would've known those chords.
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Add is an convention used when there isn't a 7th present.
Just call it Fmaj13.

Yup. And that just goes to show how shit that site is. A machine can't even get it right.
#12
With the Dmin9/F, there is a C note, I take it the E is the 9th note in the Dmajor scale, so is the C note from the F major scale, just trying to understand it
#13
Quote by skilly1
With the Dmin9/F, there is a C note, I take it the E is the 9th note in the Dmajor scale, so is the C note from the F major scale, just trying to understand it

Dm9/F can be the ii in C major, or vi in F major.

there's no context in this thread, so we don't even know it's function.
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#14
Yeah it's impossible to narrow it down to one name without any context.

TS, do you have any other chords you were using along with this?

I could see something like Am - this chord - E7. In this case it would function as an Fmaj13, giving you a i VI V.

You could even do a classic i bVII VI V progression. That could sound really nice if you put some thought into the voiceleading and chord extensions.
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#15
Quote by skilly1
With the Dmin9/F, there is a C note, I take it the E is the 9th note in the Dmajor scale, so is the C note from the F major scale, just trying to understand it

No. You don't use scales to name chords. You use intervals. Dm means that it has tonic = D (of course), minor third = F and perfect fifth = A. Dm9 is the same as "Dm7add9", you just don't write it that way. The 7 in the chord means minor 7th = C. If it was Maj7, it would be major 7th (C#). And the 9 means major 9th (= 2nd) = E. You just count the interval between the tonic and the other chord tones and name it. Oh, and the /F means that the lowest note is an F.
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