#1
Hi, I am new and am learning my chords scales and fret board. As I grow, chords are making sense and I'm finding new chords in a reverse way without even looking them up.

Question here is if I'm playing C add9 in place of C for easier fingering transition from D to C. I've noted it sounds closer to major C if I drop the high G and playing an open high E.

Such as:
X32033 goes to X32030

Would it be acceptable to play X32030 in place of x32010 when playing a C major? I've noticed chordbook has labeled it still a C add9, but what is it called when I drop the high G for an E?

Thanks for any instruction.


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Last edited by MistaChy at Jan 8, 2014,
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Would it be acceptable to play X32030 in place of x32010 when playing a C major?


Only your ear can tell you that.

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I've noticed chordbook has labeled it still a C add9, but what is it called when I drop the high G for an E?


The same, an E is still part of the same chord so it doesn't change the name at all.

What actually defines a chord isn't the fingering but the notes in contains, so any chord that contains the notes C, D, E and G (and no more) is a Cadd9.
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Thanks Zaphod. So if X32030 and X32033 are both Cadd9, then other than what i just wrote, and the sound, how do you notate or distinguish the difference in variation?
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Thanks Zaphod. So if X32030 and X32033 are both Cadd9, then other than what i just wrote, and the sound, how do you notate or distinguish the difference in variation?


Generally you only can in tab. That's the problem with guitar, sheet music and tab; most tab doesn't tell you anything about rhythm but sheet music generally doesn't have any notation for specific fingerings. I think both actually have the capability for notating everything but they're so seldom used it basically doesn't matter.

Notationally guitar is just really awkward
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