#1
What would be a melancholy chord? I'm looking for something besides minor. Major chords, obviously are way too bright sounding, and for the song I'm working on, minor chords aren't quite the right sound.

Any suggestions?
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#2
minor diminished(eh, kinda)
sus4's usually sound good when used with minor's

minor chords with a normal 7
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#3
Umm. Its less the chords and more the chord changes that makes something sound a certain way, and the way you play it too.
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#4
Go listen to Opeth

what I've picked up from them:

Eadd9
024000

Cmaj7
x32000

Em/C#
x42000

Em7/Bb
x12030

B7
x21202

Emadd11
077000


or try changing between a minor and a sus2 or sus4 chord
Am x02210
Asus2 x02200
Asus4 x02230
Last edited by seljer at May 12, 2006,
#5
Half diminshed, minor 7, etc... You can use really any chord, it's more your phrasing and rhythm patterns that construe a certain sound. Also try mixolydian mode.
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#6
Invert some chords and see how taht works for ya
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#7
as seljar said

go opeth.

most of those he mentioned had 2nds or 4ths, but in the second octave

like i said before
sus chords...
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#8
Ok-thanks a lot.
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