#1
What sre some classical sounding chords? Maybe they're simple chords with a twist on them or something, I don't know.

And what would be a good key to play in?

The only example I can think of right now is Tenacious D. In some of their songs.
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#2
I'm not an expert on classical guitar but the classical pieces I play don't really have chords in them that you strum, you just pluck a three or four strings and get a chord that way.
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#3
There's nothing special about classical chords.
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#5
...classical rock? Classical, like baroque or something? What exactly do you mean?
#6
There aren't individual chords that sound classical, it's about the chord progression. If you use the harmonic minor diatonic system or the minor diatonic system, you can come up with some chord progressions that sound very classical.

The diatonic system that I'm referring to is the Roman numerals that you use to analyze a chord progression. The harmonic minor diatonic system would look like this:

i - ii(dim) - bIII+ - iv - V - bVI - v - ii(dim)


If it was the key of C, those chords would be:

Cm / Ddim / Eb+ / Fm / G / Ab / Bdim
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#7
Yeh nothing special. Extended/flattend 5th, 6th/ect. chords weren't used until the late 19th century in Dixieland.
#8
Quote by GuitarGod610
There aren't individual chords that sound classical, it's about the chord progression. If you use the harmonic minor diatonic system or the minor diatonic system, you can come up with some chord progressions that sound very classical.

The diatonic system that I'm referring to is the Roman numerals that you use to analyze a chord progression. The harmonic minor diatonic system would look like this:

i - ii(dim) - bIII+ - iv - V - bVI - v - ii(dim)


If it was the key of C, those chords would be:

Cm / Ddim / Eb+ / Fm / G / Ab / Bdim


Right.... only one thing, why did you label the vi and vii chords as v and ii?
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#10
There we go

Just about the only thing I could think of was harmonic minor.... of course its application isn't so easy, but it's not like this kid can learn classic composition technique from a guitar forum (until Cor gets here, anyway.)
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#11
this is the proggresion in steve morse's Tumeni Notes

Am - E7 - Am - G - F - D7 - D#dim - E7

this is an example of classical sounding chord progression.
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