#1
well, I'm writing an acoustic song in the key of E and the B chord is needed. The thing is I'm using open chords for E and A and I need to switch from E to Be quiet frequently. The common B chord I've found is way on the 7th fret. Can anyone point me out a way to play it higher up the neck?
#3
19th is an octave up, next string 14th is an octave up
idk much about different chord voicings...
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#5


e-2-------------------------------2
b-4---------Or try---------------4
g-4--------a 'B7' chord----------2
d-4------for stronger------------4
a-2---------resolution ----------2
e---------------------------------------


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#7
yea except

0
0
4
4
2
x

would be the open version of the chord...fits well and is easier....i like the sound more
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#9
Quote by cmart227
yea except

0
0
4
4
2
x

would be the open version of the chord...fits well and is easier....i like the sound more


Sorry, this is just a Bsus4


0-E - 4th
0-B - 5th
4-B - 1st
4-F#- 5th
2-B - 1st
x


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#11
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oh you know the exact name....congrats, must help you out a lot when writing



It helps when

I'm writing stuff out
Talking to other musicians
Thinking of voice leading
Trying to come up with good resolutions, or suspensions
I try to teach other people the proper name, unlike yourself.
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#12
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#14
i too concur.. but i call that B5, a power chord.. (which imo suck)

i play b:

-2-
-4-
-4-
-4-
-2-
-2-

but you can also play it as the D chord shape on the 11th fret (i like this)

also, when using A E and B.. you could look into the extremely common blues "next step" and go with Bm7

-2
-0
-2
-1
-2
-0
#15
Quote by hippie_cune
i too concur.. but i call that B5, a power chord.. (which imo suck)

i play b:

-2-
-4-
-4-
-4-
-2-
-2-

but you can also play it as the D chord shape on the 11th fret (i like this)

also, when using A E and B.. you could look into the extremely common blues "next step" and go with Bm7

-2
-0
-2
-1
-2
-0



What is it you call a B5 power chord?

Your first chord, while it is a B would be properly named B/F#. It's a B, with an F# in the bass.

Your second chord is actually a B7, not a Bm7.


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#16
really?!?!

i thought all this time ive been playin Bm7.. ive got a f-ed up chord book then... well i guess it technically is a phamplet, not really a book.. old pal gave it to me.

and the power chord is what cmart227 posted..
#17
0-E - 4th
0-B - 5th
4-B - 1st
4-F#- 5th
2-B - 1st
x

It's a Bsus4, since their is no third, but their is a fourth. 1-4-5 in a sus 4 triad


-2 F# - 5th
-0 B -1st
-2 A - b7th
-1 D# - 3rd
-2 B - 1st
-0 E - 4th....


The low E is just acting as a different bass note though, this is clearly an E/B7 chord. Woo woo.
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#18
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#19
They have pretty much already said it...

You can bar the 2nd fret and play an A-Chord which is a B.

You can bar the 7th fret and play an E-Chord which is a B.

If you look at blues or country they almost never play a B-Chord...I normally just ignore the "B" and play a B7...

E- 2
B- 0
G- 2
D- 1
A- 2
E- X
#20
Quote by cmart227
well i guess you are all a lot better at knowing these type of things than I....but i'm not a teacher, and not knowing an exact name has ever given me a struggle when tryin to write



Then why did you try to teach him? Never promote ignorance
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#22
ha retards will apparantly always be retards when it comes to comments....helping someone and giving advice is not damn teaching....and you are full of crap if you tell me that the "bsus4" does not sound good after the E chord he said....possibly even throw in an "Asus2" unless you want to call the chord something else that means the same thing
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#23
^That isn't the point, he asked for a Bmaj chord - and you showed him a Bsus4 chord and led him to believe it was a Bmaj chord. You were wrong and got rightfully corrected - there's a reason Nightwind is a moderator - one of them is to promote correct and insightful information in his forum, and correct those that give out false and incorrect information.
#24
If you want you could make it into a simple 12 bar blues song by adding a 7th to each chord, I think right?, E7 A7 and B7 all work for blues.
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#26
Well that's the same as:

2
4
4
4
2
x

I think. You have to finger the D, G, and B strings just the same, so I suppose it depends on whether he feels more comfortable barring or doing what you just did.
#27
yeah i never play it the way i listed it. just didn't want it to be left out since it's in all the books
#29
^ I think this question has been thoroughly answered, and defended.

Closed to prevent flame-a-thon.
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