#1
There's a song I want to play, and one of the chords say F (add D), what does that mean.

Thanks in advance.

Also, can someone write in tab what a Bb chord is - I've been playing it as: xx0331, but I'm just wondering what the other forms are.
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#2
Basically, play an F chord, and throw a D in there (usually the bottom note)

You can barre Bb, its easiest that way.
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#3
F add D? Never heard of that one actually. Maybe F add6?

Bb would be -

e--1-
B--3-
G--3-
D--3-
A--1-
E-----

or

e--6-
B--6-
G--7-
D--8-
A--8-
E--6-
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#4
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Basically, play an F chord, and throw a D in there (usually the bottom note)


Eh?

Wouldn't mind tabbing it for me old boy?

By the way, the F (add D) is in When I Get To The Border - Richard Thompson, if it makes it any easier to comprehend.
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#5
Im still thinking that there's something wrong with that chord name. Maybe F6?
e--x-
B--3-
G--2-
D--x-
A--3-
E--1-

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#6
EADGBE:xx0331 is Bb/D
the D is the bass note .

SO F/D could be played
EADGBE:xx0565 or EADGBE :x x 0 8 10 10

are either of these your chord ?
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EADGBE:xx0331 is Bb/D
the D is the bass note .

SO F/D could be played
EADGBE:xx0565 or EADGBE :x x 0 8 10 10

are either of these your chord ?


Well, my chord chart has Bb noted as you have it, and thats how I've been playing it - if its correct, I got no issues, but I rather have it exact, if you know what I mean.

As for F (add D), I haven't played it yet, I just played an F chord followed by a D - just for the sake of it.
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#8
its just Fadd6, but said with D instead of 6
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#10
Wouldn't you call it Fadd13 rather than add6 you'd just leave it as _6 then.
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Wouldn't you call it Fadd13 rather than add6 you'd just leave it as _6 then.


I'm not sure, does it really matter?
#13
Not in finding out what the notes are but I thought I might raise it as a theory point.
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Quote by sinan90
Not in finding out what the notes are but I thought I might raise it as a theory point.




I've thought about it a little bit.

_6: 1 3 (5) 6
_6/9: 1 3 (5) 6 9
_add9: 1 3 (5) 9

When you see '_add_' it means that the 7th is not present. However, the sixth is below the seventh and therefore would generally be written as F6 instead of Fadd6. However, it could be possible that the author of this tab (or whatever) meant to play an F cord and add the octave of the D in which case I would name it Fadd13.

In conclusion, I think he just didn't know how to properly name the chord.
#15
Quote by sinan90
Wouldn't you call it Fadd13 rather than add6 you'd just leave it as _6 then.


It'd just be an F6 chord, it'd be pointless calling it an add chord..

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When you see '_add_' it means that the 7th is not present. However, the sixth is below the seventh and therefore would generally be written as F6 instead of Fadd6.
However, it could be possible that the author of this tab (or whatever) meant to play an F cord and add the octave of the D in which case I would name it Fadd13.


Im pretty sure that the pitch of the note has no effect on how a chord is named unless its a _/ chord where its only the bass that matters...
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