#1
I have seen 2 people play acoustic guitars,but they seem to be playing at different frets.
Are they playing the same chords?
Thanks a lot for your help. I appreciate it.
#2
one of them could be plyaing the open chords, and the other one the barre chords
#3
They are probobly playing it in a different key, say if one person is playing it around the first 3 frets and the other person is around the 5th they are playing it in a differnt key. This usually requires a capo.

Hope this helps!
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#4
They may be playing different chord voicings to give a fuller sound or they may be playing harmony parts it really depends what sort of thing they were playing, where did you see it and can you show us?

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They are probobly playing it in a different key, say if one person is playing it around the first 3 frets and the other person is around the 5th they are playing it in a differnt key. This usually requires a capo.

Hope this helps!


I can almost guarantee you they were playing in the same key; generally speaking if people are playing in different keys it sounds really, really bad.
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#5
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I have seen 2 people play acoustic guitars,but they seem to be playing at different frets.
Are they playing the same chords?
Thanks a lot for your help. I appreciate it.

One could be playing chords and the other could be playing a lead line, they could be playing complementary chords, or they could simply be playing the same chord different ways.
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#6
Thanks for the feedback guys.
Does playing the same chords in different ways make any difference?
They still sound the same because it is the same chord right?
I saw this when avril and evan play the guitar. avril seems to play the normal chords in the 1st few frets,while evan plays other chords further up the fretboard.
#7
It will sound a little different depending on the chord voicing you are using.

Any barre chord based on an E major or minor shape will sound different because the 3rd is an octave higher than your usual G or C open chord. It's still the same notes making the chord, but they may be an octave higher. It just mainly has to do with the intervals a guitar is tuned in and how to find comfortable ways to chord based on that. You can make a triad comprising of the root, third and fifth and play basically any major/minor chord anywhere on the neck you can finger it. But, it won't have the sonic depth or clarity that most people look for in chord voicings.
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