#2
a minor 7th i think
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#5
F# A E A C E
1 b3 b7 b3 b5 b7

In the context of the chord itself, an F#-7b5, but coming after the previous chord, probably

Amin/F# because the only thing that has a changed in the harmonic structure of the chord is the G - F#.
Last edited by Galvanise69 at Sep 11, 2008,
#6
Ahhh that makes so much sense, thanks!

But wouldn't it it just be Am/F#

Because

F# A E A C E
6 1 5 1 b3 5
#7
Yes. Amin/F# Sorry, I was thinking that the g in the bass wasnt the only b7th in the chord.

Sorry! Should delete these posts for embarrasment!
#8
Out of curiousity what are you playing? Those chords remind me of Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zep - but they aren't quite the same.
Si
Last edited by 20Tigers at Sep 11, 2008,
#10
Quote by Mikeysharkface
oh yea i suppose it is. thanks

how about this one

0
1
2
2
0
2


A chord that hasn't been mentioned yet is Am6. In this case, the 6 is the root.
#12
Quote by Mikeysharkface
so it can either be Am/F# or Am6?

Yep, as long as you understand why. Although one name may be more suited than the other depending on the context of harmony.
#14
Quote by Mikeysharkface
I think i understand.

In my case it would be an Am/F# because it comes after the Am/G

Ahh, well that Am/G could also be seen as Am7. In this case, the b7 is the root. Tbh I wouldn't get to hung up about it, it's no big deal.
#15
damn there is no definitive answer, ah well at least i know the possibilities now. Thanks for your help
#17
mdc you are quite right they are inverted Am7 and Am6 chords.

But, if I were to see Am7 written I would play one of these
3 0
1 1
2 0
2 2
0 0
x x
If it said Am7/G I would play one of these
3 0
1 1
2 0
2 2
0 0
3 3

If it said Am/G I would play
0
1
2
2
0
3

So though you are absolutely correct, I personally I would label them Am/G and Am/F# (though I think I heard somewhere that when you descend chromatically correct spelling of accidentals would be to use the b? So if you're in Am maybe where F#/Gb is not a diatonic note it should be Am/G and Am/Gb? since you're descending?).

Either way when I think about naming chords I think of possible names and then look at each possibility and think "now how would I play that if I saw it written on a piece of paper."

Anyway that's just my two cents and not really anything to lose sleep over.
Si
Last edited by 20Tigers at Sep 12, 2008,
#18
As far as I see it, Amin6, and Amin/F# both work for

0
1
2
2
0
2

Though Amin/F# actually gives you direct insight as to where the 6th is placed in the chord. However it you called Amin6 the F# could be positioned anywhere.