#1
Hi everyone,

My band members are all beginners including me. Yesterday the rhythm guitarist showed us a riff that he wrote.It was cool but it has some unusual chords that I want you guys to tell me if these are even chords or not? what are they called and would it be wrong to use them in a song? (because the second one dosent sound right to my ears)

chords are:
5
0
7

and:

7
0
9

and:

3
0
5

thanks UG.
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Last edited by shpaz at Sep 24, 2008,
#2
cool, well it depends what strings these chords are played on, im guessing low e to d, or a to g, the reason i say this is because that relationship in all the chords like the 3,5 , 7,9 and 5,7 are just the same notes (imagine a powerchord) the open string in between just adds some colour to what is otherwise an octave. the 507 chord will sound weird because ure playing 3 of the same notes (if the chord is played on the strings i mentioned above).

to be honest mate, its your own music so there is no right or wrong. well done that ure beginners and ure making music. thats what i did, and in general i didnt use too much theory, i kept it simple and used my ear more. so if that middle chord doesnt sound right, tinker with the notes or add a second guitar over to add some more texture.

hope ure song turns out like you want it
#3
yes dude low e ,a and d strings. thanks for the info.
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#4
There is never a write or wrong when writing music. There are rules which people usually follow, but if it sounds good to you, who is to say that it is 'wrong'?
#5
they are chords, everything that sounds good that combines notes is a chord and it doesnt matter if it's a known chord or not. make your own chords! thats what a musician is all about.
#6
The 507 chord would just be an A with two A's hit and the octave so AAA,
709 would be B A B. . . so a B root with a seventh in the chord, or an A with a suspended second, however you want to do that.
305 would be G A G. . . so it could be a suspended second chord again, or more feasably an A with a minor 7th. . . . then you could put it all under C major scale.

So you could call it A, B half diminished 7, Aminor7 at any rate, not very weird or out there. Check out some Jazz or Mars volta stuff. . . and omar doesn't even know any music theory.
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