#1
Do any of you guys change up basic open chords (A, G etc) by incorporating open strings and playing near the middle and upper neck ? In effect you are incorporating a wider range of notes (Frequency wise) in chords. I feel like it gives chords a more dreamy floaty feeling. I tend to use these alot in my playing.

For example, instead of a regular A open chord play:


5 12
0 0
6 or 9
7 11
0 0
x x


Here is a chord progression I made using open strings


4---9---9----0----4---5
5---7---0----12---5---5
6---7---11--10---6---6
7---7---12--12---7---7
0---9---x----11---0---0
x---x---x-----x----x----x


These chords seem to work alot better when played through an acoustic guitar with a very warm resonating sounds....
Last edited by psychosylocibin at Oct 28, 2008,
#2
Too much of a broad range in notes results in a sloppy sound. Not very dreamy in my opinion.

I'll try out those chords in a bit though
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#3
thats an alright chord progression. though having a melody over the top of that would sound wierd due to them being dis-similer frequency wise. however it could work well.
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#4
Yeah, that chord progression is actually meant to be played along with another (similar) chord progression, so it does sound kind of strange by itself, especially the 4th chord. I was just too lazy to write the other one out.
#6
open stringed chords are great... let me share some of the ones i use alot.

x x x
0 0 0
11 2 0
8 6 6
6 4 4
x x x



I like alot of dissonance, and these are just some chords that get me through the day
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