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which chord is this?

Postby (Hotzenplotz) » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:13 pm

Sounds nice but I do not know how this D-whatever is called correctly:


E A D G B E
x 5 4 0 3 0

I was searching the web but I did not find a generator for that.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Halbert) » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:51 pm

D add9add11
maybe?
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:02 am

I would call that Dsus4add9.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Halbert) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:14 am

Potato Tomato :)
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (kennyhowes) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:32 am

It's a good one, I use it often.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (clementc3) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:15 am

sloop_john_b wrote:I would call that Dsus4add9.


I too would have called it D sus4 add9 but I found a web site that says it is D add 9 add 11:

http://www.jamplay.com/tools/guitar-chords/1-standard/4-d/125-add911

In my quick search of chord naming rules it looks like "sus4" is used when the 3rd itself is not actually played but instead is raised - "suspended" - to the 4th.

In your chord the 3rd (F#) is played along with the 4th (G), so the G is called "add 11" instead of "sus4". I learned something new today here! :D
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (rickendelic) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:27 am

I use this a lot too, It resolves well with x5543x... Obvious following chord but great none the less.



Another of my favorite shapes is 200210 that with a open G shape following it sounds good to my ear.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (winston) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:35 am

I moved this topic to the correct area of the forum. That's a great chord btw.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Hotzenplotz) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:34 am

Thank You for moving. Yes, it fits perfect for jangling. I combine it with C (X 3 2 0 1 0) before and after.

All this is inspired by the chords Lennon used. He had a "special ear" for playing nice sounding chords with an easy way of playing.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (jdogric12) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:36 am

"Chord" implies "function." This collection of notes does not have a function in the western idiom (besides sounding very cool). This is just a D with added color tones. Sorry.

At one time in music history, what we call a simple "seventh" chord (particularly, its embedded tritone) was not even allowed, thus, was "not a chord" either.

But I think at some point there has to be a limit. Dmajorsus9add11 just does not instantly register in my mind like 7b9 or #5 or m6. And I don't think the problem is with me! :wink: 8)
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Halbert) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:43 am

Jason, you would be the Paris Conservatoire to our Clause Debussy? :lol:

Sorry. Nerdy musical history quip.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Hotzenplotz) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:27 am

Well, none of the Beatles was able to write notes. So me, too. I never had guitar lessons but some people say I play good.
Everything I play is a chord for me, except single notes. Maybe I used the wrong term.

The theoretical way we had in school was evil - a long lasting trauma. Music is for me, what You can not express in words or in another way.

But maybe some day I will learn a bit more about what I am doing. And this is a beginning. Thank You all. And I promise to deliver some more strange "chords" from time to time.
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Hotzenplotz) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:32 am

Halbert wrote:Jason, you would be the Paris Conservatoire to our Clause Debussy? :lol:

Sorry. Nerdy musical history quip.


Hey, notice his family name! :wink: :)
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (wim) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:46 pm

I would write this down as C↑3 (open C, up three frets)
That way I can spend the next half hour playing instead of searching chord books for a D with 4 added suspenders
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Re: which chord is this?

Postby (Hotzenplotz) » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:41 pm

Sorry, using Your system means C↑2, not C↑3. :wink:
But still a good idea!

I needed it for the other guys in the band. And I was interested after playing it for hours and using it for a new song.
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