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Post em guitarfags! This is maybe an A Major 9?

E---7
B---0
G---6
D---7
A---0
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Alternate E major 7, first chord from SRV's Lenny

E---9
B---9
G---8
D---6
A---7
E---0
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I'm in the process of working on a song that begins with this one:
E---0
B---3
G---0
D---4
A---2
E---0
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>>52130854
also, my guitar is tuned 2 whole steps down.
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no idea what this is
E---0
B---12
G---11
D---14
A---14
E---0
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>>52132011
this is from the neu track 'fur immer' btw
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E---0
B---0
G---2
D---4
A---4
E---2 (optional)
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ITT: standard tuning faggots
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if y'all fuckers want to have your brains pushed through a Juiceman™ pick up this fukken book

needed it for a class or two at Berklee and my entire mind was juiced and I have not recovered.
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>>52128762
that would maybe suffice as an Amaj9 if you have accompaniment. drop the A and get a C# in there instead.

If you have to drop notes from a chord, the least important are, in order: the 5th, the root, the 3rd.
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>>52128762

>tabs
>not knowing chords names
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>>52132651
>knowing retarded add11sus6dim26 chords off the top of your head
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>>52132708
>not being proficient
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>>52132230
give me to epic new tunings to mess with
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>>52132708
are you bad or something
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>>52132708
Haha!
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>>52132230
drop d, epic! \m/>.<\m/
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B--3
B--3
G--3
D--3
G--3
C--3
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E--10
B--8
G--6
D--6
A--X
E--8

i like playing this voicing on Am, but on C it will also sound well
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>>52132748
I've been messing around with (low to high) BF#BGBB, good for drony distortion/feedback kinda stuff
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minors and a diminished scales

basic cable

wrote this tune with a good friend
basically our love letter/song to metal

https://soundcloud.com/artsic/josh-odin-vs-scott
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>>52132651

chord names don't necessarily convey the voicings. plus a lot of people have problems working out what to name unconventional chords.
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>>52132859
E--10
B--8
G--7
D--7
A--X
E--8
mistakes were made
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>>52132859

you sure about that dat 6th fret barre dude
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>>52132772

>drop D is only for rock
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>>52128869
This is good
>>52132011
E9 with an omitted 3rd
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>>52132651
this.

>>52132932

one should be proficient enough to figure out the different voicings of any chord on your main instrument.
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what the fuck is all this shit a guitar doesn't have notes you just play it
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>>52133037

>one should be proficient enough to figure out the different voicings of any chord on your main instrument.

not really, giving it a name isn't an important part of using it.
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>not tuning your guitar 2 and a quarter step between strings

It's like you don't want to play real music.
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>>52133037
Do you think Hendrix knew the names of all the chords he used? Get off your high horse
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>>52133099

Yes it is,

>playing in a band
>with actual people
>hey what chords are you playing here?
>huuuuur i put my finger liek dis look
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>>52133099
>not really, giving it a name isn't an important part of using it.

Maybe, but it's still important to know how to interpret a chord name.

If someone plunks a chord chart in front of you and you have to spend 3 hours working out how to play Emaj7 you're in trouble.
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>>52133147
as long as you know what the root note is it really doesn't matter, I do it all the time with my band
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>>52133099
>not really, giving it a name isn't an important part of using it.
yeah I went to a sextoy party once and nobody put a name on their sextoys and I got unsanitary. just name your chords anon.
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>>52133147

we're talking about the numerous permutations of chords here. obviously you need to be able to DESCRIBE the voice you're playing with reference to its intervallic makeup but you don't have to do that with traditional chord names that have an arbitrary grammar.
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>>52128869
damn, love this one
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>>52133178

>If someone plunks a chord chart in front of you and you have to spend 3 hours working out how to play Emaj7 you're in trouble.

i agree, i'm merely arguing against the opposite extreme. i imagine i could trip you guys up pretty easily by rearranging/displacing otherwise familiar chords.
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>>52133147
oh yeah I forgot that good music happens when everyone is playing the exact same chord as opposed to using to people using intuition/improvisation to discover something "different" that works
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>>52128762
E - 0
B - 9
G# - 8
E - 7
G# - 8
E - 0
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>>52133237
and a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters will eventually churn-out shakespeare but it's not the most efficient way to wait for art to happen now is it
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>>52133236
yeah, if you're gonna be weird for the sake of it you will trip people up. depending on your goals though it's probably not a good idea to do that
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>>52133288

the point is, people coming in here and posting tabs because they can't figure out the voicing they're playing is entirely excusable. have some humility and everyone will benefit.
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>>52133147
m8 it's 12 tone western music, it's not that fucking hard to just figure out what sounds good by ear without knowing theory
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>>52133237

>look guise i will solo over what ur playin
>Band plays a c mixolydian groove
>Guitar player proceed to play weird off key solo in D pentatonic minor
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Can we post more chords instead of shitposting please
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>>52133333
>the point is, people coming in here and posting tabs because they can't figure out the voicing they're playing is entirely excusable
of course it is. everyone is in a different place on their journey. but when you say something like 'giving a chord a name isn't important' thats different all together
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>>52133333
>>52133372
>arguing with quints
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>>52133333
Nice quints, faggot.
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>>52133333
Nice 2.5 dubs
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>>52133277
how is a monkey and a typewriter a proper comparison to an experienced musician who has a esoteric understanding of their craft?
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>>52132230
Don't tell me you're so bad you need open tunings to play?
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>>52133416
monkeys don't overthink trivial shit
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>>52133416
didn't sound like were talking about someone who has understanding of their craft
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>>52133099
>>52133133

>implying i said knowing the chord names and voicings are mutually inclusive

of course, you could not learn what chords you're playing, it's worked out fine for some of the examples other anon's have mentioned, but they still knew how to voice one chord that they didn't what it was called into a different voicing. and so on. but still, learn your chords kiddos (the beatles sure did). it will save you a lot of time.

>>52133237

>implying you can't be creative by knowing the theory

such pleb minds, such pleb music i'm sure.
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I'm a fan of

E--0
B--0
G--6
D--6
A--0
E--

A with a C#m feel, but very simple
Goes well with

E--0
B--0
G--8
D--9
A--7
E--0
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I like this one, can't name

E---0
B---7
G---8
D---6
A---7
E---0
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>>52133617
Emaj9
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Jazz up in this birch

0
5
4
3
x
3

&

0
3
2
2
3
x
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>>52133456
>the beatles sure did
kekd

You can make top-notch music without knowing shit about music theory. Music theory is just terms made for stuff people find by experimentation. Theory can help you produce pretty bland music, or just reach the sounds you want way faster if you already have an idea of what you are trying to make.

I think the most important thing is to listen to a shit-ton of music, get a feel for how a song sounds like in different genres, what makes you wet and what doesn't. Then try to make music, it will be harder getting the ideas out of your head without theory, but it is absolutely doable.
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>>52133369
its too late my friend. its always too late
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>>52133671
in the long run if youre serious about making music theory is going to save you a shit load of time. it's a big time investment upfront to slog through it, but it pays off because it takes out alot of the trial and error you'd otherwise have to do going completely by ear.

I remember when i was writing before i knew any theory and it would take me months to finish a song because I was basically just guessing at everything trying to get the sound in my head. Now that I know theory I know instinctually why something works, what could work next and a whole bunch of other shit. And most importantly i can describe to other musicians what's going on in clear terms they will understand.

I agree theory is not vital to making good music, but it will only help you if you learn it imo.
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Daily reminder that if you use any regular chords in your songs you're an uncreative fuck
Spice it up nigga, it's not even hard to make your own iterations of standard chords, also gives your songs a unique feel
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>>52133617
Emaj7sus2 brah
try it like this

e--11
B--9
G--11
D--9
A--x
E--0
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E - x
A - 0
D - 3
G - 2
B - 1
E - 0
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>using the musical notation system

*le tip*
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>>52133803
Daily reminder that if you dismiss any tool in the song creating process, you are either lazy or ignorant. Unless you are making restrictions as a tool.
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>>52133761
what books do you recommend for learning music theory?

like... being able to make a song that sounds like a song anytime, even if it doesn't sound unique.
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>>52133827
>muh metalancholy chords
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>>52133827

>upside down tab

why do people do this shit
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>>52133892
I'm saying use all tools but make em your own, what the point in pumping out another standard G chord?
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>>52133920
Check this out and go in order, that would be a good start.

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

As for books I used one called Tonal Harmony by Stefan Kostka
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>>52133656
He is right
>>52133656
Im wrong

9 and 2 are octaves and the 7th is in Emaj9, but yeah if you say Emaj7sus2 people will laugh at you.
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>>52134013
nigga u drunk as hell
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>>52132708
its all part of learning numbnuts
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>>52133982

>what the point in pumping out another standard G chord?

making good music. how old are you?
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>>52134013
embarrasing
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>>52134013
holy shit
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>>52134029
>>52134058
>>52134073

>not understanding what he means
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>>52133982
>he doesn't like Neutral Meme Hotel
stay pleb mein froind

seriously tho, nothing wrong with standard chords.
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>>52128762
>mfw there are no guitars in that picture
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>>52134088
>not understanding the outrage
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>>52134131
ur eyes r shit, left of his legs
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>>52134148
That looks like a bass, shit-for-eyes
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this thread is so embarrassing
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>>52133617
EL OJO DE LA TORMENTA
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How to troll on /mu/

>post a thread about basic music theory
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>>52134189
You can see 5 tuning screws and that the blue blanket thing is covering one, and bass vi's don't look like that. Guitar.
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>>52133982
Well, what if I like the sound of your overdone standard A major barre chord? I listen to a lot of 60's music and their chord progressions are what makes it interesting. Music to me, isn't about trying to play something new and prolific. I just like to rock and roll man.

Getting fucked up with your friends and then playing crazy loud is what it's about to me. That being said it's not all fun and games. I want to be able to make music I like, so I learned theory, joined jazz band, and all this other shit. But before I stray from the point. the point is be open minded dude.

If to you music is about crazy chords, then that's cool. that's your thing. Just don't enforce your perception of music on others.
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>>52130854
I use this same chord all the time, but in drop tuning since you can move it anywhere on the neck

D--2
A--5
F--2
C--6
G--4
C--4

What is it exactly, an Em9? I'm not very well versed in chord names
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>>52134131
>mfw he doesn't know the bass guitar is a guitar
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That's definitely a six string on the bottom left.
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>>52134225
gotta love it
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>>52134029
Pretty much. Im pretty hungover and high hehe.
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This song i've been working on ENDS on this chord, but what's the overall scale? major or minor?
F-M
U-U
C-M
K-F
U-A
R-G
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>>52134258
How the fuck do you even play that? Thumb?
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>>52134332

Probably with some kind of weird double bar chord
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>>52134314
kek
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>>52134282
its not mate its a regular guitar with some wierd ass controls on it, cant remember the name tho
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>>52134236
oh yeah
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>>52133052
This
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>>52134332
Second finger bars 4, first finger bars 2. Pinky gets the 6th fret, ring finger gets the 5th
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>>52133369
fuck off m8, are you quint-jelly brah?
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>>52134449
oooooh so close nigga. maybe next time
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>>52134258

yeah em9.
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lovely chords in this thread, great ideas guys.
contributing some of my fave open/sus sounding chords. i use the first three in a 5th->2nd->3rd->4th arpeggiated chord sequence in a song, but they sound nice strummed if you're careful about noisiness too. brackets are optional notes ofc.

E---(0)--(0)--(0)
B---0----0-----0
G---0----0-----0
D---7----4-----2
A---7----5-----3
E---X----X-----X

And one which just sounds so peaceful (and a little bit mario64 eel level?). i prefer it without the high E.

E--(0)
B---0
G---0
D---7
A---5
E---3
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e--10
B--10
G--10
D--0
A--0
E--0
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E---7
B---5
G---0
D---x
A---3
E---x

My favorite voicing of a Cmaj7. Often followed by whatever this chord is:

E---5
B---5
G---5
D---4
A---x
E---x
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>>52134676
Just simple double stops that are consonant with the open strings above. Open strings are always fun.
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In case you guys wanted to know the names of the chords you're posting
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/chord_name.php
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E---0---
B---1-/3
G---0---
D---2-/4
A---0---
E---x---
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I have small hands with poor blood flow. The popular way of playing Dm hurts my fingers, particularly my index but also my hand/wrist.

If I play it with index, middle, pinky, it doesn't hurt. But every chord site says to use index, middle, ring. Should I just try to deal with the pain? I have a smaller, low action guitar coming in the mail which should be easier on my hands
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found this by accident

E---0
B---0
G---7
D---8
A---8
E---6
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>>52135135
Sounds like there's something wrong with your hand or your guitar is really retarded. Pressing your ring finger down in that position shouldn't be painful. It's a pretty natural position.

Post a pic of you fingering the chord.
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i believe its cmaj9

E---0
B---3
G---4
D---2
A---3
E---0
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>>52135135
don't do anything painful, mark kozeleks old friend died that way
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E---0-----0-----0-----0
B---5-----7-----8-----12
G---0-----0-----0-----0
D---5-----7-----9-----12
A---3-----5-----7-----10
E-------------------------

These chords and a bunch of others with the open G and e string.
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>>52134806


that's a F# half-diminished(or F#m7b5)

could also be looked as a rootless Am6 or D9.

very useful tetrachord in jazz
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>>52134416
6'2'', pretty large hands, been playing for 8 years, can't even get my hand close to playing that.
Im calling bullshit unless somebody can post a pic of their hand actually fretting that
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>>52132816
jazz chord

mickey melchiondo plays it in mister would you please help my pony
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>>52135595
I have chubby stubby hands, and it's not all that difficult. Get more dexterous, bro

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0SifTO39BON
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E---0
B---10
G---11
D---8
A---12
D---0
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>>52132871
>good for drony distortion/feedback kinda stuff
Yep. Asshole.
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>>52132871
>>52132816
>2 B strings in a row

Why? I really don't get it.
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>>52135015
kek
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Write great songs.

Figure out the chord names after.

It's that simple.
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>>52132011

HEY NOW HEY NOW DON'T DREAM ITS OVER HEY NOW HEY NOW
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>>52136634
This is what happens when you give the retards who do shits in supermarket refrigerators instruments.
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>>52134376
yep, regular guitars have six strings.
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E - 0
B - 7
G - 8
D - 6
A - 7
E - 0

maj7 chord makes me hard as FUCK
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>>52136634
>>52136889

it gives it an ostrich guitar kinda sound, and chords barred on the top 3 strings sound good y u hatin?
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>>52136969
because if you have to change the nature of the instrument to such an extent that a capo or
downtuning all the strings down the same level you need a keyboard or invent your own damn instrument.
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>>52137027
yeah you sound like a dave grohl fan
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John Mayer - St. Patrick's Day has some real nice off-white chords
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>not ending every song with this:

e - 12
B - 12
G - 11
D - 11
A - 11
E - 0
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>>52137027
whats wrong with a capo my man
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>>52137027
I've read this three times and I don't understand.
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>>52137183
he's a rock 'purist' bro, capos are cheating
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>>52132859
coincidentally I found a nice one while trying to play that

E - 11
B - 7
G - 9
D - 9
A - 7
E - 0
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>>52135435
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZwSqX6J5hs
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>>52134676
>E--(0)
>B---0
>G---0
>D---7
>A---5
>E---3

How am I supposed to play this without breaking my wrist?
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>>52137313
by not being a bitch made ass nigga
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>>52137313
I think there's some finger stretching tool you can buy look it up
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>>52137313
not that OP but you're out of practice
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1lizpdr3uW5
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>>52137183
Nothing wrong with it inherently, but majority of people use it as a crutch instead of getting good at playing.
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>>52137313

that's an extremely easy and common chord dude
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>>52137183
Nothing is wrong with Capo's but tuning each string to one specific note that isn't any sort of variant of standard (e.g 1/2 step down or 2 steps down) then it's getting to the point where its similar to making a keyboard where you've rearranged the keys in the order of a song and all you have to do is press each one progressively.
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>>52135861
looks like a pain in the ass. also looks like you couldn't do it with your first finger anywhere below the 5th fret
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>>52137506
I use a capo because sometimes songs sound "sweet" when I raise everything up by like 2 semitones
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>>52137528
you just went full plebian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrich_guitar
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E - x - x - x - x
B - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
G - 8 - 0 - 0 - 0
D - 9 - 9 - 9 - 4/5
A - 7 - 7 - 12 - 7
E - 0 - 8 - 10 - 5

Debating if I like it or want to fuck w/ it some more
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>>52137632
That's wonderful, but if you're incapable of playing the song 2 steps up with barre chords you need to practice more.
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>>52137751
some people dont want or need to be sick guitarists tho
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>>52137751
I probably should have clarified in terms of fingerstyle
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>>52137751
>>52137773

you're both right
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>>52137773
nononono. everyone needs to be a sick shredder. everyone.
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>>52137751

Sometimes barre chords don't work, they have a different sound than open chords and maybe they won't sound as good in certain situations.
Barre chords are easier anyways.
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I use a capo frequently. I could play the songs without, but it's definitely easier to use a capo so that I can keep my hand solitary while singing. It doesn't mean I don't know what chord I'm playing, it just gives my left hand some relaxation and frees up my thoughts for vocals instead of having to focus on my guitar at all.
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>>52137751

>but if you're incapable of playing the song 2 steps up with barre chords you need to practice more.

that's literally impossible with virtually all the chords posted in this thread you dingus.
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>>52137627
First finger is on the 3rd fret there.

And it's only a pain in the ass the way that all bar chords look like a pain in the ass at first. Practice makes it easy
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>>52137847
Same brah. Also if a song is in an awkward key that requires alot of ugly sounding barre chords throwing a capo on and playing open chords sounds nicer as a solo performer sometimes. Also for transposing to suit your voice, cant beat how easy it is, and I'm lazy so i like that.
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>>52134258
How the fuck do you play that I only have four fingers and I can't figure out what that is holy fuck
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>>52136823
HEY NOW HEY NOW, THIS IS WHAT DREEEEAMS ARE MADE OF
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>>52137313
>can't stretch from 3rd to 7th fret
What are you, a 4 year old girl with bone cancer?
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>>52137671
alright changed it to
E - x - x - x - x
B - 7 - 0 - 0 - 0
G - 8 - 9 - 11 - 6
D - 9 - 9 - 9 - 4/5
A - 7 - 7 - 12 - 7
E - 0 - 8 - 10 - 5

if anyone fucks with it lemme know thoughts
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>>52138183
and scratch that 4/5 on the last chord, just should be 4
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>>52136823
>>52138064

:D
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E---23
B---14
G---20
D---14
A---18
D---14

This chord has given me tendinitis
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