Originally Posted by charlie frey
OK...I'm a blues player, so my chord vocabulary is...well...you know...
I've recently agreed to help a buddy who is the music director at a high school, and he wants me to do the guitar stuff for their musical...Cole Porter's "Anything Goes".
I figure this will help me stretch out a bit, but if I don't have a clue how to play a C#dimflat13add6#, I won't be any help at all.
Any hints for a method book...even just a chord book...that'll put me closer to figuring this stuff out?
Before I suggest anything, can you tell us what kind of lineup you are playing with?
If it is a big band, you will not generally need to play the flat13add6# bit of C#dimflat13add6# as the front line will be playing this. Rather, you will need to put on your Freddie Green hat and just play C#dim (probably without the C# as the bass will pick that up). The principle here is the bigger the band, the smaller the chords, and the more attention the piano, bass and guitar need to pay to staying out of each other's way.
But let us know.
The C#dim is made up of C# E G A#.
The b13 of C# is A
The add 6# of C# is just the b7 or B (but you knew this right?
I don't have my guitar handy but I might try something like....
Bb x G B E A
going from 6th string to 1st.