What's your favorite chord?

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  1. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    I can't decide between A#7 and Cdom7. They're beautiful by themselves, but even better because I hold only piano chords. They're so... forlorn, pleading and mysterious at the same time.
    A#7-
    6-5-3-1-x-x-x
    Or
    6-5-3-3-3-4

    Cdom7-
    x-3-2-3-1-0
    Or
    x-3-2-3-1-3
    Or
    8-7-5-3-x-x

    Yes, I actually manage to hold them :p
    Took an entire month of practice, but now my fingers are flexible enough to hold with ease and for the 2nd Cdom7 I had to master holding down 2 frets with 1 finger- I also do this for minor chords with the root on the A string
     
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  4. rand z

    rand z Friend of Leo's

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    Em 9th.

    Think David Crosby.

    Dreamy.
     
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    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

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    Not really one chord alone so much as its chord form, and what you can do with it all over the fingerboard-
    I go with a simple first position A chord, but then manipulating it with hammers/pulls, changing it to minor, 7th, major 7th, and barring that all over- it's a 'crucial chord' for me as someone that plays a lot in trio/duo/solo in that I can play solo, yet keep rhythm going at same time droning open strings, etc., against these shapes. YAY A!!
     
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    13ths an 9ths. Although being a country picker mostly, I don't get to play with them much. In that case, the 6th is always a nice cord to add a little jazziness to you're traditional country.
     
  7. Rustbucket

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    Like many others, open G is my go to when I pick up an acoustic (never heard it called the Beatles G either).

    I also really like a well placed sustained maj7th chord when used to color up an otherwise standard progression, a la “Under the Bridge”.
     
  8. GuitLoop

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    You can find the name(s) of ANY chord you can dream up here...
    https://www.oolimo.com/guitarchords/analyze

    Yours is a Bbm6(#5). Several other names for it too if you go to the link above and enter your chord you'll see all the names. I use this site all the time. Seems pretty good to me.

    Oh..and almost forgot...my favorite chord is the one that plugs my guitar into my amp :)
     
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    Probably the minor 9th,
    but the m7th b5th is one i use a lot too.
     
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