Struggling to transcribe a jazzy surfy chord (Spider-Man related)

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  1. Suttykins

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    I'm working on a project that requires me to cop some 60s surf chords in the style of the above and I'm trying to nail these particular voicings over a I-IV-V progression in C.

    I'm having a hard time picking out the slightly arpeggiated notes that play over the V in the above video (starting at 0:10). I can hear the Bb on the top but I feel like I'm going insane trying to pick out the exact voicing.

    I'm hearing it resolve on the I to a Cm with a B on the top (Cm add9?) which I'm playing as:

    e:-------------
    B:-------------
    G:-------4-----
    D:-------5-----
    A:-------6-----
    E:-------------

    I just can't get that lead in chord.

    You'll have to excuse my ignorance. I have decent knowledge of theory but I'm entirely self-taught and learned mostly by ear so when I come up against something like this, I'm kind of scuppered.
     
  2. klasaine

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    Your second chord is correct. It's named as Cm/maj7 (Cm∆7).
    The chord before it is 'I think' (it is a bit hard to hear) a G7#9 - X233XX or 3233XX.

    G7 to Cm. V7 to Im.

    *The James Bond version of that Cm chord would be: X X 13 12 12 10 ... Cm∆9.
     
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    Wow, that was astonishingly quick. Thank you so much!
     
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