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What chord is this?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by telestratosonic, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Good morning. I like this chord and I'm using it in a new song I've written. However, I don't have a name for the chord. I'd appreciate a little help from the experts here on TDPRI.

    Here it is:

    E A D G B E

    X 0 2 0 0 2
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

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    Chords can have several names. To narrow it down, give us the progression.

    That said...

    A13(no 3) (Does x02022 work in its place?)

    Em9/A (especially if you have an A pedal)
     
  3. schmee

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    A13sus2 ?
     
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  4. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Thanks.
    Here's the chord progression in 4/4: For BPM, think Neil Young's cover of Four Strong Winds.

    D (2 bars) E7 (2 bars) A13#3 ? (2 bars) D (1 bar) A (1 bar)
     
  5. telestratosonic

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    I like the sound of the open B ringing out.
     
  6. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It's in the key of D.
     
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  7. Wally

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    I call that an Emin7add11. In the key of D it would be an extension of the ii chord...Em.

    editted....I missed the F# on the high E.....Em9+11.
    And I missed the E on the D string. I read the note letters instead of the fret/string tab thing. Apologies....
     
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  8. telestratosonic

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    So it could be played like this as well?

    0 2 2 0 0 2

    Having said that, I prefer the sound of this:

    X 0 2 0 0 2
     
  9. Tall-Fir

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    After a few moments trying to figure out question in OP, I noticed that the note on the high E is F#. Leads me to believe the notes from A string to high E string are:


    A E G B F#


    the diagram makes the OPers question a little confusing to me.

    I had what I thought was my answer, but I edited my response because I made a mistake.
     
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  10. Wally

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    I editted for my error above. The chord in the first post is an A chord without a third....undefined. There is a flatted 7, a 9th and a 6th.....so one could call it an A13....but it has no third.
     
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  11. Wally

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    But....IF the bass player plays an E, then it again is an Em...Emin9th.
     
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    No name for the chord?
    EmailAdMin :lol:
     
  13. telestratosonic

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    Wally, I like the Emin9th designation. But add the open A on the 5th string, maybe I could call it Em9/A as suggested by Tall-Fir?
     
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    ChordBank’s reverse finder thinks it’s 83% Gmaj13/A, missing D for full 100%.

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    Handy tool!

    Edit: have you tried tuning to drop D to see does it fit in?
     
  15. telestratosonic

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    Thanks.
    No, I've been playing in standard tuning. I like the way it sounds.
     
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  17. telestratosonic

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    Hey, fellow TDPRIers, thanks for the imput. My head is starting to hurt, lol. I've learned something constructive from all who replied though.
    Thanks. Jim
     
  18. Wally

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    It all depends on the key, the movement and....what the bass player plays, perhaps. When you have more than three pitches, complexity occurs.
     
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    I won't be using it then. I only play in the key of rock.
     
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